BLM Protester Arrested For Harassing Judge

( )- A Minneapolis man was arrested and charged with attempting to intimidate the judge who is presiding over the trial of former police officer Kim Potter in the shooting death of Daunte Wright.

Cortez Rice, 32, staged a protest outside of what he thought was Judge Regina Chu’s apartment and live-streamed himself doing it, helpfully providing police all the evidence they need.

Problem is, the dope may have been “protesting” at the wrong place.

On November 6, Rice wanted to protest Judge Chu’s initial decision not to permit cameras inside the courtroom during the trial of former police officer Kim Potter. In the now-deleted YouTube live stream, Rice filmed himself in an empty hallway as he demanded cameras in the courtroom. He said he didn’t know if that was her apartment, but he thought it was, adding that he got confirmation that Judge Chu lived there.

Rice said “we are here” waiting for the judge and “for the gang to get up here.” He shouted the judge’s name and demanded “transparency.” Then he said they would hate it if she got kicked out of her apartment over his protest.

Problem is, Judge Chu doesn’t live in the apartment. The man living in the apartment Rice was “protesting” told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he purchased the place from Judge Chu.

So not only does the dope decide to film himself intimidating the judge in a criminal trial, he doesn’t even go to the right place. Not exactly a criminal mastermind, is he?

When police interviewed Judge Chu, she said she believed Rice intended to intimidate her and “interfere with the judicial process.”

Amazingly, Rice claimed after his arrest that he wasn’t trying to scare the judge. He told the Star-Tribune that he didn’t understand why people were saying it was intimidation “because that wasn’t the case.” All he was doing, Rice claimed, was making a live video to “make sure she can hear us.”

Nope. Not a criminal mastermind.

This isn’t the first time Cortez Rice and Judge Chu’s paths have crossed. In October, Rice was in court on a probation violation and Judge Chu was the presiding judge. Rice had violated probation stemming from a 2017 conviction for illegal weapons possession. Rather than send him to prison, Judge Chu chose to continue his probation.