In preparing for the trial of Minnesots accused cop Derek Chauvin, Minneapolis has fortified, with concrete barriers, fences and razor wire, the courthouse where it will be held. Understandably, for any acquittal of Chauvin, or conviction on a lesser charge than murder, could trigger a riot like those that plagued the city through the summer of 2020. And if a mob does take to the streets in Minneapolis, as it did all last summer, the national reaction will be telling.
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