A Black Lives Matter protester was charged this week for trying to intimidate the judge presiding over the Daunte Wright trial.
Cortez Rice, who is a part of the Minnesota Black Lives Matter organization, posted a live video of himself and several other protesters last month outside a Loring Park high-rise condo, where they believed Judge Regina Chu lived, shouting “Justice.”
He admitted that he then went inside the building and began yelling outside the front door of the apartment in which he believed Chu lived.
“I just made a live video on it and I was just there to make sure she can hear us,” he told the Minnesota Star Tribune last month.
The video Rice posted shows him saying, “Tight on her a**, we on her heels. Won’t she think it sweet.”
“I don’t know if this is her crib. I think this is her crib right here. We got confirmation that this is her house right here,” he continued, adding that he was “waiting for the gang to get up here.”
The video has since been deleted, but the Daily Mail obtained a clip.
Additional footage, cited in the criminal complaint against Rice, appears to show him back outside bragging that he’d found Chu’s apartment, saying “I was at that b**** door.”
Chu told law enforcement that she believed Rice was trying to “intimidate her and to interfere with the judicial process.”
Now, Rice faces a felony count for tampering with a judicial officer. He is currently being held in jail in Hennepin County, Minnesota, on a $50,000 bail, according to court records.
Rice was previously known for claiming to be a relative of George Floyd‘s. He insisted to the media that he was Floyd’s nephew, but Floyd’s real family sent him a cease-and-desist letter telling him to stop making the claim.