Protesters enter private building where they think Minneapolis judge lives

"I think this is her crib right here ... waiting for the gang to get up here," one protester said as he stood directly outside what he believed to be a Minneapolis judge's home.

Cortez Rice, seen top left, livestreamed from the front door of what he thinks is a judge's home. (Facebook/screenshot)

Warning: This article contains strong language. 

Protesters entered a private Minneapolis building where they believe Judge Regina Chu lives.

Chu ruled in August that the trial of former police officer Kim Potter, who shot Daunte Wright, apparently by accident, will not be broadcast or video recorded. This angered protesters who rallied outside the building where they think she lives Saturday night. Some of the protesters, including George Floyd’s nephew Cortez Rice, even gained entry to the building.

“We at the judge house … on her ass, we on her heels,” Rice said as he stood in a hallway outside the door of an apartment or condo where Chu is believed to reside. He wore a bulletproof vest and several gold chains.

“I think this is her crib right here, we got confirmation that this is her house right here. Waiting for the gang to get up here,” he said as he hosted a Facebook livestream from inside the building. At one point, he turned to a window to “fucking see the guys out there, the gang.” He then yelled down to them “to let the gang know we up in this bitch.”

“You know I’m in this motherfucker,” he told his audience.

He also commented negatively about the apparent racial composition of the building’s resident population. “Predominantly white neighborhood, look at this shit,” he said. “The judge stay in this nice little predominantly white neighborhood, this nice little white building,” Rice continued. One of these residents asked Rice what he was doing yelling out a hallway window. Rice suggested to his audience that this question was a sign of racism.

Meanwhile, a small mob chanted outside.

A speaker at the protests also warned that “this was like a trial run, because we are going to be out here potentially multiple times.”

Rice also suggested that the jurors in the Kim Potter trial should be photographed.

Towards the end of the protest, it became clear that the mob may have descended on the wrong building.


Kyle Hooten

Kyle Hooten is Managing Editor of Alpha News. His coverage of Minneapolis has been featured on television shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight and in print media outlets like the Wall Street Journal.