6.09.2020

Although I was 'avoiding' news, I am skimming headlines, looking for interesting things to read that have nothing to do with Covid-19, protests, politics, etc.

But as I skim headlines I've noted a very 'popular' headline that is showing up all over and kind of pisses me off. 

One of the things I've talked about previously is how it's nauseating and eye-rolling inducing how people that were career criminals, horrible people with zero positives to lend to the human race suddenly are deemed "angelic" if and when they pass away. 

Almost every time a young person died while committing a crime in the past 7 or 8 years (in particular) was suddenly turned into an angelic young person who attended church on Sundays, loved their Mama, and was hoping to go to college so they could follow their dream to cure cancer.

But the media loves to turn things in a sob story and somehow... the truth is conveniently lost.

A recent one that comes to mind is Michael Brown.  A store robbery and assault on the store owner was reported by a convenience store. The caller described the accused (later identified as Michael Brown from security cameras).  This kid matched the description, the officer attempted to question him and he was attacked. There was a struggle, Brown attempting and almost succeeding in gaining possession of the officers weapon. The weapon discharged, slightly wounding Brown, who then fled. The officer gave chase, firing upon Brown, ultimately shooting and killing him when Brown turned to confront him and charged at him.

So today the news headline I'm seeing over and over and over again is that the "ONLY THING GEORGE FLOYD IS GUILTY OF, IS BEING BLACK".

Uh... no.  That is not the 'only' thing he is guilty of.  Not in the least.

George Floyd should not have been held down as long as he did, which resulted in his death - no one (absolutely no one) is saying that.  No one can argue that.  But to disregard what got him to that place is wrong.  He was trying to steal.  He was passing off fake money to steal from a store.  He was on illegal drugs.  He's a career criminal and has pulled a gun on a pregnant woman and held it to her stomach to rob her!  He was not an angel and certainly put himself in the position he was by the bad choices he made.

Again, it's unfortunate he died but this didn't 'just happen out of the blue' for no reason.  Bad decisions and bad choices led up to it.  And there are white, asian and latino's who are also harassed and rough handled by the police.  My own son has grown up being hassled by police and he has blonde hair and green eyes for pete's sake.  There are good cops and lousy cops and asshole cops.  There are good people, bad people and asshole people.

While we can argue for the need to hold police officers responsible for undue force, I also believe we should not hide the fact that some of the people being raised to the status of a SAINT after their death are absolutely not deserving of that moniker.  And had they been good people, they never would have been in that position in the first place.
 
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George Floyd Profile Reads Like A Career Criminal

“What is not being told is the violent criminal history of George Floyd. The media will not air this” 

Floyd had moved to Minneapolis after being released from Texas prison for aggravated robbery. He was under the influence of fentanyl and methamphetamine at the time of arrest. He went to jail at least 5 times and a look at his profile as per court documents reads like a career criminal; involved in drug abuse, theft, criminal trespassing, aggravated robbery as well as entering a woman’s home and pointing a gun at her pregnant stomach while looking for drugs and money.

Mr. Floyd was a drug addict and ex-con who did hard time for a 2007 robbery in which he terrorized a pregnant black woman, and absentee parent to his older children, one of whom didn’t recognize him when his photo appeared two weeks ago on television.

"In 2009, George Floyd was arrested for a 1st-degree felony charge, as per police criminal records/history/past, of assault and armed robbery he took part in 2007 and spent five years in prison for breaking into a lady’s house with the intent to rob her. George agreed that he wore a blue uniform to look like a government employee to gain the lady’s trust, and eventually pave his way into the house.

The lady soon realized that the person was impersonating to be a government worker, she tried to shut the door but Floyd brute-forced his way into the house. Consequently, a Ford truck pulled up to the house’s main entrance, five people exited the truck and went straight inside the lady’s house.

The court report mentions that the victim identified George, tallest of all the robbers, who pressed a pistol to her stomach and forced his way into the house.

Not finding any cash, Floyd and other men took jewelry and the lady’s cellphone and fled the scene using the truck. A neighbor had witnessed the robbery attempt, wrote down the number on the license plate, and reported the incident to 911 instantly.

The police followed the lead and successfully tracked down the car. Floyd was found behind the wheels. Later, his identity was cross-verified with the women who reported that a tall suspect had placed a gun to her abdomen and entered her house forcefully.

Hennepin County medical examiners released the toxicology report on June 2nd, 2020 which stated that George Floyd was indeed intoxicated with Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, and traces of cannabinoids and morphine at the time of his death. However, these were not termed the principal factors behind Floyd’s death.
Read the Hennepin County’s Official Biopsy Report on George Floyd here – hennepin.us

Floyd suffered from severe heart diseases. Dr. Gregory David, a medical examiner of Jefferson County, Alabama said “He has some underlying conditions,” which meant he would not do well under stress.

The autopsy report claimed that George died due to cardiopulmonary arrest, listing “complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.” as principal factors.

George Floyd Baggie: Cocaine Arrests

George was also linked to two convictions in the 1990s for possession and theft of a controlled substance (cocaine). However, it is not clear whether or not Floyd served his time in prison for this felony.
George was accused of a firearm robbery in August 1998 for which he served 10 months at Harris County Jail. In April 2002, Floyd was condemned to 30 days of prison for trespassing private property.
George Floyd was involved in two more cocaine offenses, in October 2002 and in 2004, for which he did eight-months and ten-months sentence in prison respectively.
Another cocaine possession conviction in Dec 2005, Floyd was arrested for having cocaine on him and served 10 months in state jail.
After a few months, Floyd’s charge was upgraded, amending the cocaine amount he possessed to be about 4 grams.
However, according to the records, the alleged charge was lifted because Floyd convinced the jury that he had less than 1 gram of cocaine.

George Floyd White Bag Video

At the time of his arrest, he allegedly dropped a white bag onto the sidewalk. The white bag is believed to have contained cocaine or some illegal drug. You can watch the video online.



Sources:
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