It was a routine police call for a run-of-the-mill crime — someone passing a bogus $20 bill at a deli. But the ensuing death of unarmed black man George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis cops, and the resulting riots, the most costly riots in the history of our country according to a report by the far-left Axios 6 weeks prior to the 2020 election, have once again forced a divided nation into a bitter self-reckoning. The cops involved were axed and President Trump himself pledged an expedient investigation by federal law enforcement — but that did little to quell searing outrage that’s lit up social media, left buildings in cities throughout the US destroyed and looted, violence and murder running rampant while going unpunished by Soros-funded prosecuters, and police targeted as the ‘bad guys’ according to the media that has falsely reported the rioting as ‘mostly peaceful protests‘.
It all started when restaurant bouncer and aspiring commercial driver Floyd, 46, tried to buy groceries. Floyd — a Houston native who had previous scrapes with the law and moved to the Twin Cities to start fresh about six years earlier — went to the Cup Foods on Chicago Avenue South around 8 p.m. for the food run. That’s around the time cops got a call from a store clerk that there was a “forgery in progress” — someone was trying to pay for groceries with a counterfeit $20 bill, a non-violent offense.
Surveillance footage from a nearby restaurant shows police arriving shortly after 8 p.m. and approaching a black minivan where Floyd is sitting with two other people. Two officers walk up to the vehicle, its passenger door already open, and one shines a flashlight inside. The second officer approaches Floyd and tells him to get out of the vehicle, prompting a brief struggle before Floyd exits the vehicle. Meanwhile, the passenger and a woman sitting in the back seat are seen getting out of the minivan.
Moments later, Floyd is seen, hands cuffed behind his back, being led to the side of a building by the two cops. Floyd appears to be speaking to the officers but does not appear to resist. A second police vehicle arrives as Floyd is escorted across the street to a waiting patrol car. One surveillance video from across the street shows him stumbling and falling as the two officers lead him to the waiting squad car, according to footage obtained by KMSP-TV.
Bodycam video taken by a responding Minneapolis Park Police officer shows two other officers interviewing witnesses near the scene. The video is heavily redacted and largely muted, but it appears the two individuals being questioned were the man and the woman who were in the van with Floyd.
What happens next is still uncertain — but the next time Floyd is seen on video is a viral clip shot by bystander Darnella Frazier, which shows Floyd already pinned down by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, a white cop seen pressing his knee into the back of Floyd’s neck while he lies face-down in handcuffs. (2 others were on top of Floyd2 others were on top of Floyd at one point while Chauvin remained with his knee bearing down on Floyd’s neck)
Chauvin had been the subject of 10 prior conduct complaints over his 19 years on the force but had never faced disciplinary action.
The transcript from the body camera worn by J. Alexander Kueng shows clear evidence that George Floyd was suffering respiratory distress before police laid hands on him. Floyd’s respiratory crisis was caused by the Fentanyl he had ingested before the police showed up on the scene and Chauvin’s kneeling on his shoulder / neck was too much to overcome. In the span of nearly four minutes, Floyd can be heard telling police at least a dozen times that he can’t breathe and asking Chauvin to take his knee off his neck — as bystanders, including the grocery clerk who initially called 911, plead with the officers to let Floyd get up.
Floyd first said he could not breathe several times before he was restrained under officer Chauvin’s knee. The autopst revealed that Floyd actually died from fentynal, which he may have swallowed to remove the evidence when the police pulled him over.
“Please, I can’t breathe,” he said. “Get up, get in the car,” one of the cops is heard saying while Floyd remains pinned down by Chauvin.
“I will, I can’t move,” Floyd responds. He then stops moving altogether.
Police called EMTs around 8:30 p.m. and they arrived in six minutes to find an unconscious and unresponsive Floyd, according to Hennepin County Healthcare EMS Chief Marty Scheerer. Paramedics and police eventually flipped Floyd over while he was still cuffed, placed him on a gurney and into an ambulance, where a responder released his hands. Their decision to “load and go,” rather than triage Floyd on the spot, was likely based on their race against time, Scheerer said, adding that responders were likely unaware of how severe the situation had become.
Despite medical officials reportedly spending an hour trying to revive Floyd, he was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 9:25 p.m. Police initially claimed that he “suffered a medical episode while struggling with officers,” but Frazier’s video soon put the lie to that claim.
“They killed him right in front of Cup Foods over south on 38th and Chicago,” the 17-year-old later said on Facebook. “No type of sympathy.” The following day, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, visibly enraged by footage of the incident, announced at a press conference with Police Chief Maderia Arradondo that all four officers involved had been fired. (via NY Post)
George Floyd was given a halo and wings at his nationally broadcast funeral service in Houston. Some question the facts surrounding his death, the possibility that crisis actors may have been used to stage the entire event, and that George floyd may still be alive and may have even attended his own funeral. Some or none of these claims may be true, but it’s always worth investigating because it has happened many times in the past and the social engineers are evil. Here’s an article on many of the anomolies… and a video with James Fetzer and Nick Kollerstrom below:
Media, Leftists Back Antifa & Black Lives Matter Riots and Looting, Push Race War
The insuing leftwing riots were an effort by the DNC and mainstream media to spark a race war in the United States in advance of the 2020 presidential election, thus regaining power which they never planned to lose again in leiu of their new world order rollout plan. White liberal racists and social justice warriors nationwide began rioting, knowing they had a get out of jail free card from George Soros funded District Attorneys, Hollywood, and leftist organizations he funded with bail-out money. The violence was discovered to have been pre-planned and well financed. Democrat leaders and mainstream media refused to condemn the loss of innocent lives and property. The Antifa terrorist organization and other violent socialist groups hijacked peaceful protests and were responsible for burning businesses and churches, and often used mothers and children as human shields for riots. More people wer killed in the first week of rioting, which continued throughout the year, than unarmed blacks who were shot by police while resisting arrest in all of 2019. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is a key support group.
After the death of George Floyd by ingesting a fatal amount of fentanyl while being taken into Minneapolis police custody, the communist-dominated New York Times called for a movement to defund the police nationwide. Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign spokesman immediately echoed the sentiment. In Atlanta, after a drunk driver assaulted police with a stolen weapon and was killed, an incumbent prosecutor facing a primary runoff election charged a policeman with first degree murder which led to a large number of police walking off the job, leaving the city vulnerable to criminal elements of the Democratic party voter base. A one year old Black toddler was murdered while sitting in a stroller in the BLM violence. And 8 year old black girl and a black man were murdered by Black Lives Matter protesters in the violent aftermath.
It is certain the riots were non-spontaneous; the delivery of unbound pallets of bricks placed at strategic points in front of government buildings and affluent shopping districts in metropolitan areas throughout the country on the morning the riots broke out demonstrates a high degree of logistical coordination and financing. Community organizers had been preparing for a violent uprising months in advance. The evidence suggest a classic communist revolution, which much of the world has suffered at one time or another over the past 100 years, but the American people has been isolated from and remains somewhat naive in dealing with such threats to preserving their freedom.
Barr reportedly undermined the President’s desire to use the military to quell mass looting and rioting by Black Lives Matter and Antifa militants that ravaged myriad American cities throughout the summer. President Trump wanted to invoke the Insurrection Act and make a show of strength which would force the looters off American streets in August, but Barr pushed back against the idea with help from Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mark Milley and Defense Secretary Mark Esper. An exasperated Trump reportedly banged his hand on the Resolute Desk and stated, “No one gives me any f**king support!”
Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi called upon rioters to stop “Trump and his stormtroopers.” 150 federal buildings were defaced and 750 police officers injured nationwide in the liberal Democrat/Socialist violence.
The killing of George Floyd caused outage, as it should have. The officers used brutality that was completely unecessary. Protests turned violent, terrorizing small businesses and large ones, looting, and burning cities while city officials mostly watched.
While the leftist media blamed Trump, Susan Rice even found a way to blame Russia, but back in reality thanks goes to George and Alexander Soros, big corporations, and the controlled mainstream media and leftist who fanned the racist flames. The media pushed the race war narrative that kept REAL reform from happening. (VIDEO)
Big Box stores and banks were reduced to ashes. Rioters attacked firefighters who responded to the Auto Zone store that was engulfed in flames. Other fires blazed and a building collapsed without any action from the fire department.
Andy Ngo, a journalist who specializes in domestic terrorist groups claims that the mass arson attacks, looting and vandalism were largely perpetrated by paid Soros gangs. He tweeted, “Antifa have joined forces with BLM [Black Lives Matter] again to carry out mass carnage and violence.” Ngo also noted, “Antifa accounts are encouraging and celebrating the violence in Minneapolis. They’ve even started a jail fund for those who may get arrested. They are calling it a ‘freedom fund.’”3
Daniel Bice of the Milwaukie Journal-Sentinel reports that a group called Freedom, Inc. has received grants from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. He expresses righteous outrage over a radical group using taxpayer funding to advocate for the abolition of police forces altogether, and using that money to organize riots and looting. A dive into Freedom, Inc.’s finances also reveals a direct link to George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
In Minnesota, the Governor’s daughter and Ilhan Omar’s daughter were both sharing Intel with rioters while in New York City, the mayor Bill De Blasio’s daughter is involved in the protests. At Least 13 Joe Biden Staffers donated to group supporting violent Minnesota looters and rioters. In cities around the US bricks were being delivered to riot locations and used to destroy property, and a video of what appears to be an organizer paying a protester emerged.
This is demonstrated perfectly in the video below.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 31, 2020
Also listed is the Tides Foundation, which created the national organization and funding mechanism around the Indivisible movement, which billed itself as the tea party of the left. They want to organize the resistance to Donald Trump using tea party tactics. These days, it seems like if you scratch a violent radical protest group, you unearth the involvement of George Soros, merely one among a vast network of billionaire donors hell-bent on destroying America.4
A list of the main organizations involved in the riots are: Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Liberation Road, Socialist Alternative, Organizing for Action, Refuse Fascism, Revolutionary Communist Party, Democratic Socialists of America, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Socialist Unity Party, Workers World Party, Communist Party USA, Committees of Correspondence for Democratic Socialism, Sunrise Movement, Momentum Community, Democratic Party, Left Inside/Outside Project, Expect Us, and NFAC.
The irony of blacks protesting, looting, burning buildings, and destroying statues of American heroes while bypassing statues of real racists like KKK leader and top freemason Albert Pike, Clemson University founder and democratic Senator Ben Tillman, former senator and KKK icon Robert Byrd, former Arkansas Senator William Fulbright, and others.
(by John Lott) Police officer Derek Chauvin’s killing of a black man, George Floyd, launched protests and riots across the country. Despite there being no evidence yet that the officer was racist, it is simply assumed that racism motivated the white cop’s abusive actions. Law enforcement officers can be careless or abusive without being racist. In Dallas, in 2016, a white man died after being arrested in the exact same way. The officers joked about the man being asleep, but he had actually died after pleading for help “more than 30 times.”
On Fox News Sunday (June 7, 2020), host Chris Wallace mentioned a handful of cases that he thought showed a racist pattern. He pointed to Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who was shot dead by a retired police officer in February while out jogging in Georgia. He also mentioned a recent disturbing incident in New York’s Central Park, where a white woman who was walking her dog called police to report that she was being threatened by “an African-American man.” The man simply told her that the law requires her to keep her dog on a leash.
One recalls the nationwide riots after the Michael Brown “Hands up, don’t shoot”eventually admitted to be a myth.
The media have helped create a biased perception that is far from the reality of shootings by police. In a study, the Crime Prevention Research Center (where I serve as president) found that when a white officer kills a suspect, the media usually mention the race of the officer. When the officer is black any news coverage rarely mentions the race of the officer.
On May 28, 2020, The Gateway Pundit reported — Fired Officer Derek Chauvin and George Floyd worked at the same south Minneapolis club as security guards up to the end of 2019. KTSP later reported that the two men both worked security at the El Nuevo Rodeo Club on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Later, CBS News reported that according to a former nightclub coworker the two men “bumped heads” at the nightclub. The killing “might be personal.”
And there’s evidence that blacks aren’t really all that fed up with police. A July 2017 Quinnipiac University poll in New York City found that blacks strongly support the cops in their own neighborhoods — 62 percent approved compared to just 35 percent who disapproved. That approval rating was 11 percent higher than for the New York City Police Department as a whole. It makes sense that people only know their local cops, but rely on media reports to form impressions about the parts of the city they are less familiar with.
Through extensive research, we found 2,699 police shootings across the nation from 2013-2015. That’s far more than the FBI found, since its data is limited to only 1,366 cases voluntarily provided by police departments. But Google and Facebook doesn’t want you to even see the scaled down FBI statistics and censored that info.
The FBI data has other problems, too: It disproportionately includes cases from heavily minority areas, giving a misleading picture of the frequency at which blacks are shot. Our database keeps track of characteristics of both the suspect and the officer involved in each shooting, local violent crime rates, demographics of the city and police department, and many other factors that help determine what causes police shootings.
Officers kill Blacks at a higher rate than their share of the population: 25 percent of the suspects killed were black, 45 percent white, and 16 percent Hispanic. But that isn’t true where the deaths are occurring. Black suspects tend to die in heavily black larger cities with populations averaging over 600,000 (overwhelmingly run by Democrats), while whites are killed in smaller cities with an average population of 250,000.
White suspects were slightly more likely to be holding a firearm than blacks (63% to 61%). Black and white suspects where both equally likely to be involved in violent crime when they lose their lives, though blacks who died were more likely to be involved in drug or property offenses. But police generally have more challenging jobs in cities where blacks are killed. The average city where blacks are killed had a 61 percent higher violent crime rate and 126 percent higher murder rate than where the average white was killed.
After accounting for these and other factors, including the average differences across police departments to deal cultural differences in departments, we found that black officers were at least as likely as their white peers to kill black suspects, but that black officers were more likely to kill unarmed blacks than were white officers.
The data offered some advice for reducing these attacks. While it can’t explain all instances such as George Floyd’s case, usually when more police are present at the scene of a confrontation with a civilian, suspects face reduced odds of being killed. For each additional officer, there is about a 14 to 18 percent reduction in the suspect’s chances of being killed.
Officers feel more vulnerable if they are alone at the scene, making them more likely to resort to deadly force. Also, suspects may be emboldened and resist arrest when fewer officers are present.
It is a dangerous fiction that prejudiced white officers are going out and disproportionately killing black men. But that doesn’t mean that measures can’t be taken to reduce shootings by police. The most obvious step would be to increase the number of officers, in an effort to avoid forcing lone, vulnerable officers to make life-or-death decisions.
Police brutality exists, as pointed out by David Knight in the video below, but it’s not always a ‘black and white’ issue:
A Rudy Guiliani episode of Common Sense provides a presentation of the dramatic facts being deliberately covered up by Antifa, the mainstream media, and many Democrats so that they can justify their war on law enforcement. This episode exposes it all.
St. Louis Police arrested and charged 24-year-old Stephan Cannon with first-degree murder for the death of retired Police Captain David Dorn who was murdered outside of Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry in North St. Louis trying to protect the store from being looted. Cannon, 24, was sentenced to seven years for felony robbery but he got a break. In 2014, Cannon got probation under what’s called a suspended execution of sentence (SES). Court records show Cannon then violated probation—twice—and got two more breaks. He never went to prison for even a day.
Corporate & Hollywood Sponsored Riots to Phase Out the Competition (Do Small Businesses Matter?)
During a broadcast of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the Fox host called out the major corporations (Google, Intel, Pepsi) putting money into groups like Black Lives Matter who are funding the protests nationwide that have turned into violent riots.
Another interesting aspect of the riots is the 180 degree change by the left to ignore social distancing and stay-at-home orders in favor of the George Floyd ‘protests‘. American Thinker’s Clarice Feldman wrote:
After watching hundreds (including Michigan Governor Whitmer and other political figures who placed the rest of us in lockdowns) marching, screaming shouting — without social distancing and often without masks — it’s going to be hard to persuade us that even normal social contact will infect us and those around us with COVID-19. After watching the police hamstrung by these same politicians as their cities were looted and burned and they and civilians were severely injured and killed, gun sales are soaring. Without law and order it’s each man for himself. With our biggest cities boarded up and devastated, flight out to red states, where people understand that without respect for law life is too brutal to endure, will snowball.
She encouraged leftists to protest in the streets while telling small businesses and churches they must remain closed because of the Coronavirus. It was mere weeks previous that statist politicians condemned protesters — the peaceful, anti-lockdown variety — as selfish, self-centered (and sometimes white supremacist) vectors of deadly disease. A New Jersey woman was even arrested for trying to organize a protest, and Michigan’s Whitmer said she wouldn’t apologize for protecting people’s health. The tyrannical governor also joined the radical call to “defund the police.”
What’s more, complaining that the anti-lockdown events had transformed into something more partisan, Whitmer said in mid May, “I’m not changing the way I run this state because of some protests.” Well, that lasted until the something more partisan was more to her partisan liking. The added irony is that most of the current protesters are black, the very racial demographic leftists had complained was most imperiled by The Virus™. But perhaps like certain cowed cops, the disease is lying down for the protesters. Who’da thunk it? The flu from Wuhan is woke!2
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