Sometimes it just boggles the mind how willing people are to believe the worst when they can attach a racist label to something. George Floyd dies in police custody and the world burns. But who was George Floyd and how did he really die? The answers to these questions might not be what you think they are.
In short, George Floyd was a career criminal. He spent 5 years in prison for holding a gun against a pregnant woman’s belly and threatening to murder the child if the woman didn’t come up with drugs and/or money. Given that the police solve less than 20% of all crime it is unlikely that this conviction represented Floyd’s only criminal act. Few criminals go straight from law abiding citizen to armed robbery. According to Floyd’s family autopsy report Floyd was high on both meth and fentanyl, a detail the official autopsy from the police department declined to disclose to the public.
When the story broke about this “gentle giant” he was painted as a pillar of the community who preached peace and tolerance. Yeah a lot of junkies preach when they’re high … so what. Would we like to make a list of people who say one thing and do something else? George Floyd had 5 years to get himself clean in a prison system chock full of programs to help him get clean. Two years out of the slammer and he’s already full of chemical nightmares which makes one wonder if scoring drugs wasn’t the first thing he did after being released.
What about his arrest? The officer who leaned his knee on the suspects neck likely knew the suspect from past work experience. He also likely knew he had served time, what he had served time for, and that Floyd was a junkie. If you’ve ever watched the T.V. show “Cops” you might understand that some of these people who do heavy drugs like fentanyl and crystal meth can have temporary moments of super human strength. You might not know this but every cop on every police force from Bangor to Kokomo knows it. Suspects and especially junkies will also cry and moan about their cuffs, being unable to breath and acting like they have broken bones. Cops know this too so they tend to want to ignore pleas from junkies. Having an active audience doesn’t help cops focus on their suspects either.
Autopsies done by both the police department and the Floyd family have agreed on just about everything but cause of death. Floyd had serious medical issues and was high on both meth and fentanyl. George was also 46 years old and doing some of the hardest drugs on the Black Market. The police autopsy determined that the cause of death was a mixture of stress because he was being arrested, a serious heart condition, and the drugs surging through his body. Floyd’s family autopsy recognizes his preconditions and drug abuse but believes that he died from suffixation. This means that the cause of death cannot be determined but the underlying issues will still be taken into consideration. Bottom line is, if justice is served in this case no conviction of any of the officers is possible. An activist judge and a few activist politicians could very well change that but in the eyes of the law no crime was committed.
George Floyd committed suicide a long time ago. His ultimate fate was always carved in stone. He was a criminal and even after serving 5 years in prison, hadn’t learned how to stay out of trouble or get off drugs. George Floyd was a scumbag and I for one won’t be losing any sleep over his death.
Just think how things would have turned out had George Floyd decided to obey the law for once the day he died.