The above picture and video is forever etched into our minds. the scene turns everyone’s stomach. This action the major contributor of social unrest in the whole country. What you are about to read and see is not for the weak of heart and not for the intellectually lazy. As fellow citizens, we need to see that justice is served correctly’.
The narrative is police brutality on a person of color. That persons of color indeed fear for their life and that this horrific scene is just more proof of racism and white privilege. At the end of this month, it will be over 11 months since Mr. Floyd death. In the last few days it has come to light that the city of Minneapolis will award the Floyd family 27 million dollars in damages. It’s a lot of money, but I’m not sure any amount will fill the void. I believe unequivocally when George Floyd’s younger brother stated at a press conference that he would give it all back to be with his brother again, that he meant it.
With the trial starting and we prepare for more social unrest and protests, What will be the right verdict.
When I viewed the above videos on the news. my mind couldn’t process it. How could one person just kneel on a suspects neck and why. Then it struck me that maybe the police had their bodycam running. I searched the internet. I found bodycam’s of the incident before the arrest was bring made, but nothing during this tragic event.
Then in August, the news group Daily Mail, based out of London, leaked the bodycam footage to the public. Why was that not released?
Answer: Keith Ellison attorney general of Minnesota hid the police camera footage from the public and refused to release it, due to the fact he felt it would undermine the prosecution of this case.
Even now, the footage is hard to come by. YouTube wouldn’t let me copy the video. you have to view on their site. Three days ago , I copied a segment on YouTube from Tucker Carlson, talking about the case. Today it has been taken down.. Why?
Below you will find the leaked footage. Its actually two of the officers footage combined, taking an hour and five minutes to view. I urge you to view the entire footage, do not reign with the intellectually lazy on this. I will say this again, it is gut wrenching to view this. But you need to be informed, because the national media will manipulate the data.
You may have noticed that early on in the altercation, George Floyd is complaining that he can’t breathe, way before he is subjected to the neck pin. That the police tried working with him to comply, offering to roll the windows down to help with his claustrophobia , telling him to relax and follow directions. And in actuality, it is Mr. Floyd who asks to be put on the ground.
All through the process the police ask if he’s on some type of drug, they ask others and discuss between them selves. The answer presents itself after the autopsy results.
Independent autopsy and Minnesota officials say George Floyd’s death was homicide. CNN-June 2nd
Then on August 27th-FOX News publishes-Medical examiner: George Floyd had ‘fatal level of fentanyl’ in his system, but is ‘not saying this killed him’
A memorandum filed by the Hennepin County Attorney’s office on June 1 indicated that chief medical examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, who listed Floyd’s death as a homicide, thought the amount of fentanyl in Floyd’s blood was “pretty high” and could be “a fatal level of fentanyl under normal circumstances.” “[Dr. Baker] said that if Mr. Floyd had been found dead in his home (or anywhere else) and there were no other contributing factors he would conclude that it was an overdose death,” the memo said.
This excerpt is from the actual memorandum referred to above;
AB shared his screen and showed us the results. He said that where it says, “Hospital Blood,”
those samples are from Mr. Floyd’s hospital admission and were not acquired at autopsy. AB
said that these samples are better for determining actual blood toxicity than samples
taken at autopsy may have undergone “post mortem distribution.”
AB walked us down the list of substances for which NMS labs tested. Those values he highlighted were:
4ANPP precursor and metabolite of fentanyl present
in Mr. Floyd’s blood.
19 ng/ML which he described as “very near the low end” and “a
stimulant hard on the heart.”
Fentanyl 11. He said, “that’s pretty high.” This level of fentanyl can cause pulmonary edema. Mr. Floyd’s lungs were 2-3x their normal weight at autopsy. That is fatal level of fentanyl under normal circumstances.
Norfentanyl 5.6 metabolite of fentanyl.
AB said that if Mr. Floyd had been found dead in his home (or anywhere else) and there were no
other contributing factors he would conclude that it was an overdose death.
The question on the table is why did it take close to 90 days for that to be released. Because one could infer from the documentation that it was fentanyl that was causing his inability to breath.
In the matter of the knee on the throat tactic. It was a sanctioned act by many police departments as a last resort to subdue a suspect. Mr. Floyd was not the first victim of the move.
Last time I checked we are a country of due process and the accused receives the benefit of doubt.
Given the above evidence and facts, I believe we can dispense with the racism and prejudiced matter, that has marred this great country with hatred and burning, and get going with justice for Mr. Floyd.
My personal perspective is that this is a confrontation gone bad, with the officers staying within their protocol until the last 5 minutes. Then if you watched the video, you will hear one of the officers say he couldn’t get a pulse and if they should turn him on his side. It appears that Chauvin rejects that advice.
Chauvin is being tried on three charges.
Second degree unintentional murder- According to the Minnesota statute, whoever causes the death of a human being, without intent to effect the death of any person, while committing or attempting to commit a felony offense other than criminal sexual conduct in the first or second degree with force or violence or a drive-by shooting” is guilty of murder in the second degree. Someone found guilty faces a prison sentence of no more than 40 years.
Third degree murder – According to the Minnesota statute, whoever causes the death of a person “by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, without regard for human life, is guilty of murder in the third degree.” Someone found guilty faces a prison sentence of no more than 25 years or a fine of no more than $40,000, or both.
Second degree manslaughter– According to the Minnesota statute, when someone “creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another” is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree. Someone found guilty may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 10 years or required to pay a fine of not more than $20,000, or both.
Not on the table- but some believe this is the most accurate charge
Involuntary manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another human being without intent. The absence of the intent element is the essential difference between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. Also in most states, involuntary manslaughter does not result from a heat of passion but from an improper use of reasonable care or skill while in the commission of a lawful act or while in the commission of an unlawful act not amounting to a felony. The base sentence for involuntary manslaughter under federal sentencing guidelines is a 10 to 16 month prison sentence, which increases if the crime was committed through an act of reckless conduct.
As the trial continues it is vital for you, as a US citizen, be cognizant of the facts as they exist, not some manipulated narrative promoted by the biased media.
God Bless and Godspeed
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