The UK Daily Mail has published leaked footage of the Memorial Day encounter between George Floyd and the four Minneapolis, Minnesota, police offers who were implicated in his death, triggering nationwide unrest and controversy.
The footage, apparently filmed while the body cam footage was being shown in court, appears on the Daily Mail website and includes over eight minutes of the fatal encounter which have not previously been seen or scrutinized by the public.
Some new details emerge in the video. At the start of the encounter, police aim a weapon at Floyd, 46, as he sits behind the steering wheel of a parked car. (The Daily Mail describes officers as aiming at his head, though the angle is not clear.)
Floyd is handcuffed without a particular reason being given, and two people traveling with him are questioned. One tells officers that Floyd was mentally or emotionally disturbed by having a gun aimed at him, having previously been shot.
After being led to a police car, Floyd resists sitting in the car, telling officers that he is claustrophobic. He also says the fateful words, “I can’t breathe,” before he is on the ground and before anyone is seen applying pressure to his neck.
An autopsy showed “signs of fentanyl, methamphetamine and THC — the ingredient that produces marijuana’s high — in Floyd’s body,” the Associated Press reported in June, though doctors stressed they could not draw further conclusions.
This complicates the story much more. As much as the left wants to make it literally a black and white issue it is not.
Candace Owens said it best; “But I also am not going to accept the narrative that this is the best the black community has to offer. For whatever reason, it has become fashionable and despicable for us, the last few years, to turn criminals into heroes overnight.” And “I’m not going to play a part in it, no matter how much pressure comes from black liberals and black conservatives.”
George Floyd is a fake martyr for a fake narrative. Owens noted and rightfully so “Racially motivated police brutality is a myth.” She cites 2018 figures showing that violent white criminals have a 25% higher chance of dying from police than black violent criminals. Moreover, that nine unarmed blacks versus 19 unarmed whites were killed in 2018. “Unfortunately, the black community…commits a disproportionate amount of crimes compared to the white community…black men, 6% of the population, count for 44% of all murders in this country according to 2018 statistics.”
It is these facts that go ignored by the so called woke left. His tragic death, which had nothing to do with racist KKK members, as liberal media depicts only furthers a false narrative and such needs to be dispelled at every turn.
Respecting the myth that cops hunt blacks disproportionately because they are black is a complete smoke and mirrors act! It’s all made up! It’s just election fodder! It’s white versus black because it’s an election year.
As the story develops we’ll update you. But as we move forward we must be careful that we do not allowing the feelings fostered by an out of context video to burn down the world. We should imbibe all of the facts. It has been well said facts over feelings!