George Floyd – the Myth of a Martyr

Thomas S.

The death of George Floyd while in police custody on the 25th May 2020 outside of a convenience store in Minneapolis was the catalyst for the Western Cultural Revolution that never came to be.

Footage of monuments being desecrated were televised worldwide, while looters and rioters from the ranks of Antifa and Black Lives Matter brought the hammer of progressive politics down on our heads.

Goaded on by the myth of a martyr, the mob demanded their pound of flesh.

And so, after all we have seen from the mainstream media in the past few years, we are left to wonder how much of the theatrical production of George Floyd’s death was based on reality and how much was simply incitement.

The narrative pitched to the public was built upon racial justice, as identity politics have now replaced the class struggles of old in the playbook of the modern radicals. And the white male authority figures present with Floyd at the time of his death fit the ‘bourgeois boot’ all too well for the cause of the ‘colonially oppressed’.

Prior to his arrest, Floyd, who had a lengthy criminal record of drug abuse and violence had attempted to pay a cashier with counterfeit currency. He was arrested shortly after, while sitting with his drug dealer in a car outside the store.

A short time later, 46-year-old Floyd was pronounced dead, and all four attending officers were to be dismissed from service.

The ensuing trial by media decreed that Floyd had died of asphyxiation, specifically while pinned to the ground by the neck by Derek Chauvin and other officers present – a verdict later echoed by the jury in court.

Chauvin was convicted on a charge of second degree murder and sentenced to twenty-two and a half years in prison by Hennepin County Judge, Peter Cahill. The sentence was ten years above the state’s recommended sentencing guidance due to ‘aggravating factors’ argued by prosecutors.

However, a recent documentary The Greatest Lie Ever Sold, presented by Candace Owens, has shed new light on the circumstances of Floyd’s death in custody.

Body-cam footage featured in the documentary shows Floyd telling officers, “I can’t breathe,” before he was ever placed on the ground. Floyd also told the officers that he was claustrophobic and asked to be put on the ground instead of in the patrol car.

The body-cam footage also provides alternative angles on the ‘maximum restraint position’ which Floyd was placed into and which is the cornerstone of the asphyxiation allegation.

While from the perspective of bystander Darnella Frazier’s cellphone footage, it appears that Officer Chauvin’s knee was placed upon Floyd’s neck throughout the arrest, footage taken from Officer Kueng’s body-cam instead shows Chauvin’s knee placed over Floyd’s shoulder-blade area.

This fact was agreed to by Minneapolis Police Department Chief Medaria Arradondo, during cross-examination in court.

Also of interest is that when cross-examined in court, BCA Senior Special Agent James Reyerson admitted that it appeared that Floyd told officers “I ate too many drugs” during his arrest.

According to Dr. Ron Martinelli, a Forensic Criminologist and Certified Medical Investigator:

They had to have the jury believe that it was a neck restraint, it was the knee on the neck, it was asphyxiation that killed George Floyd. However, there was a ton of evidence that George Floyd consumed a toxic, lethal cocktail of fentanyl and methamphetamine.”

Let’s put it in perspective – three grains of fentanyl on the head of a lead pencil, enough to kill you, enough to kill me. And so they had to continuously inculcate the public to believe that Derek Chauvin intentionally, pre-meditatively murdered George Floyd and drugs had absolutely nothing to do with it.”

While cross-examined during the trial, Dr. Andrew Baker, Chief Medical Examiner of Hennepin County, Minnesota, was asked, “Do you recall describing the level of fentanyl as a fatal level of fentanyl?”

Dr. Baker replied that:

 “I recall describing it in other circumstances it would be a fatal level, yes – in other circumstances. Had Mr. Floyd been home alone in his locked residence with no evidence of trauma and the only autopsy finding was that fentanyl level, then yes, I would certify his death as due to fentanyl toxicity.”

Unsurprisingly, Floyd’s drug dealer, who had been present with Floyd at the time of his arrest, did not wish to provide substantial evidence, due to his own criminal liability.

Chauvin’s lawyers, however, recovered a partially chewed pilled while searching the squad car used during Floyd’s arrest. Forensic analysis of the pill revealed fentanyl and methamphetamine, along with Floyd’s DNA.

According to Civil Rights Lawyer Harmeet Dhillon, “It’s very unclear to me why that evidence was not obtained earlier and presented to the jury.”

Dhillon, who believes that ‘other factors’ polluted the jury’s ruling, remarked that:

Absent the interaction with the police, he could easily have died with the amount of drugs in his system with no knee on his neck or on his shoulder, and so, to me, that would have suggested, if I were on that jury, ‘reasonable doubt’, but our system is such that a jury gets to decide that.”

And so, we are left to decide for ourselves, now that the legacy media have lost their credibility, whether or not the jury were swayed toward a miscarriage of justice by the power of propaganda.


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