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The George Floyd Case Gets Weirder And Weirder

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The death of George Floyd at the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has caused untold riots and demonstrations across the country for days on end that are purely based on emotion and people with underlying agendas in turning this country into a tyrannical socialist state. Protesters are calling for police to be defunded and cities turning into a real life “ Escape From New York.” Where is Snake Pliskin now?

This case is getting weirder and weirder as more comes out. Now it is revealed that Floyd and Chauvin may have known each other and they both worked as bouncers at the same club. There are also two different autopsy reports now.

Derek Chauvin the white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck opened fire on two people during his 19-year career and had nearly 20 complaints and two letters of reprimand filed against him. Online city records also show that 17 complaints have been filed against Chauvin. Sixteen complaints were closed with no discipline. The remaining complaint generated two letters of reprimand, with one apparently related to the use of a squad car dashboard camera. The records don’t include any details on the substance of the complaints.

Derek Chauvin, 44, became the focus of angry street protests and a federal investigation after he was seen in a cell phone video kneeling on the neck of 46-year-old Floyd, a black man, for almost eight minutes Monday night during his South Minneapolis arrest on a suspicion of passing a counterfeit bill. Floyd, who was handcuffed and heard saying he couldn’t breathe, was pronounced dead later that night at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of Floyd after pressing his knee on Floyd’s, neck despite the pleas that he was unable to breathe.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who is heading up the case, is reportedly increasing Chauvin’s third-degree murder charge to a second-degree murder charge. He also plans to charge the three other officers on the scene with “aiding and abetting second-degree murder,” the Star Tribune reported, citing “multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the case.”

However, upping the degree charged includes lesser degrees. See, e.g., Minn. Stat. § 631.14 (“Upon an indictment or complaint for an offense consisting of different degrees, the jury may find the defendant not guilty of the degree charged in the indictment or complaint, and guilty of any degree inferior to that.”).

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Chauvin clearly abused his authority and he should be prosecuted but claims he is a racist seem pretty sketchy at this point (certainly could change). Of course that hasn’t stopped the media from turning this into a racial issue and whipping people into a frenzy. The media really should be ashamed of itself. The media should be shut down ASAP or reprimanded and held accountable!! Not the cops as these radical protesters are demanding both seem to love stirring things up!

Unfortunately it happens to all races, the media loves reporting only half—media needs to be shut down and news reporters who mislead shouldn’t be reporting! It’s horrible what happened! Said this officer had 20 other bad reports-I blame his supervisors-he should be held accountable for each!!

Minneapolis City Council records show that Chauvin moonlighted as a bouncer at a downtown Latin nightclub. A former club owner in Minneapolis says that both George Floyd and the police officer seen kneeling on his neck moments before he died in custody on Monday both worked security at her business until the end of last year.

Floyd and Derek Chauvin, the officer who was fired from the Minneapolis Police Department after video emerged of the moments leading up to Floyd’s death, were employed by the El Nuevo Rodeo club, according to the owner.

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‘Chauvin was our off-duty police for almost the entirety of the 17 years that we were open,’ Maya Santamaria told KSTP-TV.

Santamaria said that she is not sure if the two men knew each other since there were some two dozen security guards, including off-duty officers, working at her club on any given night. But she revealed there were occasions when they would have been working at the same event. “They were working together at the same time, it’s just that Chauvin worked outside and the security guards were inside,’”she said. Santamaria has since sold the bar and runs a radio station.

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Who knows what else will come out., especially when they start questioning guys who knew them both.  The legal team might even bring in the people Floyd hurt during his various criminal activities, especially the pregnant woman he held hostage, kidnapped, held a gun to her stomach, pistol-whipped and assaulted in Houston around 2008-2009. Floyd has served time in prison for cocaine use and distribution.

In a recent article Conservative columnist Ann Coulter noted that Floyd didn’t die from asphyxiation. “It turns out, for example, Floyd didn’t die of asphyxiation according to the medical examiner. According to the Hennepin County medical examiner’s report cited in the criminal complaint charging Officer Derek Chauvin with murder, he died of a heart attack. The autopsy also found Floyd had fentanyl in his system, had recently used methamphetamine, had coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease.

 According to Nexis, these official autopsy findings have not been reported at all on MSNBC and only briefly — to be explained away — on CNN. (The family’s private autopsy concluding Floyd’s death was caused by strangulation has been widely reported.)

There also hasn’t been loads of reporting on Floyd’s five years in prison for armed robbery. I know the guy has just died, and he seemed to have turned his life around, but the media isn’t holding a memorial service. They’re supposed to be reporting news. How about an interview with Floyd’s victims? Wouldn’t that be a newsy segment?

The endlessly played Rodney King video hid the same part of Floyd’s arrest that’s being withheld today. Doesn’t anyone else wonder how Floyd ended up on the ground? Where are those videos?”

An autopsy commissioned by the family of George Floyd, the African American man who was killed by former police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, has revealed that Floyd did die of asphyxiation. The family of Floyd commissioned the autopsy to confirm the cause of death. It was performed by the same doctor who examined the body of Eric Garner, He revealed that the weight placed on him during the arrest cut off his air supply and caused him to die.

However, the autopsy is substantially different from the official autopsy performed after Floyd died. This difference might, therefore, be challenged in a court of law when Chauvin is given a chance to defend himself under the American justice system.

The original autopsy specifically included the effects of Floyd being restrained and also mentioned several underlying health conditions and possible intoxicants that were in Floyd’s system. It also said there was no evidence that Floyd died of traumatic strangulation or asphyxia. Floyd died at the hospital which I’m sure will be questioned in a court of law.

The very real possibility that the official autopsy may be used instead of the one commissioned by his family could potentially cause further unrest over the coming years.  Get ready for riots and social unrest part 11.

The toxicology report is admissible which will put a dent in the prosecution case. There will be expert witness that will testify that he was on drugs  and was hard to subdue and there may be more video the public is unaware of that will show him resisting of arrest.The bottom line is, had George Floyd a multiple felon had peacefully surrendered and got in the cop car, he would be alive today.

The defense attorney has the right to develop the image to the jury of the character of George Floyd and I would not be surprised if the pregnant woman he put the gun up to her belly gets on the witness stand and trashes George Floyd. She will be in the spotlight soon and I hope to hell she is receiving protection.

The lawyer will kill the murder two rap and he will probably get negligent manslaughter and do a maximum of five years. If that happens get ready for social unrest part 11.

Chauvin supposedly has some top notch law firm which specializes exclusively in representing cops in trouble.  I wonder if they will ask for a change of venue

Meanwhile Senator Amy Klobuchar who is now being considered as a VP running mate for Joe Biden in recent days, has faced intense scrutiny for refusing to prosecute Chauvin years ago as a Minnesota prosecutor.

And the beat goes on as Sonny and Cher once said.

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About Jim Clayton

I am a retired former newspaper reporter and retail sales person. I'm a politically conservative easy going person from New Jersey. I am married to a wonderful wife and like talking and writing about movies,, concerts I attend and current events all which I write about here. I would enjoy hearing from anyone on my articles and they can write to me here.

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