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Time it was upped to 2nd Degree Murder!

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There are two pieces of new news regarding George Floyd, the Black man murdered by a thug in a blue shirt – otherwise known as a Minneapolis Police Officer – called Derek Chauvin.

Mr Chauvin and Mr Floyd are pictured here together in the pose that launched a thousand riots.

First up, it turns out that Mr Floyd did die of asphyxia as a result of having Chauvin’s knee on his neck for eight minutes.

An independent autopsy ordered by George Floyd’s family found his death was a “homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain,” according to early findings from the examination released Monday.

The coroners hired by the family were Dr. Michael Baden, New York’s medical examiner in 1978-79, and the University of Michigan Medical School’s director of autopsy and forensic services, Dr. Allecia Wilson.

An earlier and admittedly preliminary report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner –  clearly concerned to keep the local Police onside – had said that Floyd had:

 “other significant conditions,” including “arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease, a fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use.”

[but] also declared Floyd’s death was a homicide caused by “a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s).”

I’m not familiar with the nuances of 2nd vs 3rd degree murder but the latter sounds like manslaughter and I can’t accept that in this case. Chauvin had a history of reports against him by the public of using excessive force and to me it simply looks like he wanted to hurt Floyd. That falls short of 1st degree murder because there’s no evidence that Chauvin deliberately set out to kill Floyd. But so what.

The second piece of news is that apparently Chauvin and Floyd may have known each other since they both worked shifts as security at the same nightclub, but nobody knows for sure. That news item also revealed another tell about Chauvin:

Chauvin “sometimes had a real short fuse,” Santamaria told ABC5. “He seemed afraid when there was an altercation. He always resorted to pulling out his mace and pepper spraying everyone right away, even when I felt it was unwarranted.”

One piece of information that has not made the MSM comes from this article by a former Florida Deputy Sheriff who took the time to actually read the Minneapolis Police Instructions on Use of Force, and it turns out that the knee to the neck was procedure, which is pretty bloody shocking:

According to the Minneapolis Police Policy Manual the restraint used was in policy and it also indicates that training is given to officers on the maneuver.

According to the policy, a neck restraint can be used as a form of a “non-deadly option” and is defined as  “compressing one or both sides of a person’s neck with an arm or leg, without applying direct pressure to the trachea or airway (front of the neck).”

Chauvin was applying pressure to the back and side of the neck and not in the front and appeared to be compliant with existing policy.

That may throw a big spanner in the gears of trying to convict this POS of anything, but since the Feds are getting involved there may be other charges that can be brought against him.

But sadly the key question here – at least based on all the riots occurring across the USA supposedly to get justice for Floyd – is whether this was racism on Chauvin’s part.

No! It wasn’t.

It was a Police Officer who acted like a thug and should have either been re-trained or dumped in desk work or just plain fired a long time ago. This was a Police Force that was not competent enough to do that or remove from its instruction manuals these sorts of use-of-force techniques.

The incompetence should not be a surprise as this is the same outfit that hired a guy called Mohamed Noor, who had immigrated to the US from Somalia and was therefore held up as a great example of diversity. He’s currently serving time for 3rd degree murder, having panicked and shot a woman who approached his patrol car: the same woman who had called for a Police patrol to come to her place and investigate a possible prowler. So frightened was Noor, even after all his training, that he had to reach across his partner (who was not at all perturbed by her approach) in order to shoot at her through the driver’s window. The city eventually paid $20 million to her family.

Competent police force my butt.

And in case you’re wondering how deep the rot goes in Minneapolis:

The Floyd case has put the national spotlight back on Klobuchar’s days as a prosecutor, particularly as it became clear Derek Chauvin, the officer involved in Floyd’s death, was involved in the death of another citizen while Klobuchar was prosecutor. Chauvin was one of six officers who fired on and killed Wayne Reyes in 2006 after Reyes reportedly aimed a shotgun at police after stabbing his friend and girlfriend.

Beyond that one case involving Chauvin, activists have pointed to more than two dozen other instances of police-caused citizen deaths which she did not take action on during her tenure. As the Floyd case percolates these instances seem to make Klobuchar even more toxic.

That would be Minneapolis Senator Amy Klobuchar (D), who was also running for the Democrat nomination for President.

No wonder the Biden campaign is turning away from her as the VP pick. Little wonder also that Democrats and their allies want to talk of nothing but racism – as usual.

Written by Tom Hunter

June 3, 2020 at 1:23 am

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  1. Sorry, don’t understand why you are so emphatic that Chauvin – whom you rightly identify as an incompetent thug who should never have been wearing a badge – was not motivated in part or even in whole by his own personal racism. Indeed, I’d guess it was very likely.


    June 3, 2020 at 1:50 am

  2. Unless you are suggesting, given his proclivity to resort to violence so easily, he is, for want of a better term, an “equal opportunity” hater?


    June 3, 2020 at 1:59 am

  3. @KimboIndeed, I’d guess it was very likely.Why? Because he's White?For a start he was working on a multi-racial Police force, an organisation that has frequently proclaimed its need to be racially diverse(see Noor) in terms of hiring and looking for racism that would prevent that diversity from happening. So if he was a racist he was a very secret one. Perhaps missing him is part of the general incompetence?And given that it was department policy to use that technique and given his history of thuggish behaviour you can bet that more than a few White people felt his knee on their necks in the course of his lengthy career.And even if we accepted that he was a racist any solution goes back to your point the other day about the perfect being the enemy of the good. All these people screaming racism and riots don't have any practical suggestions beyond what the department has apparently being trying to do to weed out racist Police officers.The only thing they suggest seems to be overthrowing the whole system, preferably by burning it down apparently.

    Tom Hunter

    June 3, 2020 at 2:06 am

  4. No, I don’t think he’s likely a racist because he’s White, but rather he seems to be a weapons-grade ahole, and negative personality traits tend to coalesced.


    June 3, 2020 at 2:10 am

  5. Aah no, you have ruined a perfectly good post by using it as platform for mitigation of a \”non racial\” attack. Kneeling with full body weight on a persons neck for nine minutes is not a part of any restraint training. The Tommo combo strikes again.It's the system that is rotten and it has to be changed otherwise this chain of events will continue. and if there was a proper president in control it would not have got this far. Dish


    June 3, 2020 at 6:31 am

  6. Yeah Petri Saucer and how do you explain the bricks ordered and delivered to 200 cities in the US by Antifa.Oh and they weren't for building projects either…. actually quite clever which proves they are a well organised political organisation with objectives contrary to most ordinary peoples.I guess that's Donalds fault as well.How are things in Phoenix… you been down the local throwing bricks too?Or are you more a Barack Obama fan and just happy to see him involved in unconstitutional activity??


    June 3, 2020 at 6:58 am

  7. Ross The Drunken Wiggle pulls a factoid out of thin air.Got the delivery docket, the invoices for those loads of bricks?It's a bit quiet right now in Seattle, so I could do with a few bricks to tidy up my vegetable beds before summer.

    Anne Tiffa

    June 3, 2020 at 7:17 am

  8. And this one straight out of the Drunk's collection of \”Things I Put Up My Arse Las-night\”.Or are you more a Barack Obama fan and just happy to see him involved in unconstitutional activity??Such as?

    Anne Tiffa

    June 3, 2020 at 7:18 am

  9. Such as all the others you can find via google.


    June 3, 2020 at 7:32 am

  10. Anti TiffaFunny down in Pheonix, corner of Sth 1st Street and East Jefferson there is a pallet of bricks but no building in the vicinity.Apparently your beloved little organisation spent $500,000 on bricks nationwide!But you being up in Seattle and all cant check it out.Like your new style though, a mixture of Snotflake, calling me drunk, Miltie, taking some little inconsequential fact and countering it with something even more minor, Lord No Brain, citing obscure newspaper reports as if they are the truth, and poor old Petri Lush, whose single cell organism only works on Sundays after he has been to the chemical works (wink, wink)Goota get ya VPN sorted though, the latest techology can sniff all that Rex!


    June 3, 2020 at 7:59 am

  11. Yep, certainly worth reading the link from a right wing think tank10 ways, not 10 times so here is number four.4. Exemption of Congress from Obamacare. A little-known part of Obamacare requires Congressmen and their staff to get insurance through the new healthcare exchanges, rather than a taxpayer-funded program. In the quiet of August, President Obama directed the Office of Personnel Management to interpret the law to maintain the generous congressional benefits.Not exactly a hanging offence.


    June 3, 2020 at 8:02 am

  12. George said…\”Apparently\” 4 square cooking sherry is in short supply which results in the mantelpiece ornaments moving.


    June 3, 2020 at 8:09 am

  13. Well done, the Purple Nosed Wiggle.ONE pallet of bricks in ONE city, with no apparent ownership suddenly morphs into \”pallet loads of bricks in 200 cities\”.Please may I have some of the shit you're smokin'? Don't Bogart that joint, my friend.Anyway, pop down to that corner, take a happy snap and post it for all of us to see.

    Anne Tiffa

    June 3, 2020 at 8:11 am

  14. Anti Mifta… you crazy mon. I isn't popping nowhere.Me and my AR-15 are hunkered down, got the front door booby trapped, and 4 spare mags. Anybody come through that door not carrying the flag gets it on full auto.Man is there some shit going down..all those crazies tearing shit down and burning it… bro you lucky up there in Seattle, nice town but shit weather, always raining. Hard to get a good fire going!!


    June 3, 2020 at 9:06 am

  15. The sad truth is that all of these cops will probably get off and may even succeed in a wrongful dismissal case. It is notoriously difficult to get a conviction of a police officer. The law gives them an advantage and the probable all white jury will be sympathetic to their own. Added to all that the doubt about the cause of death, the fact that leaning on neck is specifically mentioned in training manual and the defence saying that three other officers witnessed the whole thing and thought things were ok. Wouldn’t want to be in the States when the verdict is read.Ian


    June 3, 2020 at 9:07 am

  16. You keep saying it's horrible that a black man was killed, but destroying property has to stop.Time to check your white privilege.Try saying – It's horrible that property is being destroyed, but killing innocent black men, women, and children has to stop.

    Anne Tiffa

    June 3, 2020 at 10:18 am

  17. Incredible footage of Police line facing protesters in Nth Carolina taking a knee.. has been reported in New York with the national guard taking a knee with protesters. This is no longer about about Minnesota, it is about leadership and empathy or rather lack of it.Chris


    June 3, 2020 at 12:12 pm

  18. Looks like the original autopsy did not conform to the narrative. Getting an Epstein treatment.Heart attack. Fentanyl AND P in his system. Porn star. Just robbed someone. All round good guy. The knee to the neck learnt in Israel under seed-of-Abraham special-boy training. Quick, to the memory hole. Good luck keeping that out of the consciousness.These are the Red Pill Riots.And, Antifa designated terrorist.


    June 3, 2020 at 5:43 pm

  19. Yeah, I thought the cop looked a bit spaced but there is no proof that he robbed someone.


    June 3, 2020 at 6:57 pm

  20. Anne Tiffa said…Try saying – It's horrible that property is being destroyed, but killing innocent black men, women, and children has to stop…Time to check your white privilege.A brilliant case of projection. Nothing screams White Privilege more than a bunch of White pampered babies dressing in black and helping riot, burn and loot in city areas where Blacks and Minorities live – as usual. You can bet it won't be the white and wealthy areas going up in flames.And on that note I saw a great piece of video on Twitter yesterday where one of these entitled little Antifa shits starts digging away at a road for rocks to throw – only to find himself under citizen's arrest by nearby members of a BLM protest. Brilliant.

    Tom Hunter

    June 3, 2020 at 10:19 pm

  21. @ChrisSame has been reported in New York with the national guard taking a knee with protesters. This is no longer about about Minnesota, it is about leadership and empathy or rather lack of it.I wouldn't get too excited Chris. The NY National Guard were just taking a classic breather before charging into NYC after the NY Governor Cuomo (D) finally decided he'd had enough of the NYC Mayor DeBlasio's (D) hopeless inability to control the looting that hit Manhattan and other areas. I doubt the National Guard will be doing any more knee posing there.

    Tom Hunter

    June 3, 2020 at 10:23 pm

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