Old 11th Jun 2020, 03:20
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Islandlad
 
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Originally Posted by cattletruck View Post
I do find the 8m 46s memorial tribute to be absolutely crass.

From https://greatgameindia.com/george-floyd-criminal/

Quote:
George Floydís Criminal Past
  • George Floyd moved to Minneapolis in 2014 after being released from prison in Houston, Texas following an arrest for aggravated robbery
  • On May 25, 2020, Floyd was arrested for passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a grocery store in Minneapolis
  • He was under the influence of fentanyl and methamphetamine at the time of arrest
  • Floyd has more than a decade-old criminal history at the time of the arrest and went to jail for atleast 5 times
  • George Floyd was the ringleader of a violent home invasion
  • He plead guilty to entering a womanís home, pointing a gun at her stomach and searching the home for drugs and money, according to court records
  • Floyd was sentenced to 10 months in state jail for possession of cocaine in a December 2005 arrest
  • He had previously been sentenced to eight months for the same offense, stemming from an October 2002 arrest
  • Floyd was arrested in 2002 for criminal trespassing and served 30 days in jail
  • He had another stint for a theft in August 1998

I also find crass that the local rags in countries far, far away from America are pulling up similar stories out of their archives for a #MeToo moment as well.

If this kind of narrative continues then I suspect BLM will backfire big time.
I believe the woman involved was pregnant at the time. Which is why 'Saint' George pointed the gun where he did.

And that little list is of the crime he was convicted of, not the rest of his activities. Not exactly a role model. If the local police knew him there will be more to come out. There will be more video and more facts. Mr Floyd was not a nice man. He will go on trial along with the police officers. He will not come out of this well.
Originally Posted by double_barrel View Post
So it's OK for him to be murdered in the street?

And what's more, this is a typical story of someone who finds themselves locked into a completely ******-up legal system than crosses generations.

Whether he was a saint or a hardened criminal is irrelevant to the main issue here.
He was not a saint. He was a hardened criminal. That is the issue.

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