Tony Timpa: The White George Floyd?

April 10, 2021

The video above shows Tony Timpa of Dallas, a white man who was killed by aphysixation after having pressure placed on his neck by 4 officers ,one who happened to be black, for nearly 15 minutes. The incident happened about 10 months before the Floyd incident. Sounds like a George Floyd rip off scenario, right? Or is it the other way around?

Timpa later tested posted for cocaine and meth. The officers claimed this was the cause of his sudden death. Timpa’s mother tried to sue the city of Dallas but the case was thrown out. Officers invovled were  acquitted of any wrong doing, even though officers admitted to laughing at Timpa while he began snoring and having seizures while they placed weight on his spine. Yet, the Floyd family was recently granted $27,000,000 dollars by the Minneapolis city government.  The cases nearly identical but different results. Why? The media makes all the difference.

322 white men were killed by police last year, 30 of which were unarmed.

How common is this scenario and why does it not receive the 24/7 footage that a black victim of Police brutality may get? It’s simple. Headlines sale! Much like the headline of this article, news media knows which words will ruffle emotions and get more views even if the headline is bias. (We are all bias- even me).

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Excessive force by cops against victims both black and white are huge problems in the USA. Over 11,000 people a year die in police confrontations. But why are there no riots, protests, or outrage for non-black victims.

Mainstream media is also dominated by left leaning college educated employees. Conservative leaning journalism and conservative leaning Hollywood actors are more rare than ever before. Let’s be honest, making fun of white people is socially acceotable. (Click here to see common insults hurled towards whites).

#metoo – denounces male privilege without recognizing female privilege (see video below of woman getting rich from false rape accusations)

#blacklivesmatter – denounces white privilege without recognizing self-made problems within the black community

#Equality- denounces the privilege of being heterosexual and undermines traditional relationships and notions of femininity and masculinity.

Black people are not being systemically hunted down by police, but you could argue that poor people are. Stressful arrest/citation quotas encourage cops to patrol poor neighborhoods more aggressively as it is more likely they will get more action in those areas.

Police themselves are also victims of false allegations of brutality as well. Many offenders who have just robbed a store or sold drugs will go limp upon arrest and cry foul. Then an angry mob shows up to film. I’ve seen this happen with my own eyes.

Everyone loves to feel special and compete for victim status—- yet not everyone is so privileged to get the mainstream medias 24/7 attention.

So let’s look below at some cases and see if the “white victims of police brutality” is really such a rare phenomena as liberal activists claim.

Data shows that only 49 unarmed people are killed by police each year. Atleast half are white. And almost all victims of police death are males.

Even if you disagree with my narrative that police brutality isn’t a race problem but a poor training or abuse of power problem, we can easily see “female privilege” in the statistics that women are almost never the victims in police killings.

Alas, unlike mainstream media, that doesnt matter to me. The actions matter. Race, gender, and status are inconsequential to me. All victims are shared in the struggle. Also, it is obscene for the media to declare a war on cops when in fact, 95% of all interactions with police do not result in violence.

For clarity sake, let’s look at the so called “rare cases” of white police brutality victims:

If you think black cops are immune, think again. In black dominated police precincts, incidents of brutality and murder by black cops are comparable to white cops. Below, see these two videos. Two black officers beating another black suspect in Baltimore and another incident involving two black officers shooting a white subway rider.

So, what is the point of this article? To deflect from black victims of police brutality? Absolutley not! Alton Sterling, Mike Brown, George Floyd….all are victims of abuse of power to some degree and the offending officers should be served justice. Say what you want about George Floyd, but officers never checked his vitals, same in the Tony Timpa case, an example of atleast negligence.

The point of this article is to switch the narrative from, “White people are hunting down black people” and “white privilege protects white people from abuse”…..and change that narrative to “Let’s reform and protest police brutality in general”. Change the narrative from one that focuses on race and switch it to the real struggle…

CLASS-WARFARE. The government’s worst nightmare is poor black people teaming up with poor white people to fight income inequality.

Its the powerful vs the weak. When we blame everything wrong with society on whiteness, it creates a natural defense mechanism by disenfranchised low-income whites who feel personally attacked for things they never did. The extreme notion that whites have an easy life is why Trump was elected to begin with. Voting for Trump was simply a protest vote elected by those fed up with politcal correctness.

Personally, I voted for Gary Johnson, but, thats another issue.

A video of a black leader accusing a rich and successful black radio host of having “white privilege” recently made headlines. Once she realizes he is black, she apologizes…but the damage was done. She assumed that because a man was successful, he must have been white, that black people cannot be rich….tell that to Oprah! The new popular trend of hating whiteness in order to seem edgy and cool takes away and divides from our onesness as a human species.

See my article, “How I discovered my White Privilege”.   

In this article, I describe what it’s like growing up as a white guy in a predominantly black city. The fact is, no matter where you go in the world, if you look different from everybody else, you will get treated differently.  As Morgan Freeman once said, ” If we are going to cure racism, we have to stop talking about it–”

Additionally, I will say this. In order to fix police brutality issues, we much change the nature of policing and get rid of quotas! In order for an officer to keep his job, he must arrest or ticket a certain number of people each month. This makes poor people a larger target. If we remove quotas from officers they can spend more time making friendly connections with the community.

Until the issue of race,quotas, and hatred for officers is solved, the problem will never get fixed. Say what you want about cops, but we are better for having them. Despite all the negative press, you are more likely to be struck by lightning than to be killed by a cop. And on that note, please watch this compilation of good cops performing well!

Lastly, we have this narrative that “if a white person injures a victim of another race, it’s a hate crime, yet when a person of color commits acts of violence against Asians or whites, it’s not?

The #StopAsianHate protests began last month after white American Robert Long shot up an Asian massage parlor. Several people of Asian decent died, and two white women also died but wasnt covered on the media. The media ate up the story framing it as a “white vs asian” hate story.

But, two weeks later, a man shot up a grocery story in colorado, but once the shooter was unidentified as Muslim, the mainstream news media dropped the story.

Also let’s not forget that the famous Virginia tech shooter in 2011 was a Korean exchange student who killed 28 of his fellow white students. Again, the media did not label it a hate crime.

With Covid19 paranoia on the rise, many people have began unfairly targeting Asians and falsely blaming them for bringing Covid19 into the USA. But, according to San Francisco police records, over 80% of hate crimes against Asians were perpetuated by neighboring black residents. Yet, the media seems to selectively publish stories highlighting when the perpetrators  are white, which fuel the narrative that only white people can commit hate crimes.

In conclusion,  racism is a problem in this country due to historical events like slavery and jim crow, but also because we are multicultural nation and this can cause friction because a difference of values and language barriers. In China, racism against black expats are very high. In black cities like Memphis, attacks on white residents are high. In small towns like Big Sandy, Tennessee,  white supremacy groups like the KKK still thrive. Non homogeneous societies will always face friction. Like the saying goes, “Birds of a feather flock together”. People always flock towards those who have shared values and this causes implicit bias.

Earlier this month, I produced a documentary called, “Cancel White People 2021″. Its a documentary that I was inspired to make after being a victim in a mass shooting in Nashville back in November of 2020. The shooter was black and an anti-white hate group, The Black Hebrew Israelites, were present during the shooting. The media interviewed me, but, again, no mention of racial tensions. Below I will include a link to the documentary which highlights racism against black,white, muslim, and Asian americans yet ends on a positive note showing stories that overcome racism. The fact is, 90% of the time, humans tend to get along, yet the media, with its 24 hour a day production of hateful stories, will have you believe that we are living in a warzone, but it’s simply not true. The world can be a beautiful place, it just depends on where you place your vision.

Watch my documentary below and let me know what you think. – –

Randell D Stroud 2021

Watch “Cancel White People” click here.

Powerful!- How this white man discovered his “White Privilege”

I want to apologize about my recent criticism of BLM. I think it’s time I OWN up to my “white privilege”. Please read my story:

My name is Randell Stroud — I was born in East Nashville, Tn, 1987. My father had 9 siblings growing up and also grew up in East Nashville. From 1965-2007, the East side is where all the drug deals and murders happened in Nashville. If you lived in East Nashville, whites were a minority. My dad had an alcoholic mother and had to drop out of high school to work and provide for himself full time.My father was attacked by a group of Black men who hit him between the legs with a baseball bat, the doctors said he could never have kids. My mom’s father was murdered after confronting a neighbor who stole some personal belongings after returning home from the Korean war. While there he also adopted a korean orphan boy.

After my grandfather’s murder, my mom had to grow up fast and take care of her siblings while my grandma worked double shifts as a waitress where she was harassed with unwanted sexual advances often. My mom and her siblings often moved around alot and sometimes had to steal food just to survive. When my parents had me and my siblings, we grew up on Dickerson rd in East Nashville, where prostitutes and drugs ruled the area.

Growing up in East Nashville, I personally witnessed a murder, armed robberies and several attempted murders. My father worked as a game carnie at local Fairs. It wasnt making enough money and he had no formal education, so he was forced to learn a flooring trade. He got lucky and made friends with a guy who was willing to teach him. He often worked 70 hours a week. Eventually his business got better and we moved into a nice house in a slightly better neighborhood inside east Nashville.

My father had many helpers he employed. He couldn’t pay them much but he tried. They often came from the trailer parks and had tough backgrounds also. One of my father’s helpers, Tony Taylor, a middle aged white man, got into an argument with police one night back in the 1990s when someone mistakingly thought he was a burglar while walking home from a bar late at night. He was handcuffed and restrained after telling the officers to go away and was beaten to a bloody pulp while cuffed. Tony Taylor died a few days later from brain injuries. The officers were not fired but placed on paid administrative leave.  There was some news coverage, but it was minimal. I remember one night my dad talking about it, as he punched a wall in anger.  My family life was a struggle. My parents often argued as my dad worked alot and loved to party, while my mom stayed trapped in the house. My school life wasn’t much better….

I was typically the only white person in my school classes. I often got made fun of and physically attacked by black students. They called me “corny”, “nerd”, “white boy”, ” vanilla ice”. I used to skip school to avoid getting jumped. I managed to make friends with some of the Cambodian kids, who offered some protection.  I got sick of feeling weak and started taking martial arts and boxing at the recommendation of one of my Cambodian friends.

I practiced 5 hours a day, six days a week. I didn’t care about my studies, I just wanted to be a good fighter so I would stop getting beat up. My first coach was a black man named “Ernest”, who treated me like a brother. It was my first positive experience with a black man. (we are still friends to this day). One day I got into an altercation with a black student who was also a gang member and this caused a hit to be placed on my head. So I had to switch schools. The new one wasn’t much better. My parents eventually  divorced while I was in 9th grade.

I got a job at a then black owned pizza place called “Castrilloes” , to help my mom out. Sometimes drug addicts and homeless people would wait for me outside on payday Friday to try and rob me when I walked home late at night after clocking out.  I tried to seek a promotion to work security for the building, but my boss said, ” I want to hire a black guard, nobody is gonna be scared of a white security guard.” I saved up for my first car using that job getting paid $5 an hour, it was a 1988 Buick Lesabre costing $1,100 dollars. The car was almost as old as me. Neither me or my siblings graduated from any college.

We had no scholarships and had to prioritize bills. College was expensive and not a necessity. I wanted to be a pro kickboxer but had my arm broken in a tournament around age 21, loosing my construction job as a result. No job wanted to hire me as I walked around with a cast on for almost a year. I only had manual labor experience. I had never really dated or looked for love because I was always so busy. So while looking for work, I took a break from martial arts and decided to pursue a girlfriend for the first time at age 21.

I started dating a young Filipino woman and eventually married her. I met her while in my cast. We worked multiple jobs and spent over 14K in legal fees to keep her legally in this country. While I was in my cast, I knew manual labor wasnt my thing. I was a fighter. One night while driving home from visiting my then girlfriend, a police officer pulled me over and claimed I was speeding and not wearing a seat belt. Both were lies. He wrote me an expensive citation. I was furious. I began going to the Vanderbilt Law Library to study the law books to fight the ticket.

Many people thought I was a student there. At Vandy, the Chinese foreign exchange students came from wealthy families who were paying their tuition and living costs. sometimes we got into political arguments and they always reminded me of my white privilege, that’s why I was lucky to be a student there (or so they thought I was a student). When my court date came 6 weeks later, I had already taught myself how to file motions and asked for evidence.

 

Me as a young man, going to court- fighting a traffic ticket, learning the legal system

The officer nor the state courts responded to my motions therefore they had no choice but to dismiss the case. I felt powerful! I then realized I could fight for justice without using physical martial arts. I could use my brain and intellect. The courts felt embarassed that I had showed them up in court. I then created a website teaching other poor people how to do legal research and build thier own legal motions. This lead to harassment from local authorities who felt I was undermining them. And perhaps I was, I was young and rebellious, but I eventually shut down the website due to the trouble it caused me. I ended up making friends with a Chinese law student who recommended, “Do it the right way, go to law school or get a job doing paralegal work.”

I knew law school was out of the question because of the cost. So I used all of my savings to buy some cheap online paralegal course. It was supposed to take 9 months to complete, whereas I did it in 3. My passion for learning about the legal system allowed me to accelerate fast.  Before completing the course, I ended up going through a divorce myself which cost me thousands in legal fees.

I got laid off from my job in the same month. Because I am a man, the courts automatically side with women overwhelmingly in family law court cases, so I ended up paying for my exes lawyer fees too. I found myself homeless and looked for a Men’s shelter, but men’s shelters don’t exist. They have tons of programs for women in terms of temporary housing and other social programs, but men are simply told to “man up”. This is why men are 6 times more likely to suffer from homelessness than women.

I was forced to move back in with family whereas I was constantly made fun of for being a “Loser”, a grown man living back with his family. Girls refused to date me because of this as well. But, I never gave up. I eventually got a job at a local retail store as an administrator. The job was stressful.

Most of my co-workers were very wealthy white Jewish sales people. One of my black co-workers was being racially bullied by other employees. He complained to HR frequently. He was allegedly fired based on him showing up to work late. He sued for the discriminating comments, and I was the only worker brave enough to testify on his behalf. Subsequently, in retaliation, they got rid of me from my position as well. Many of my co-workers made fun of me for being poor and suggested that poor people couldn’t be trusted because of their likely criminal nature. I attempted to bring a discrimination suit against them, but I couldn’t get a single lawfirm to agree that I had a case.  I was told by the Nashville EEOC , quote—

“You are a straight white male. You cannot be discriminated against. You have no case.” 

The investigator who told me this happened to be black. So, I  called up the Tennessee Human Rights Commission in Memphis. Another black investigator called. I was worried I would be told the same thing. His name was “Rodney”. I told him my story, and he said, “Sir, it sounds like you do have a case and might have been victim of discrimination and retaliation. I accept your case and will investigate.”  —  just like my black co-worker, who also testified on my behalf, I won my case just like he did. We are also still friends to this day.  (When blacks and whites team up- wonderful things happen)

On the job I was frequently made fun of for being poor, divorced, and having a law paying position. Sometimes we had minority customers who attempted to use coupons that had been expired for months. When I explained we could take those, I would often be accused of being “racist”. Of course this wasn’t true, the customer was just upset they couldn’t use the coupon. The job was draining me.  I knew I had to follow my dreams of helping people in the court system and find a new path.

I kept applying at law firms, and consistently got denied at interviews over and over for not having a degree despite my certifications and knowledge. Eventually, I interviewed at a law firm who was initially reluctant to hire me due to the lack of degree.  The interviewer looked frustrated and appeared to be sending me on my way.  Out of desperation, I started quoting famous court cases. “People V Lopez – intent is just as important as the action”,  “Yick Wo V Hopkins- The state cannot administer permits in a prejudical manner”. I then started showing the hiring manager my legal writings and my work teaching others how to write motions.

The hiring manager looked skeptical but was impressed with my passion. She said, “Alright, I can see you really want this, so I’ll give you a shot.” I cried in the parking lot from joy. Finally after so many rejections, a law firm was willing to give me a chance to go legit!  I was hired. But my battle wasn’t over.

Once my co-workers found out I didn’t go to college yet still had the same job as them, some of them felt upset about it. They were paying off their student loans, and there I was, with no student loans or college degree, doing the same job. I was handling mainly Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. I directly dealt with the most poor in society. Most of my clients were going through divorce, had medical bills, or their partner had just died. I heard so many sad stories.

I worked long hours even past the allowed time. We were all required to be out of the office by 6pm, however, because I was embarassed about living back with my family, and was ridiculed for it, and I loved my clients, I would often pretend to go to my car, waiting for my co-workers to leave whereas I would go back into my office sometimes till 1am, continuing to work on cases— saving people from losing their cars, homes, and businesses due to the bankruptcy proceedings.

Me during my first official paragal job as a lead researcher

I was eventually made to be the lead paralegal for the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy department in our law firm. I saved my money, got certified as a notary, so I could help out even more around the law firm. I was learning so much. I eventually gained the respect of my co-workers as I performed better and better. They called me the “hostage negotiator” because I was really good at stalling for time from the opposing party and I was really good at calming down frustrated clients. When someone was angry, I was the person who the call usually went to.

Eventually I was laid off due to the economy getting better. A better economy means less bankruptcies. I found myself unemployed again after working so hard. I managed to save up some money, but the alimony payments I had to pay my ex didn’t allow me to get ahead much. But, I perservered anyways.  I started teaching martial arts and boxing to both kids and adults, helping them get their confidence. I was making a little money and helping people at the same time.  As I looked for my next job, I realized that sitting at a computer all day at a law office was pretty boring 90% of the time. I loved my clients and I loved fighting hard for them in court cases, but I wanted more action.

Me testifying before the City Council about rent prices being too high

I decided to run for a political seat. I didn’t run as a Democrat or Republican but as an independent. I was excluded from debates, wasn’t promoted on any major news networks and basically had to run a social media campaign. I had a budget of $1,200 dollars. My opponent was a millionaire. I talked about issues like father’s rights, family law reform, legalizing cannabis. Everyone laughed at me. They said I would only get 5 votes, and those 5 votes would be from family! I recruited people in the Filipino and Cambodian communities to help me, since I was close to those communities.

The white community saw me as a rebel because I had so many South-East Asian friends, the Blacks saw me as just another privileged white guy, and the latino communities thought I was an ICE agent when I went to knock on their doors asking for their vote! Democrats hated me because I wasn’t Democrat and Republicans hated me because I wasn’t Republican.

I felt I was running an uphill battle. But, I kept knocking on doors. Hundreds of them. I made my own fliers. At one point, the Federal Election Committee threatened to fine me $10,000 because I didn’t put the disclaimer “Paid for by Randell Stroud”, on my fliers. I had to get a magic marker and physically write this on all of my posters around town. This took hours to drive around and write this message. While doing this, my car broke down and I had to spend more hours on the side of the road working on my car. Someone ended up calling the police on me and my campaign manager because they thought we were thieves trying to break into cars and houses. We had to explain we were simply putting out business cards for our campaign on people’s doors.

I ended up getting about 5,000 votes, or 18% of the total vote. My self-made Facebook commerical reached over 16,000 views. My advocacy on reforming divorce, child support, shared custody, and alimony laws also created a new conversation about equality for men in these courts.  In the family law courts, men are disproportinately robbed and abused by the system.  I traveled the country speaking on unfairness in the courts and other issues affecting our justice system, in particularly the unfairness towards men when it comes to sentencing for crimes.

Women typically get shorter sentences for the same crimes committed by men. I’ve done interviews with Native Americans about CPS abuses on the reservation, and worked with ACLU about civil asset forfeiture, a practice where police confiscate people’s property and don’t return it.

All of this lead me towards pursuing a career in investigations and journalism to where I’am at now. I am 32 years old, I still don’t make much money, but I love what I do. I barely scrape by, but enjoy solving mysteries, doing investigations, teaching martial arts to people of many backgrounds and demographics. My journey is still tough, and most things I just do on my own.  I’am still figuring things out. There is a world wide pandemic, civil unrest, riots, and uncertainty.

I wrote this article after covering the Black Lives Matter protests for journalistic purposes. I saw both white and black Anarchists destroying property. Chants of “Let’s kill some white honkeys”, to “All cops are bastards” to messages of “peace of love”. I saw it all. Over the years I have held many views. But after traveling, meeting both wealthy and poor blacks and whites, making friends with police officers, as well as having run ins with corrupt ones….I began to realize that racism and prejudice can only end when we look at the individual realities of peoples and stop grouping in everyone. It’s not about men vs women, or black vs white, or civilian vs police….. every case should be handled individually and every experience should be judged as so.

While covering these protests, a young black female gets in my face and says,— “You look like a cop! If you are, get out of here”. I responded “No, I am a journalist”.  She says,…

“You don’t know what struggle is! You have never had to go to school and fear for your life. You have never been treated unfairly in court! You have had everything in your life handed to you! You will never understand what it feels like to get treated differently because of your family background! So go write about that “Connor” ! Put that in a news story! If you support our movement go write a story about your white privilege!” 

(Apparently “Connor” is a name black people give to white people to reinforce negative stereotypes about white people such as being unable to dance well, cook, or having a small penis.) 

So I am taking her advice and am writing about my “white privilege”. So far, the only advantage that I have found in my whiteness is my uncanny ability to blend into my environment when it snows outside.  But, with all joking aside, we need to be honest with ourselves. If I was a white man in Mexico, I am likely to ripped off at the market for being a foreigner. Just as a foreigner in USA is likely to get ripped off.  A black person who lives in a majority white neighborhood is likely to get picked on just as a white person living in a mostly black neighborhood. When you go to China, you don’t see white politicians, or black politicians. Everything is catered for the Chinese because you are in China!

American businesses cater to whites because we make up 60% of the population. We are a bigger money market$. It wouldn’t make sense for me to go to an African country and sell hair products geared for white people. I would sell products geared towards African styled hair.

Lastly, I will say, if you are lucky enough to live in America, you have AMERICAN PRIVILEGE. Most people around the world live on a dollar a day without any access to food-stamps or social services. Many countries don’t even have a news media or a court where you can complain about police abuse or corruption. Perhaps both white and black Americans are spoiled to the fact that our culture and erosion of conservative values is leading to record numbers of atheism, divorce, drug use, single parent homes, and over degeneracy.

Racism is real. I have seen it in many forms. But to relegate racism, imperialism, or any societal negative trend and blame it all on the white community is lazy and form of the bullied becoming bullied themselves. The civil rights and feminists movements of the 1960s were fought out of dire need, while these movements now have turned into an all out war against anything that is heterosexual, conservative, and/or white.

Daniel Shaver, Kelly Thomas, or any white victim of police brutality gets ignored by media because it won’t be able to get enough views on TV, and the TV stations know that less views= less money. The media and the government literally profit from race wars and hatred.

The solution isn’t to vote Democrat or Republican. The solution isn’t to be for or against blacks. For or against whites.  For or against Asians. The solution is to follow the ways of the Buddha. To follow the middle path, to be an independent and search for the truth in the middle. Extreme beliefs never win. Or lets follow the ways of Jesus Christ to forgive one another and judge a man based on his deeds and capacity for change.

The United States has always been a place of controversy as it is a young multi-cultural country made up of generational immigrants. In spite of that, if you are lucky enough to have citizenship here, you have more opportunity than 75% of the world’s population.

So, next time you accuse a white person of being privileged, try interviewing him first. And the next time you want to feel sorry for yourself, look at your birth certificate. If it says, “United States Citizen”, then perhaps you need to check your privilege! Because you are living in a place where so many have risked life, liberty, and health just to be able to live here.

Conclusion: Racism is stupid. We are all little prejudice in our owns minds. It’s normal. We all make racial jokes in private or with our friends. Comedians do it too. That’s also ok. However, thinking that you are superior or inferior to someone based on history, culture, or skin tone is just plain STUPID.  If a cop uses excessive force on a human, regardless of race involved, we should all be outraged and call for that officer’s punishment. Us Americans are so far removed from our historical cultures anyway…..

As a white American, I never knew my culture as a European. Alas, recently I did some investigations and found out that my father’s side came here from England. So I am English! I am now motivated to learn about my English heritage and culture and perhaps visit there someday.

To close out this article, I will quote my Grandfather,  Jerry Wayne Dunn.

“I am not racist. I hate everyone equally. All of the races and cultures have stupid sh*t they do. But I tell you what. If someone tries to break into my house, I won’t ask their race, because my shotgun is equal opportunity.” 

**NOTE: This is very summarized article- It only cover a small sample of life- So much more has happened- But you get the idea.

  • Randell Stroud- Nalini Global 2020

 

 

Breaking: footage of George Floyd resisting arrest & dropping drugs

CNN falsely reports that George Floyd did not resist arrest– when in fact he did.

June 3rd 2020

CNN, MSNBC and many other mainstream media outlets have been reporting on the George Floyd case. A 46-year old unarmed black man who was killed by a white officer police Dereck Chauvin who obviously used unjustifed excessive force by placing his entire body weight on Floyd’s neck while restraining him.

Floyd used a fake $20 bill to purchase cigarettes at a Minneapolis convenience store that prompted a cashier to call police after the cashier followed him to his SUV to ask for the item back, Floyd refused. The cashier reported to police that Floyd was belligerent and reaked of alcohol.

CNN and other news outlets reported that Floyd did not resist arrest and attempted to peacefully go into police custody for questioning.

After some deep digging, I found this to be a lie! Officers attempted to put Floyd in the back seat of a police cruiser but Floyd appears to kick at the officers while inside the backseat of the car and crawls out to the other side of the vehicle where two other officers manage to wrestle him to the ground.

(YouTube video link below)

This is when officer Chauvin places his knee on the neck of Floyd for several minutes to which ultimately contributed to his death i.e.- asphyxiation.

A  Minneapolis Medical Examiners toxicology report also shows that Floyd had two extremely deadly substances in his body – methamphetamine and Fentanyl, which  may have further contributed to his death. Close up video surveillance shows Floyd dropping a plastic bag filled with a white substance while handcuffed. I couldn’t find any police reports stating what was in that bag or if any officers are aware that he managed to dump it out while handcuffed.

Conspiracy theorists say that the toxicology report is fake and an attempted cover up, however a background investigation shows that Floyd has been arrested multiple times for drug possession and other crimes which suggest familiarity with illegal substances.

George Floyd was arrested numerous times for drug charges and robbery that included him sticking a gun to a pregnant woman’s stomach while his friends robbed the home.

An independent autopsy was performed at the request of Floyd’s  family which concluded that he died from asphyxiation, however the independent autopsy did not perform a toxicology analysis as the Minneapolis medical examiners did.

While there is no question that Floyd was a victim of excessive force, and Officer Chauvin deserves a prison sentence, we should shame the mainstream media for failing to report the full story. Instead, they immediately spun the narrative that Floyd was an innocent black man minding his own business where he was brutally attacked by white officers for no apparent reason.

The reason the mainstream media did this is simple…. headlines using “White Vs Black” narratives gets more views and more views means more money for the news networks from advertisers!

Don’t fall for the manufactured race wars! Its not white vs black,  it’s rich vs poor. Ask Daniel Shaver or Kelly Thomas, two white victims of police brutality to which the media largely ignored because they knew it wouldn’t get much viewership. Abuse of power doesn’t discriminate against those who dont know their rights or who cant afford a good lawyer.

Mainstream media has no qualms about inciting race wars if it gets people to tune in and watch. More views= More money. Drama sales. Headlines involving proposed racism sale.

With all of that being said, officers need to be trained better in defensive tactics, de-esculation, and we need to remove arrest/ticketing quotas on officers that encourage them to go after easy targets—the poor and uninformed.

When officers are promoted to a higher rank based on positive community opinions rather than stressful arrest quotas, both officers and civilians will be put in a much less stressful scenario.

Until then…..

#justiceForGeorge #justiceForShaver #JusticeForThomas #ReformPolicing