Trial Next Week: Will Jury Find George Floyd Died of Drug Overdose, Not From an Approved Minneapolis Police Procedure?

Crossposted from Gateway Pundit by author Larry Johnson

As we near the start of the trial of the Minneapolis police officers accused of murdering George Floyd, it is essential that you understand that these officers are being railroaded and should be exonerated once the full evidence is presented. The four police officers now charged in the death of Floyd handled the situation according to the training they received by the Minneapolis Police Department. These officers were not going rogue nor were they engaging in racist misconduct. They followed procedure in handling Mr. Floyd. What they did not know is that George Floyd had just ingested a deadly dose of fentanyl. If you are part of the mob ready to lynch Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the “murder” of George Floyd, put your rope away. You are wrong. Officer Chauvin will be able to prove in court that his use of his knee on the side of the neck of Floyd was an approved technique that the Minneapolis Police Department trained him to use. There are two critical pieces of evidence for Officer Chauvin–the training manual for the Minneapolis Police Department Police Academy and unambiguous video evidence. Take a look at the training manual standard and procedure for using a neck restraint–it has been on the books for more than eight years. Don’t take my word for it, read it yourself:

5-311 USE OF NECK RESTRAINTS AND CHOKE HOLDS (10/16/02) (08/17/07) (10/01/10) (04/16/12) DEFINITIONS I. Choke Hold: Deadly force option. Defined as applying direct pressure on a person’s trachea or airway (front of the neck), blocking or obstructing the airway (04/16/12) Neck Restraint: Non-deadly force option. 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). Only sworn employees who have received training from the MPD Training Unit are authorized to use neck restraints. The MPD authorizes two types of neck restraints: Conscious Neck Restraint and Unconscious Neck Restraint. (04/16/12) Conscious Neck Restraint: The subject is placed in a neck restraint with intent to control, and not to render the subject unconscious, by only applying light to moderate pressure. (04/16/12) Unconscious Neck Restraint: The subject is placed in a neck restraint with the intention of rendering the person unconscious by applying adequate pressure. (04/16/12) PROCEDURES/REGULATIONS II. The Conscious Neck Restraint may be used against a subject who is actively resisting. (04/16/12) The Unconscious Neck Restraint shall only be applied in the following circumstances: (04/16/12) On a subject who is exhibiting active aggression, or; For life saving purposes, or; On a subject who is exhibiting active resistance in order to gain control of the subject; and if lesser attempts at control have been or would likely be ineffective. Neck restraints shall not be used against subjects who are passively resisting as defined by policy. (04/16/12) After Care Guidelines (04/16/12) After a neck restraint or choke hold has been used on a subject, sworn MPD employees shall keep them under close observation until they are released to medical or other law enforcement personnel. An officer who has used a neck restraint or choke hold shall inform individuals accepting custody of the subject, that the technique was used on the subject.

Now look at the video:

You need answer only one question–Did George Floyd “exhibit active aggression?” The video record of the incident is conclusive. Yes, Floyd exhibited active aggression. He repeatedly and physically refused to cooperate. Here is the results of the toxicology screen from his autopsy:

A. Blood drug and novel psychoactive substances screens:

1. Fentanyl 11 ng/mL

2. Norfentanyl 5.6 ng/mL

3. 4-ANPP 0.65 ng/mL

4. Methamphetamine 19 ng/mL

5. 11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC 1.2 ng/mL;Delta-9 Carboxy THC 42 ng/mL; Delta-9 THC 2.9 ng/mL

6. Cotinine positive

7. Caffeine positive

With 11 nanograms per milliliter of Fentanyl in his blood, Floyd was a dead man walking or, in this case, laying on the ground.

The police, not George Floyd, are the victims. The vilification of the police over the George Floyd matter, not just in Minnesota, is an outrageous perversion of justice.

One final observation. It is not the job of street cops to change the training curriculum. That is the responsibility of the Police Chief and senior leadership. If they do not want officers to use a “neck restraint” then do not train them to use it. Very simple.



From our previous reporting:

REDPILLED Media Column

January 1st is the time for New Year’s Resolutions, and after such a year as 2020, we’re afforded plenty subject matter to discuss for improvement. To examine perhaps the most destructive and harmful phenomenon of the past 12 months other than COVID-19 — the monthslong urban riots — we must first the survey the spark that lit the flame of the 2020 return of Black Lives Matter: the death of George Floyd.

Last year, violent career criminal drug addict counterfeiter George Floyd was roundly hailed as a national hero by politicians and the press. Yes, state and local US officials across the country have called for a public statue of “hero” George Floyd, cheered on by a hostile media chorus.

The worthiness of such a title can be ascertained through inspecting Sir Floyd’s most notable accolades — after lifelong felon and persistent porn actor, of course.

Crimes Floyd committed at the scene of his death include federal fraud through the use of counterfeit money, evidence tampering, resisting arrest, disobeying lawful orders, and possessing drug paraphernalia. (Public intoxication is no longer a crime in Minnesota.)

The day of his death, Floyd was necessarily criminally possessive of at least fentanyl, methamphetamine, and marijuana — all of which he was under the influence of while driving to the location at which he plotted to and did commit felony fraud.

A single day’s work, such a loathsome litany is sure to evoke aversion in even the most ignoble individual, though a day in the life of George Floyd multiplied by a lifetime produces the following rap sheet: continuous cocaine and methamphetamine usage and distribution in between prison sentences arising from a seemingly unending streak of violent felonies brutally targeting the weak and innocent in his community, including a pregnant woman home alone.

But that’s just regular, old George Floyd. Let’s examine his conduct the day of his death.

During his interaction with police on May 25th, released months later by a foreign newspaper, Floyd relates an endless stream of transparently obvious lies during both direct questioning and unsolicited offerings, including: claiming to not be on drugs despite having at least 3 illegal narcotics active in his system; claiming his mother just died despite her death occurring two years prior; claiming to have done no wrong despite being credibly arrested for committing federal fraud; claiming to be claustrophobic of sitting in a car despite just emerging from his own; claiming to be unable to breathe while standing outside without any neck restraint; among potentially other unknowable falsehoods.

The leaked body cam footage released by The Daily Mail shows Floyd resisting arrest and reveals Floyd’s efforts to hide evidence of counterfeit money between car seats upon police calling “hands up”, among a slew of other crimes like refusing to follow police orders, answering direct questions pertaining to the crime scene with lies (“Are you high?” “No.”), and possession of drug paraphernalia (the officers found a weed pipe on his person.)

The most pertinent question surrounding the fatal situation is: was it avoidable? If so, who made, and through what actions did they make, the situation unavoidable? Ponder the answer to each of the following relevant questions:

If George Floyd did not commit federal felony fraud by using counterfeit money, would he be dead? If George Floyd did not repeatedly resist arrest at every instance of police instruction, would he be dead? If George Floyd did not refuse the lawful command to sit in the police car, would he be dead? If George Floyd did not ingest at least three illegal drugs — including triple the lethal dose of fentanyl, coupled with methamphetamine and marijuana, in addition to a slew of other stimulants such as tobacco and caffeine — causing him to lose any ability of rational judgement and behave completely erratically in police detention, would he be dead?

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Summarily, if George Floyd did not operate a deadly motor vehicle under the influence of multiple lethal doses of illegal narcotics to commit federal felony fraud, then, after tampering with and attempting to conceal additional evidence, aggressively and repeatedly resisted peaceful arrest and disobeyed all police commands, before causing a series of piercing noise disturbances during nighttime in a residential area while publicly intoxicated and foaming at the mouth, police would not have been exclusively left with the most severe and restrictive form of physical deterrence: placing Floyd on his back and weighing down his 6’6” 223lb frame. 

Simply, if George Floyd was a law abiding citizen, would he be dead? 

They asked him to get in the back of the police car. He refused with patently fraudulent claims of claustrophobia. (For the record, having claustrophobia does not excuse a criminal from disobeying lawful commands.) They tried to place him inside the car. He struggled so vigorously that three fully equipped, well-built, male police officers could not restrain him. They had to call a fourth. 

At what point does one assume responsibility for his own actions? How many times can a criminal get away with a crime before it’s not racist to restrain him? When did a single group’s charge of racism become the standard with which to employ or fire police, to restrain or release suspects, and to let stand or burn down the country? 

If George Floyd is celebrated for the act of dying intoxicated on the road following his final in a long list of crimes against society, then most certainly the police officers involved in punctiliously executing every possible action under protocol to prevent a fatal outcome for a drugged out, aggressively unpredictable and uncontrollable criminally violent repeat felon should be celebrated too.

But they weren’t. We all know how 2020 turned out.

Entering the new year, REDPILLED Media urgently proposes as a New Year’s Resolution we resurrect a righteous American principle formerly accepted by all but now only observed by some: in order to operate a functioning society, criminals must be subdued to protect the law-abiding.

Though we don’t like to admit it, we know the inescapable truth of promised anarchist violence directed at those of us who support President Trump and all that he stands for.

If we are to enter a time in which widespread violence is guaranteed to be inflicted by a criminal underclass on its law-abiding political opponents at an ever-increasing rate, we require enforcement of this critical standard in order to remain together as a nation.


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