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On May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, George Floyd’s death sparked destructive nationwide protests and ignited anti-police sentiment across major liberal cities.
Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, was arrested by Minneapolis police officers after using a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store. During the arrest, Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for approximately 9 minutes as Floyd repeatedly stated that he couldn’t breathe.
Floyd had a criminal record that included a number of convictions prior to his death. In 2007, Floyd was convicted of a robbery offense in Texas and was sentenced to five years in prison. In 2009, Floyd was sentenced to 10 months in jail for pleading guilty to a drug offense in a separate case.
On June 25, 2021, Derek Chauvin was sentenced by Judge Peter Cahill. He received a prison sentence of 22.5 years for the charges of second-degree unintentional murder and third-degree murder.
But before his sentencing, violent protests shook the 2020 summer. Countless stores and businesses were destroyed and looted all in the name of a criminal. BLM activists and supporters organized and participated in these protests and riots, claiming accountability was needed for Floyd’s death. BLM organizations and activists claimed they wanted to help George Floyd’s family by organizing massive fundraisers. And now the subject of how those funds were properly spent continue to this day…
Ell. Oh. Ell.
BLM is going bankrupt.
They spent $17m last year but was only able to swindle $8.5m in return.
That’s a $9m deficit!
They sure are on a spending spree!
BLM has spent more that 2/3 of all of the $90m it has made.
Was this money spent on outreach programs? No.… pic.twitter.com/aJmxUwxbSj
— Amiri King (@AmiriKing) May 24, 2023
Was this planned or an opportunity for the radical left’s rise of their ideology?…that is my question.
Floyd was an asshole, not anyone special. Take a look at all his crimes.
He’s right where he should’ve been years ago
Why do we have to keep looking at this thug, as if the bastard was a hero or something. Plain and simple, he was a thug.