Most people watching the insanity unfold on the streets of big cities right now are starting to feel like we’ve been had. In the previous cases involving Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown, we were subjected to a narrative that started out with evil white cops, or the evil neighborhood watch “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman, hunting down and murdering innocent unarmed good boys who didn’t do anything wrong but were the wrong skin color. Despite the “video evidence” we’ve seen of George Floyd’s death, what if we didn’t actually see what we all initially thought we saw?
We are told that George Floyd “died” on the video that we have all seen. I know this will shock many people, but we should consider the possibility that a mainstream media that has lied to us about literally everything Donald Trump has said or done for the past four years may also not be telling us the “whole truth” about the George Floyd situation. Shocker, I know.
I was talking to my cousin a couple of days ago. He’s been a cop on the Portland, OR police force for more than 20 years now. There’s a rumor going around in “cop circles” about the George Floyd case that has never been reported by any news outlet that I’ve seen so far. Are cop rumors more credible than the conspiracy theories we see flying around on Twitter? I’m willing to at least consider that possibility.
For example, one of the most common rumors you see on Twitter these days is that all of the stores that are being looted by Black Lives Matter are insured. This is a bald-faced lie. Most retail outlets don’t carry “riot insurance” (although I’m guessing that is going to change in many cities very soon). The BLM crowds are justifying their violent looting and destruction based on this rumor. They don’t think they’re actually destroying small businesses, ruining the lives of employees and store owners, or hurting anyone when they loot the grocery store. As if the Safeway is carrying some special insurance on the celery that the store will be immediately reimbursed for.
Are cop rumors more credible than that? We may find out when former officer Derek Chauvin finally gets his day in court.
Before I get to the actual cop rumor, one of the things that people on both the left and right have been insistent upon is that Chauvin’s actions were against official police department policy. Is this true? If a large, violent person is resisting arrest, even after they have been handcuffed, is it somehow unorthodox for the police to restrain that person by holding them down with a knee on their neck?
As it turns out, this is a technique developed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) for restraining violent Hezbollah terrorists. It allows them to keep their hands free during an arrest, in case more terrorists show up and try to attack them. Police forces in America have been using this knee-on-the-neck technique for a while now. According to a lot of cops, the technique is used hundreds of times every single day in arrests – and no one is ever suffocated to death by this technique. George Floyd’s first autopsy, you’ll remember, determined that he died of a fentanyl- and meth-induced heart attack.
Look at Derek Chauvin’s face in the George Floyd video. He knows he’s being recorded by people with cell phones. Does he look like a cop who knows he’s violating departmental policy? The police all look very nonchalant as they restrain a criminal who was reportedly resisting arrest. They’ve done this before. Derek Chauvin has a look of complete calm and confidence on his face.
Anyway, here’s the cop rumor:
George Floyd passed out in the video we’ve all seen of former officer Chauvin kneeling on his neck. When paramedics revived Floyd in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, he slipped out of his handcuffs and then violently tried to escape. That’s when he had the fentanyl- and meth-induced heart attack that killed him.
Is this true? I have no idea. But I know that cops as far away as Portland believe it to be true. Perhaps we’ll finally find out when Derek Chauvin finally goes to trial. If it does turn out to be true, what then?