George Floyd Case Refutes Claims of Racism

Democrats and the media are ginning up their narratives of pandemic racism in America – especially in policing across the nation.  Oh … they say that the vast majority of police are honest hard-working men and women, but then they go on to attack them as a group.  They use the basic tool of prejudicial propaganda – negative stereotyping – to malign every person in a blue uniform. Democrats are using the People of Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin as proof of their contention – the case dealing with the killing of George Floyd.  But is it proof?

There are three police officers who were involved in the initial arrest of Floyd – two Caucasians and an Asian.  One of those officers was primarily responsible for the death of Floyd. That was the defendant in the current case, Derek Chauvin.

The first test to see if the Floyd case is taking place in a racist atmosphere, we need to first remind ourselves of what such cases looked like in the day of top-down Democrat racism in the old south.

What a racist environment really looks like

First off, it is unlikely that a white police officer would have even been arrested or indicted.  The only “trial” would be in the court-of-public-opinion, in which the politicians and the news media would have prosecuted the case against the victim.  “He got what he deserved,” was the mantra.

IF … and that is a big if — the officer was brought before a court of justice, his fate would be determined – actually pre-determined — by an all-White jury.  Animosity toward the victim would be ginned up by an unholy alliance between Democrat politicians and a supplicant news media.  (Hmmmm.  Sounds familiar.)  Any prosecution witness would be subjected to threats, beating and even death.  The officer would be quickly acquitted and elevated to a town hero.  Maybe even get him a public office.

If you think that last sentence is speculative hyperbole, then consider “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman.  As a young member of the Red Shirts in South Carolina, Ben summarily murdered four Black Union militia men AFTER the Civil War was over for years.  He not only confessed to his evil deed, but publicly bragged about it – using the “they got what they deserved” defense.

The murders gained Ben a lot of notoriety and public acclaim. So much so that the Democratic Party made him the Palmetto State’s governor and then United states senator.  At my last check, his statue still adorns the grounds of the State capitol.

That is what a racist environment looks like.  So, what is the comparison to today?

First of all, the three officers involved were arrested and charged expeditiously. And they were facing some of the most serious felony charges on the books.

There was a universal public outcry among all groups at what seemed like the wanton murder of a Black man –  by Republicans, Democrats, liberals, conservatives, young, old, Black, White.  The news media laid bare all the facts as they became known.  Chauvin faces a diverse jury, including Black Americans.  Every conceivable witness for the prosecution is being heard – including the predominantly Black witnesses at the scene.

Virtually all the information and analysis reported in the press are on the side of the prosecutors. They favor the Black victim over the White officer.  Black anchors, reporters, panelists, and contributors are doing much of the reporting and analyzing. (I raise that not as a criticism, but as a comparison to what a real racist environment looks like.)

The greatest criticism is leveled against the defense lawyer – accusing him of racist tropes.  Much of the media is accusing him of maligning the victim and trying to undermine the credibility of the prosecution witnesses.  Well folks … that is his job.  In America, every defendant has the right to legal counsel.  If this trial were in the days of Democrat segregation, the defense lawyer would be a hero after winning the case for the White defendant.  The defense team has an almost impossible task BECAUSE we are not a systemically racist nation.

So, what about the George Floyd case, itself.

This case will win or lose on the merits. This means the chance of an acquittal is between zero to none.  In view of the evidence, Chauvin has no more chance of getting off than the guy who killed 10 people in that grocery store. 

The George Floyd case should loom large to the Black community as evidence that – for the most part – the days of institutional racism are over in America.  America’s original sin of slavery and based on an alleged inferiority of the Negro culture may have lingered on in the old “solid Democrat Dixie” for another 100 years after the Civil War — and is still in recession in many of our major cities ruled over by anachronistic Democrat political machines.  But the evil of racism is not a characteristic or iconic trait of the vast, vast majority of the American people who live together in peace and harmony.

What we have in the Floyd trial is what so obviously appears to be a criminal act against a Black citizen by a White police officer.  But the color of their skins is inconsequential to the pursuit of justice.  Officer Chauvin does not personify the tens of thousands of police all across the nation any more than John Gotti personified all Italians.

Anyone believing in equal justice can see it – if they will –on display in the George Floyd case.  I am betting justice will prevail.

So, there ‘tis.

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8 Thoughts to “George Floyd Case Refutes Claims of Racism”

  1. MikefromTexas

    He will be found guilty whether is or isn’t. Black on white will mean hes guilty so there won’t be another race riot or riots.

  2. Den

    He was a dope head !with bad ways unlawful person! TRUE FACT !

  3. Den

    Where’s it at .

  4. Bob Wilburn

    Get off this “solid Democrat Dixie” crap. It is long past the time when you can blame the South for the realities of today.

  5. Laura Wagner

    The problems come in if Derek Chauvin is acquitted or convicted of the lesser charges. Having seen the autopsy and toxicology report done on the body of George Floyd, he might be. The most that the prosecutor should be able to prove is contributory actions or manslaughter. What will happen across the country if that is the verdict? The hue and outcry will make last summer look like a picnic and all of the rhetoric regarding a fair trial will be trashed.

  6. Michael G Warren

    THE POLICE AND CHAUVIN DID AMERICA A HUGE FAVOR…MAKING OUR STREETS A LITTLE SAFER AND CLEANER. FLOYD WAS TRASH. WE HAVE USELESS, GUTLESS COURTS, JUDGES, AND LEGAL SYSTEMS.

  7. Jay L. Stern

    My mother-in-law never liked me. She always referred to me as “that Jood.” My mother-in-law had Dutch ancestry and was born in the Dutch East Indies. After the Indonesians declared independence, all Europeans and Indos were expelled. Eventually the family ended up in the United States. When she had her final heart attack, we were in a hospital and I was guiding her to the doctors waiting to see her. She collapsed in my arms. This “Jood” was the last face she saw in this life.

    No one ever blamed me for N****’s death. It was tacitly acknowledged – even by her anti-Semite son and “other” daughter that I did what I could for their mother. In other words, I followed procedure.

    So, apparently, did Derek Chauvin. He was following his police training to restrain a suspect who appeared to be deranged. Chauvin may have known who George Floyd was, but there is no evidence that he harbored any ill feelings toward him. Neither was Chauvin knowledgeable that Mr. Floyd had ingested illicit drugs in sufficient quantity to kill him even had he not been apprehended. The record is clear that George Floyd was clamoring that he “couldn’t breathe” before he was placed on the ground, and Officer Chauvin placed his knee on his neck or upper torso. If anything, Officer Chauvin was attempting to calm a highly agitated individual by his application of this approved procedure.

    Despite the subsequent riots, and calls for Derek Chauvin’s head, it is not obvious that he was, in fact, responsible for George Floyd’s death. No more so than I was responsible for my Mother-in-Law’s death. Or, for that matter, the sun rising because the rooster crows.

    Hopefully, ex-Officer Chauvin will receive a fair trial.

  8. Jo

    The responsibility of Floyd’s death is just a much if not more his own fault. I learned when I was 15 that you always respect the police. Even when they are wrong you respect them and do your complaining in court not on the street. If Floyd would have just gone with the police, got into the patrol car, he would be alive today. To make matters worst is the government paying and rewarding the family for his criminal acts, What a disgrace, That is criminal in itself.

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