How did George Floyd really die?

George Floyd was a career criminal who, among many of his other crimes, held a gun to a pregnant woman's stomach during a brutal home robbery.  By dying while a police officer had a knee across his shoulders, though, Floyd instantly became a Black Lives Matter and Democrat party martyr.  Now, however, the accruing evidence shows that he was not a martyr who died because of police brutality.  Instead, he was a self-destructive man who probably overdosed despite police efforts to save him.  As Malcolm told the King in Macbeth when speaking of the Thane of Cawdor's death, "Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it."  Alive, Floyd wasn't of much use to anybody; dead, he was a living symbol of the brutality that American police allegedly and constantly visit upon innocent black men. For those not swept up in the rapture of the Black Lives Matter movement, it was immediately apparent that the...(Read Full Post)
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