On Monday, police bodycam footage of the initial contact and arrest of George Floyd was leaked to the UK’s Daily Mail website. It’s difficult to watch the suffering of a human being in the final hour of his life and he definitely did not deserve to die but the previously unseen bodycam footage strongly contradicts the popular assumption that Officer Derek Chauvin was motivated by racial hatred. Crucial details not widely-reported strongly suggest that Floyd’s death was an accident.
During the 8 minutes seen here that occurred prior to the 8-plus minutes that we’ve already seen, Floyd was resisting arrest throughout. It’d have been one thing if he’d never been arrested before and if he didn’t understand the significance of obeying police but during the eight years between 1997 and 2005, Floyd was sentenced to as many jail terms on various charges and in 2009, he was sentenced to five years in prison for armed robbery in a home invasion and was paroled in January 2013. Floyd had lots of experience with the police and he fully understood the consequences of disobeying police commands.
Why was four years in jail not enough motivation for him to do what he was told and to reduce the risk of re-arrest? Because he was higher than a kite on a cocktail of illegal drugs, mainly fentanyl. Floyd had 19ng/ml of fentanyl in his blood. Fatal levels have ranged between 3ng/ml to 58ng/ml and Duane Cates in this video argues that Floyd died of an overdose, calling him a “dead man walking” at the time of his arrest.
Floyd also had severe heart disease and his first autopsy report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner ruled that he died of a heart attack, complicated by police restraint and neck compression; the manner of death a “homicide,” though “not a legal determination of culpability or intent.”
As we know, this ruling caused a mass uproar, so the Floyd family, now $14.7 million dollars richer from their GoFundMe account hired celebrity coroner, Dr. Michael Baden (John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jeffrey Epstein), who said Floyd died as a result of compression on his neck and back from the officer, which interfered with blood flow and his breathing.
When people overdose on opioids like fentanyl, they stop breathing. Duane Cates says, “Sadly, nobody tells the officers he’s on fentanyl. As I’ve said, they might have been able to dose him with Narcan, which could have saved him.
“Here is the toll of [Minnesota State Attorney General] Keith Ellison’s duplicity with Antifa and certain foreign interests, that decided they wanted to have an insurrection on US soil and everything that came with it; all the loss of life, all the property destruction, the lives were ever-altered because a guy who was basically a drug addict resisted arrest and they used that as the spark for an insurrection.
“Yes, the optics of Officer Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck look pretty bad. You know what’s going to happen when that goes to trial? They’re going to ask him where he learned that technique and you know what he’s going to say? ‘In training.’ That’s where he learned to do that. He’s not doing anything against department policy…[but] clearly, optics are absolutely horrible, because he was dying.
“As I’ve said, there was practically nothing but a shot of Narcan that was going to save him and since it wasn’t administered about the time the EMTs arrived, Floyd was already gone.”