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Tuesday News Roundup: New George Floyd Body Cam Video Betrays the Official Narrative

Permits for thee, but not for me. – The Big Doofus strikes again. Communist Democrat Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio famously ordered a giant “Black Lives Matter” mural be painted on the surface of 5th Avenue right in front of Trump Tower. Everyone knew at the time that it was all a publicity stunt by the Big Doofus Mayor, one that did not go through the due process of the city’s government.

Yesterday, de Blasio admitted as much, and said that his office is now being hit with complaints and lawsuits for not rubber stamping similar proposals.

From a report at the New York Post:

The pro-President Trump group Women for America First has sued City Hall for blocking a mural of their slogan “Engaging, Inspiring and Empowering Women to Make a Difference!” on a Manhattan roadway, while allowing multiple BLM paintings throughout the city.

Hizzoner insists he didn’t block the move, just referred groups like Women for America First and the pro-police Blue Lives Matter to the Department of Transportation’s permitting process. But there was no approval required for the BLM movement.

“That is something that again transcends all normal realities because we are at a moment of history when that had to be said and done, that’s a decision I made,” de Blasio said.

“But the normal process continues for anyone who wants to apply,” he added.

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Thus, the city’s taxpayers, who have already been hit with tens of thousands of dollars in costs of painting the BLM mural and re-painting it almost daily after it has been vandalized, will now be hit with the costs of defending at least one lawsuit and very likely many more due to the flippant manner in which the Big Doofus Mayor violated his own laws.

And some wonder why thousands are fleeing this city every week. What’s to wonder?

For those who obsess over polls…. – This happened on Monday:

To be precise, that is 7 points higher than Obama was at the same point in his first term in office. But the corrupt news media expects you to believe that President Trump is trailing a clearly impaired Joe Biden by double digits in the national polling.

Don’t believe them. Everything they say is a lie. Literally everything.

That also holds true about the riots in Portland, which the media has falsely claimed for 70 straight days now are “peaceful protests.” – Thanks to Andy Ngo, a real journalist who puts himself at physical risk every night, we know the truth.

Here’s what happened last night:

The “peaceful” hijinks are not limited to the night-time:

However, there is a bit of semi-positive news here: The deal that DHS made that allows state and local law enforcement to protect the federal courthouse now does appear to be having an impact. The Democrat-sponsored rioters who are coordinating closely with Mayor Ted Wheeler and Governor Kate Brown have lowered the intensity of their efforts to damage that building and are now focusing on destroying other buildings in the city that are not federal property.

By taking this tactic, they are able to support the false media narrative that the federal police were the problem all along. Classic Saul Alinsky tactics.

Speaking of classic Saul Alinsky tactics… – The official narrative about the George Floyd arrest and killing by Minneapolis police was false all along. But then, we already knew that was the case, didn’t we?

The Daily Mail did a public service yesterday by releasing police body cam footage that the Minneapolis police department and city government has withheld from the public for two long months. This footage clearly shows that the official narrative of Floyd being a peaceful guy who did not resist arrest was clearly a lie. Floyd was obviously in a drug-addled state at the time he was pulled over in his car, resisted as the officers attempted to arrest him, and began using his “I can’t breathe” line while he was still sitting in the car.

Here’s the video – WARNING: it is graphic:

While this video will certainly make convicting the police officers of any crime far more difficult for the prosecution, here’s what it doesn’t show: Any reason for killing Floyd by having Derek Chauvin put a knee on his neck for 9 minutes. Someone still must answer for that.

But here’s the thing: It is a fact that about 98% of people – white, black, Asian or otherwise – who wind up being killed by police in this country end up that way largely because they resisted arrest like George Floyd did. The surest way to avoid ending up dead when you are pulled over by a police officer is to cooperate with him or her.

Every video we have seen of this incident now clearly shows an inebriated Floyd fiercely resisting arrest. Why this particular video has been withheld for so long is something the Minneapolis city government must now explain.

Here’s my theory: Note how Floyd, upon recognizing Officer Derek Chauvin, with whom he worked as a security guard at a strip club for years, panics and repeatedly says “Don’t kill me, man. Please don’t kill me.”

Why would Floyd think the police were there to kill him? The official narrative is that he had been pulled over under suspicion of passing forged money. But look at Floyd’s face: He is obviously immediately afraid for his life as soon as he sees who the arresting officers are.

There’s something else going on here that we are not aware of yet. Sooner or later, we will find out what it is.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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America Stands on the Cusp of a Second Chance at Reconstruction

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

A new Reuters poll finds that 51% of Republican voters favor “sweeping police reforms,” a finding that no doubt shocks 98% of the national news media, but won’t surprise many Republicans. After all, you just need to review the policing wasteland we have seen all across the nation over the past three weeks – and the heinous police crime that set it all off – to understand the reasons why.

One aspect of the George Floyd murder that received very little coverage from our corrupt news media was the statement made by the local County Attorney early on that it normally takes him over 6 months to bring charges in a criminal case against a police officer. Ordinary citizens enjoy no such luxury: In a case like the one against Derek Chauvin, in which the killer wasn’t even arrested until 4 days had passed, any ordinary citizen would have been charged with at least 2nd degree murder within 24 hours after the act while they were sitting in a jail cell with a 300-lb sex offender alternately named Bubba or Doris, depending on what time of day it was.

In this particular case, due to all the public outrage, the County Attorney got his slow butt in gear and expedited the process. But normally, without all the demonstrations and rioting that took place, Chauvin would have been walking around a free man for 6 months before charges were even brought against him. Why does it take so long to charge a cop? Because of all the special protections police unions negotiate into police contracts during negotiations. In many cities, firing a cop is harder than firing a treasonous Obama operative embedded in the National Security Council. It’s ridiculous.

We’ve lost sight of this now, but Chauvin had had 18 formal complaints filed against him during the course of his police career. EIGHTEEN. Literally everyone in the department knew he was a loose cannon and a bad actor, yet he was still out on the street, free to abuse the people of the community. That’s insanity. Stuff like that has to stop. Unions have their legitimate place, but their place needs to stop being to negotiate nonsense into police contracts that enable this kind of tragedy, which certainly led directly to the killing of George Floyd.

GOP Senator Rand Paul filed a bill yesterday that would outlaw the issuing and execution of “no-knock warrants,” one of which led to the killing of Breonna Taylor, an African-American resident of Louisville, Kentucky who was murdered by 3 Louisville officers while she slept in her bed on March 13. No-knock warrants are a brutish tactic straight out of the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany and have no place in a free society in which the presumption of innocence supposedly underpins our justice system.

This, too, must stop.

Two weeks ago, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution outlawing the use of choke holds by police officers and mandating that bystanding officers who observe another officer, like Chauvin, engaging in abusive behavior, intervene to stop it. What idiot doesn’t support a reform like that?

Well, ok, don’t answer that question – we all know there are plenty of idiots on all sides of this issue.

The point here is that, yes, most real conservative thinkers know we need significant police reforms in our country and have needed them for a very long time. There is plenty of common ground to be plowed here by people of good intent. The question, of course, is whether enough people of good intent occupy seats in both houses of congress and in state legislatures around the country to get them done. There is no doubt that President Trump would gladly sign a good bill into law, just as he did with the major prison reform bill last year.

As for the rest of us, we all need to stop just knee-jerking to sloganeering like “I back the blue!,” or “the cops are all racists and murderers!” whenever this subject comes up. It hasn’t been many years ago when we almost universally revered what we were in the habit of calling “first responders” because the truth is that 98% of them are good and brave men and women who do the best they can every day to protect the public.

The problem is that the 2% of them who aren’t present a very clear and present danger to our society, as we have conclusively witnessed over the past three weeks. Leaders of police unions need to understand this, and stop agitating for provisions in police contracts that provide bad actors with  cover to keep abusing the public.

As I wrote on Wednesday, our country has spent the last 150 years paying for the abject failure by our society’s leaders to properly execute Reconstruction following the Civil War. We did not have enough people of good intent serving in leadership positions at that time to get the job done.

What America faces today is a very similar situation – we essentially stand on the cusp of a second chance at reconstruction. The first step in that reconstruction must be to enact reforms that ensure black Americans receive the same level of police protection and courtesy received by white citizens. We have a President who has already gotten very significant reforms accomplished in this area, and solid majorities of voters for both major political parties who support further reforms.

The question will now become whether there are enough GOP members of congress like Rand Paul and enough Democrat members willing to buck the constant overreaching and obstructionism of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to get major legislation sent to the President’s desk.

There’s no time like the present to find out.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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The Official Narrative on the Floyd Killing is Falling Apart

New video of the prelude to the killing of George Floyd by fired Minneapolis police officers emerged on Saturday, and it adds to the growing realization that the official narrative we’ve been fed about that murder simply no longer adds up.

The video shows the police officers involved in the killing working Floyd over in the backseat of their police vehicle, apparently softening him up before they dragged him out onto the street pavement where they finished the job in front of  a crowd that they had to know would capture the incident on their cell phones. Take a look at the second clip below:

In that clip, you can see one cop on the near side of the car scuffling with Floyd as Derek Chauvin – who was arrested and charged with 3rd degree murder on Friday – begins to pull him out on the far side of the vehicle.

So, how does this conflict with the official narrative? Well, to this point we have been told Floyd did not resist and that there was no reason for Chauvin to restrain him by pressing his knee on the back of his neck for more than 8 minutes, until Floyd died.

This video shows one of two possibilities here: Either Floyd was indeed resisting arrest, or he was being brutalized by the cops. One or the other has to be the case here. The first possibility would give the cops some mitigating arguments to the murder charge, though it certainly would not excuse them entirely. That is, unless the reason why Floyd was putting up a fight was because he realized he was about to be killed.

The second possibility raises the potential that this was indeed an act of premeditated murder.

We have no way of knowing which scenario is the correct one. But the long records of complaints and lawsuits brought against at least two of these cops, and the fact that Chauvin and Floyd had actually worked security at a local night club together for several years sure does add to the suspicion that this was not just some random act.

Think about it: The Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area has a population of roughly 3.6 million people. The thought that this high-profile killing involving two men who worked together and likely knew each other is mere coincidence strains credulity to the breaking point.

Up until now, the assumption has been that this killing was just the random spark that lit the flame to the series of national riots that the Democrats/Soros/BLM/Antifa crew were planning to launch this summer anyway. But with all of the odd facts now surrounding this killing, combined with the obviously-orchestrated nature of the riots, you have to wonder if Floyd’s murder was a random event at all.

I have made it a personal practice to stay away from talk about “false flags” that fly around social media in reaction to high-profile events such as this one. But boy, the official narrative around this particular high-profile event is beginning to fall completely apart.

No doubt, many will react by saying there is no way even the Democrats would resort to something so destructive to our national fabric. But ask yourself this: in 2016, would you have believed it if someone told you that the Democrats and the national news media were about to mount a four-year effort push the Russia hoax? Or that they would expand that hoax into an active coup d’etat effort on American soil? Or that, when all of that failed to work, they would hold the nation captive for five months with a completely made-up impeachment hoax? Or that Democrat governors and mayors would intentionally keep people out of work and kill thousands of businesses in their states and cities for no good reason simply to try to impact the November elections?

Sadly, with today’s Democrats and their corrupt media toadies, literally anything is possible.

Stay tuned.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Minneapolis Still Burning: The Riots Have Gone National *UPDATED*

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

UPDATE: At 7:00 a.m. CT, Fox News is now reporting that the President has ordered 1,700 National Guard troops to deploy to Minneapolis.

Boy, that curfew sure worked out, huh? – Despite an 8:00 “curfew” declared by feckless Democrat Gov. Tim Walz, Antifa/BLM agitators and thugs continued burning down Ilhan Omar’s congressional district in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area Friday night and well into Saturday morning.

The mass rioting seen on Wednesday and Thursday started right up again as darkness dawned Friday evening, just a few hours after CNN’s dimwit Chris Cillizza had published an “analysis” piece titled “The governor of Minnesota just showed what leadership in a crisis looks like.” Of course, Cillizza’s “analysis” was focused on the police arrest of CNN’s reporter and camera crew Thursday. Walz apologized for that action despite the fact that it was entirely justified after the CNN reporter had spent several minutes arguing with the cops and obstructing their sight lines during a violent emergency.

How are the police supposed to control anything when a despicable alarmist operation like CNN is having its crews intentionally get in the way so they can make the story about themselves, and with a Governor who is subservient to them? This isn’t ‘leadership,’ it’s surrender.

Last night, Gov. Walz whined that he just doesn’t have enough law enforcement officers on the job for them to begin making mass arrests. That provides President Trump with his window of opportunity to take over this situation, call in the National Guard, and clean up the mess made by Walz and pathetic Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

Given that Minnesota’s mess is now spreading to other cities across the nation, today would be a very good time to take that action.

Frey and Walz, being leftist Democrats, want to continue treating these rioters as Democrats always do: As misbehaving children who are just acting out and need to be protected by the government. That is obviously not what is taking place here. The truth is, as many residents are now saying, that these cities have been invaded by paid Antifa and BLM thugs who are fomenting these riots and committing most of the violence and destruction.

America was right to react with utter outrage at the callous killing of George Floyd by those four police officers. Now it is time for America to be outraged at the ongoing mayhem being created by these thugs. They are a cancer on our society and they need to be cut out.

Frey and Walz are obviously completely helpless and useless. I am generally not in favor of federal intervention into local affairs, but this outbreak has now gone national. This city needs to be locked down, and only the federal government can get that done.

In that regard, the AP is reporting that the Pentagon has placed several military units on alert to possibly be deployed to Minneapolis:

The get-ready orders were sent verbally on Friday, after President Donald Trump asked Defense Secretary Mark Esper for military options to help quell the unrest in Minneapolis after protests descended into looting and arson in some parts of the city.

Trump made the request on a phone call from the Oval Office on Thursday night that included Esper, National Security Advisor Robert O’ Brien and several others. The president asked Esper for rapid deployment options if the Minneapolis protests continued to spiral out of control, according to one of the people, a senior Pentagon official who was on the call.

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”When the White House asks for options, someone opens the drawer and pulls them out so to speak.” the official said.

The person said the military units would be deployed under the Insurrection Act of 1807, which was last used in 1992 during the riots in Los Angeles that followed the Rodney King trial.

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It is becoming obvious that the rumors that have been running around for several months of the Democrats planning to try to start a race war in our country this summer were accurate. All they were apparently waiting for was a touch point to set it off, and the killing of Mr. Floyd served that purpose.

Everyone needs to remember, as you watch all of the ugly scenes across the country, that both BLM and Antifa are domestic terror groups created and funded by the Democrat Party through dozens of George Soros-backed front groups. None of what you see happening on your TV screens is organic in nature. This is an entirely planned set of events designed to create chaos in our country leading up to a national election.

This is why you see reports like this one from Max Nesterak, a local journalist who has taken great personal risk to report these events in real time:

Who do you think those “white outsiders” are? Remember that Antifa is made up mainly of white, middle-to-upper-class Millennials who live in their grandmothers’ basements.

You were all outraged this week by the video of the callous killing of George Floyd. Now it is time for you all to be outraged at the Democrat front groups who are causing all of this mayhem and destruction in the name of politics.

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That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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At Long Last, Minnesota Officials Arrest Derek Chauvin

The Mid-Day Campaign Update

Two days too late, news broke late this morning that Minnesota officials finally decided to arrest Derek Chauvin, the dirty cop who killed George Floyd earlier this week. Had the arrest been made on Wednesday, many Minneapolis/St. Paul businesses that have been burned in the meantime might still be open for business.

Meanwhile, we’ve had all sorts of stuff come up this morning to talk about:

  • Floyd and Chauvin actually worked security together at a night club for several years, according to multiple media reports quoting the club’s owner;
  • The Minneapolis Police Department admits that Chauvin had had no fewer than EIGHTEEN prior complaints filed against him during the course of his career. Only two of those complaints resulted in any disciplinary action;
  • Another officer who stood around at the scene without trying to restrain Chauvin as he killed Floyd, Tou Thao, has had six complaints filed against him. Thao was also the subject of an excessive force lawsuit that the City settled out of court in 2017:

The lawsuit was brought by Lamar Ferguson, who claimed in the suit that Thao and another officer subjected him to “cruel and unusual” punishment when they arrested him in October 2014. According to the lawsuit, the officers used “unreasonable force,” including “punches, kicks and knees to the face and body while Ferguson was defenseless and handcuffed.” As a result, Ferguson suffered broken teeth, bruising and trauma, the lawsuit says. The city would go on to pay Ferguson and his attorney $25,000 to settle the lawsuit on December 11, 2017.

  • Meanwhile, as all hell was continuing to rain down around him, feckless Minnesota Governor Tim Walz was trying to change the subject:

Yes, because the arrest of a reporter who had spent several minutes arguing with police in an emergency situation while blocking their sight lines is what we want state officials to be focused on here.

  • But hey, that pales in comparison to pathetic radical leftist Mayor Jacob Frey, whose focus was on whether or not protesters were wearing their masks and practicing social distancing:

Minneapolis Mayor to Rioters: Please Practice Social Distancing, Wear Masks

Protesters throw objects onto a burning car outside a Target store near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. - …

You seriously cannot make this stuff up, folks.

The fact that Chauvin and Floyd worked at the same establishment over the course of several years indicates that we have much more to learn about what motivated Chauvin in this situation. Something else that we do not yet know about is at play here.

But, if it is left up to Minnesota officials to discover what that is, we will probably never find out about it.

Elections have consequences, and what we see happening in Minnesota this week is the direct consequence of decades of Minnesota voters electing Democrats to high office.

Stop doing that, Minnesotans.

UPDATE: County Attorney Mike Freeman just told the press that the four-day span from the time of the killing to the time of Chauvin’s arrest was the fastest his office has ever moved to arrest a police officer. That fact, in and of itself, is an indication of a huge problem. Because anyone else who had done what Chauvin did would have been arrested on the spot and charged with murder. But if, as Freeman now contends, his office has to jump through four days of hoops before taking action while the damn city burns, that is a real, true problem that must be fixed.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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