Observations of a retired Police Officer concerning the Floyd fiasco…
Having served the City of Houston for 31-years as a police officer, these are my observations relevant to the Floyd fiasco that has been completely blown-out of proportion by those who don’t know anything about law enforcement; the race-baiting MSM; the race pimps of the Democrat Party and even conservative talk-show hosts who have never policed a day in their life.
George Floyd was a physiologically ill/sick Black man suffering from serious heart disease and possibly associated respiratory problems as per the initial Medical Examiner’s report. Though it was not wise to leave Floyd lying on his chest for an extended period of time, I did observe a scene photo showing two-other officers assisting in restraining Floyd, one at Floyd’s feet and one at his mid-section as Floyd was positioned in the street next to a patrol vehicle. That scene photo leads me to believe that Floyd possibly resisted the arresting officers as he was prepared to be placed into the patrol vehicle; such uncooperative behavior by Floyd would have necessitated taking the suspect to the ground and restraining him. If that scenario is accurate, it is possible that an ambulance or a larger transporting vehicle was requested by the officers on the scene. Mysteriously, of all the video/crime scene footage I’ve observed thus far, those minutes relevant to preparing the suspect for transport are undocumented/unaccounted for at this time.
The officer’s knee on the suspects neck, as horrible as it appeared on video, did not restrict blood flow to Floyd’s brain nor was Floyd suffocated to death; Floyd suffered from physiological distress due to medical problems complicated/exacerbated by his weight restricting his breathing while lying face down. The officers had no knowledge of Floyd’s poor physiological health – how could they? Police officers cannot be expected to know the general health condition of the suspects they routinely arrest. There are policies governing the transport of handcuffed suspects lying prone face down due to fears of positional asphyxiation but I am not aware of a policy that governs restraining a suspect face down on a crime scene for cause. If one exists relevant to this jurisdiction, that will be taken into consideration by the State prosecutor…a liberal Democrat. If the officer who is currently charged with 3rd-degree murder is convicted of anything more serious than involuntary manslaughter, justice will have been perverted and the officer unjustly convicted, railroaded, retaliated against.
These officers will be railroaded, their lives destroyed for the sake of Political Correctness and to satiate the Democrat Party race baiters and MSM hate mongers, but the Black community in America is their own worst enemy. The Democrat Party has always been the Party of racism, slavery, bigotry, divisiveness, and the Black community in America has never understood the truism that they’ve been prostituted for their vote by abortionist bloody, sexually perverse Democrats for 140-years. The Democrat Party allows the Black community to suckle the Government nipple in exchange for their vote as the Plantation of the 1800’s is now the inner city slums of Democrat controlled Municipalities. The lying and deceptive Democrats have done NOTHING for the Black community in over 100-years but Blacks continue to whore them self to Democrat race baiters in exchange for welfare checks and Affirmative Action mandates – receiving benefits for that which was not earned.
The Black community in America has no one to blame for their plight of racism but them self. As a Police Officer, some of the most prolific hate and prejudice I observed in my 31-years emanated from the Black male and Black female who erroneously believe they were owed something due to the color of their skin. During my 31-yrs of policing, no race of individual was more regularly involved in unconscionable violence, rape, murder, theft, running from/resisting the police, than the Black male suspect.
Until the Black community learns to respect them self; respect the rule of law; respect and love their neighbor; respect the family unit; respect God…there will never be racial harmony in America. You cannot have peace and unity with a people group who have no respect for them self, their neighbor, their community, sustainable societal norms, mores, ethics. Never.
BTW: The “Southern Strategy” is a Democrat hoax promulgated by lying Democrats who are ashamed of their racist history.