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The George Floyd documentary

Featured image Minnesota became the center of the universe in connection with the death of George Floyd on May 25. The death of Mr. Floyd and the leftist lawlessness that permeates the Twin Cities combined to produce the sorriest year in the state’s history. Governor Walz’s rule by edict since March 25 has compounded it. John and I have both noted former prosecutor George Parry’s contrarian take on the death of Mr. »

Inside the Free State of George Floyd

Featured image The degradation and decline of the city of Minneapolis proceed apace. 5 Eyewitness News has posted the report by Jay Kolls (video below) from inside the city’s “autonomous zone,” a/k/a the Free State of George Floyd. Whatever you do, you don’t want to be in need of police help in the Free State of George Floyd — Marcia Howard to the contrary notwithstanding. Compare and contrast Kolls’s report with the »

What Killed George Floyd?

Featured image Evidence from George Floyd’s autopsy, the toxicology report that accompanies the autopsy, and the 19 minutes or so of video of his arrest make it reasonably clear that Floyd died from a fentanyl overdose; or, at a bare minimum, that an overdose was the principal cause of his death. Last night, on the Dan Proft Show, I interviewed former state and federal prosecutor George Parry, who at one time headed »

Who Killed George Floyd?

Featured image The alleged “murder” of George Floyd by Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin triggered the riots, looting and arson that have dominated the Summer months. That Floyd was murdered by the Minneapolis Police Department is an article of faith on the left and on many precincts of the right. But is it true? Floyd’s case became internationally famous because of cell phone video that showed him slowly becoming unconscious while a police »

Who killed George Floyd? cont’d

Featured image We noted former prosecutor George Parry’s contrarian take on the death of George Floyd in “Who Killed George Floyd?” Mr. Parry now continues his examination of the evidence in “Chauvin, Lane, Kueng, and Thao: The George Floyd Fall Guys” at the American Spectator and here with a prefatory note at Knowledge Is Good. In his prefatory note he writes: “Floyd’s fentanyl intoxication combined with his severe coronary artery disease, extreme »

Who killed George Floyd?

Featured image In the court of public opinion, Derek Chauvin and the three other Minneapolis police officers who detained George Floyd have already been found guilty of murder. Indeed, jury foreman Tim Walz has delivered the verdict several times over. Former state and federal prosecutor George Parry nevertheless disputes the verdict in his American Spectator column “Who killed George Floyd?” Mr. Parry has also just published the column at Knowledge Is Good »

A Nasty George Floyd Take

Featured image I thought I had seen it all when it comes to politicizing George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, but this is a new and particularly contemptible one: Floyd’s death was Israel’s fault. That is, according to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the body to which, unfortunately, my own congregation belongs. The ELCA is a relentlessly left-wing organization that survives because few Lutherans pay »

WaPo columnist: NFL owners chose knee on the neck for George Floyd

Featured image Colin Kaepernick is back in the public’s consciousness. Joe Lockhart, the former White House press secretary, says the Minnesota Vikings should offer him a job. That’s just what Minnesota and the Vikings need now — a quarterback controversy involving Kaepernick. But Lockhart’s suggestion seems wise compared to this column by Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post. She writes: Two knees. One protesting in the grass, one pressing on the back »

Medical Examiner: George Floyd Wasn’t Asphyxiated

Featured image From the first hours after George Floyd died on Lake Street in Minneapolis, the rush to convict the officers who took him into custody seemed unstoppable. The frenzy was fueled by a video of one of the officers kneeling on Floyd, seemingly on his throat, while the officers waited for an ambulance to arrive. Every politician in Minnesota (and elsewhere) denounced the video as “appalling,” “disgusting,” and so on, and »

The George Floyd killing in perspective

Featured image Daniel Horowitz writes: The act of the officer who placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes after he was completely neutralized and couldn’t move is obviously indefensible. As with every criminal act that leads to murder, he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. But why is it we never heard on the news about the endless trend of cop ambushes and executions at »

The Floyd case revisited

Featured image Roshini Rajkumar invited former prosecutor George Parry to discuss Parry’s take on the case of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd on WCCO News Talk’s Facebook page yesterday (video below). Roshini’s interview follows up on Parry’s American Spectator columns “Who killed George Floyd?” (August 7) and “The George Floyd fall guys” (August 13). The links go to Parry’s columns posted at Knowledge is »

Random thoughts on the Floyd case

Featured image Is it possible for any of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd to receive a fair trial? In Minneapolis? If not in Minneapolis, anywhere else in Minnesota? Is it possible that a Hennepin County jury won’t have the external effects of not guilty verdicts in mind when they retire to deliberate? I’ve had those questions in mind since expedited criminal charges were filed »

Body Cam Footage of Floyd’s Arrest Leaked

Featured image Someone leaked police body cam footage of George Floyd’s arrest to the Daily Mail. There are two videos, embedded below. Make of them what you will. To me, what is most striking is how crazy Floyd was from the beginning. The officers tried to get him out of the vehicle in which he was parked and into their squad car so they could take him to a police station and »

In the Floyd case

Featured image Thanks to the death of George Floyd in police custody on May 25, Minneapolis has served as ground zero in the cultural revolution. All four officers on the scene have been terminated from the force and charged in Floyd’s death. Former Nation of Islam hustler and current Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has been assigned the lead in the prosecution of the officers. Yesterday one of the charged officers — »

Walz then and now

Featured image While the Twin Cities were torched by BLM and other rioters following the death of George Floyd this past Memorial Day, Governor Tim Walz wrung his hands and bloviated in sympathy with the rioters. When things got hot he shifted the blame to others including the Minneapolis mayor (partly true) and alleged outsiders (mostly false). I posted videos of two of his press conferences here on June 1 while we »

A “Police Shooting” In Minneapolis [Updated]

Featured image Last night Minneapolis police officers exchanged gunfire with a suspect whom they had stopped in his vehicle, and the suspect, now identified as Dolal Idd, was killed. The incident immediately became national news. The New York Times was at first hopeful: A Minneapolis police officer shot and killed a man during a traffic stop on Wednesday evening, the first killing by a member of the department since George Floyd’s death »

Bill Gates recommends…

Featured image The worst book I have ever read is probably Ta-Nehesi Coates’s Between the World and Me. I wrote about Coates’s esteemed book for City Journal in “An updated racial hustle” and quoted enough of it that an intelligent reader can make his own assessment. Coate’s book, however, is more of a pamphlet than a book. It was published in miniature dimensions in hardcover so that it could be tricked out »