A 19-year-old man was killed on Friday night after he was shot while attending a Detroit, Mich. rally related to the death of George Floyd following an encounter with a Minneapolis police officer.
He was shot and killed at 11:30 p.m. according to Detroit law enforcement in a drive-by shooting by an individual reportedly driving a Dodge Durango. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after.
Some video of the Detroit protests can be seen here:
downtown detroit protests pic.twitter.com/oOnQl865bf
— Ꮰ. (@jennihenniii) May 29, 2020
— shawna (@shawnaspiffy) May 30, 2020
— former child (@nelsthethird) May 30, 2020
#DetroitProtest officers just surged and tackled a woman to the ground, you can hear her screams as they push their knees into her backside. Her face appears bloodied as she's led by the cameras. pic.twitter.com/xBoMdebjf9
— Jessica Petrowitsch (@TheModLibrarian) May 30, 2020
The situation may get even worse if the police officer is ultimately exonerated, which may be the case after a medical examiner determined that the alleged choking did not likely cause Floyd’s death:
A medical examiner who examined the body of George Floyd, who was killed during an encounter with police earlier this month, has determined that there are “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”
“Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death,” the Hennepin County Medical Examiner determined in their report.
Floyd’s family has called for an independent autopsy of his body by a medical examiner to build the case against former Minneapolis Police Department Officer Derek Chauvin, the officer who appeared to hold his knee against the throat of Floyd during an encounter shortly before his death.
“We’ve just spoken recently with district attorney. We’re going to take custody back of George Floyd’s body, and we’re bringing in Dr. Michael Baden to perform an independent autopsy because we saw in the Eric Garner case and so many other cases where they have these people who work with the city come up with things that are such an illusion,” said family attorney Benjamin Crump, a prominent attorney known to take cases with racial implications.
“They’re going to have their own autopsy,” Crump said of Floyd’s relatives. “We’re not going to rely on this DA or this city to tell us the truth. We already saw the truth.”
Crump is inferring a possible conspiracy between law enforcement and the medical examiner in the hopes of getting Chauvin off from his criminal charges.
“We don’t want to begin to speculate about what their narrative is,” he said, cautioning it could be something like, “You didn’t know he had a heart condition?” or, “Oh, he had asthma.”
America embraced diversity and multiculturalism, and the chickens are coming home to roost as a result.
Minnesota Governor Asking President Trump to Declare Riots a Federal Disaster In Hope of Receiving Bailout Funds
Weren’t they peaceful protestors?
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is requesting that President Donald Trump declare the recent rounds of race riots in Minneapolis a federal emergency, so that the state may access federal bailout funds intended for communities affected by disasters.
Governor Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey largely stood by idly as race rioters destroyed and damaged more than 700 buildings in the riots, which occurred after the controversial death of George Floyd during a questionable arrest at the hands of the Minneapolis police department. The property damage from the widespread riots is estimated to range in the tens of millions, and Frey is already pushing a federal bailout to repair the damages enabled by his unwillingness to prevent criminality and support of the rioters’ “message.”
Governor Walz referenced the victims of the riots in a statement requesting the bailout, callously ignoring that the victims of the riots were not only victimized by criminal riots, but simply ignored in their hour of need by state and local officials unwilling to confront left-wing criminality in the name of “justice.”
“We’re asking our federal partners to step up and help our communities recover,” demanded Governor Walz. “We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives. Together, we will rebuild.”
The Governor’s estimate of property damage from the riots is considerably greater than what the mayor estimated, claiming that combined damages from the destruction could cost as much as $500 million.
In the new world of unabated criminality and violent destruction from vicious gangs in Democrat-controlled cities, Democrat officials will always be prepared to come cup in hand to American taxpayers with hopes of funding the repairs of the rioting that they enabled, allowed, and perhaps even tacitly supported. No responsibility or integrity.
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