George Floyd had ‘violent criminal history’ says Minneapolis police union chief

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George Floyd had ‘violent criminal history’ says Minneapolis police union chief
George Floyd
George Floyd

(NEW YORK POST) — The head of the Minneapolis police union says George Floyd’s “violent criminal history” needs to be remembered and that the protests over his death are the work of a “terrorist movement.”

“What is not being told is the violent criminal history of George Floyd. The media will not air this,” police union president Bob Kroll told his members in a letter posted Monday on Twitter.

In this Monday, May 25, 2020, frame from video provided by Darnella Frazier, a Minneapolis officer kneels on the neck of a handcuffed man who was pleading that he could not breathe in Minneapolis. Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a George Floyd who died in police custody were fired Tuesday.

Floyd had landed five years behind bars in 2009 for an assault and robbery two years earlier, and before that, had been convicted of charges ranging from theft with a firearm to drugs, the Daily Mail reported.

Floyd died last week after a white cop kneeled on the 46-year-old black man’s neck for nearly 9 minutes, a shocking incident that was caught on video and is sparking widespread violent protests, including in New York City. Floyd had allegedly just tried to pass a phony $20 bill before he died.

Derek Chauvin

“This terrorist movement that is currently occurring was a long time build up which dates back years,” Kroll said in his letter of the protests, adding that some of his city’s issues exist because Minneapolis leaders have been “minimizing the size of our police force and diverting funds to community activists with an anti-police agenda.

“Our chief requested 400 more officers and was flatly denied any. This is what led to this record breaking riot,” he said.

The union chief vowed that his organization would help the cop accused of killing Floyd, now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin, and three other officers who were at the scene and are being investigated.

“I’ve worked with the four defense attorneys that are representing each of our four terminated individuals under criminal investigation, in addition with our labor attorneys to fight for their jobs. They were terminated without due process,” Kroll wrote.

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  1. Police knew he had a gun history during an attempted robbery where he served five years. Would you do any different, or would you just walk up to him and have a cup of coffee? I think not!

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  2. past has a lot to do with it. He was high on drugs and had a violent past...these were factors in how the police handles him and how he died. fentanyl was a factor in this death. fentanyl restricts breathing. The cop was a morn obviously but Floyd had a part in his own demise. no sympathy here!

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    • Everyone has a past. Everyone deserves to live. no one deserves to have the life choked out of them. This is also part of George's past. He evangelized and brought young people to Christ using his past as a way to bring others to faith. You are in no position to judge anyone. You, with your racist views, has already shown that you deem people unlike yourself unworthy of life. No one wants or needs your sympathy You're not God, You can't give anyone absolution. You're a moron commenting on something that is beyond your scope of understanding. Chauvin is a triple murderer who showed clearly that he is a sociopath. If he's convicted, he won't last long in jail. https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/may/george-floyd-ministry-houston-third-ward-church.html?visit_source=twitter&fbclid=IwAR0MK8JL-Es02h3zL2t5cNUbjycZn4lw5HXYShc_xi4MMo-6fIA7xiiAJnw

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  3. The union chief is very callous,he is intouch with their lawyers for wrongful termination,including chauvin...there is no doubt in my mind that the racism starts from their hierarchy and it filters down..what does Floyd,s past has to do with he was murdered with cold hearts?..same way they smeared Botham with no reason...those ppl are both blind and evil....the world is watching!

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    • He was known by the police as a person with a history of gun possession during a robbery. Would you think that there was no need to worry? I think not!

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