The death of George Floyd has sparked months of rioting and looting across the country.
Everyone was disgusted by the footage of an officer on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes.
Now new footage of George Floyd could lead to even more violence.
The video of officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for an interminable eight minutes and forty-six seconds is impossible to forget.
Law enforcement experts and trained military personnel have all condemned Chauvin’s actions.
But what happened prior to that moment had been a giant mystery with several unanswered questions.
Some of those questions were answered when the Daily Mail leaked bodycam footage of the incident.
The arrest has been portrayed as a racist incident, but the latest footage shows police officers being relatively calm with Floyd for several minutes.
The two passengers with Floyd both complied with officer commands and had no trouble with the police.
However, Floyd appeared erratic and clearly under the influence.
He told police “I can’t breathe” while standing.
He also told the police he couldn’t sit in the back of a police car because he was claustrophobic and preferred to lie on the ground.
None of these actions excuse kneeling on his neck for nine minutes, but the video shows that the story is more complicated and nuanced.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, a flaming radical within the Democrat Party, overcharged the officers in the incident, which makes it much more likely they will receive an acquittal.
And since the general public has been conditioned to believe the case is open-and-shut racism, riots almost certainly will be rekindled.
The same thing happened in 1992 after police officers in the Rodney King incident were acquitted.
Los Angeles devolved into a war zone.
The King and Floyd cases are eerily similar; both drivers were imposing figures (King 6’4” and Floyd 6’6”) and were under the influence, both had passengers in the car who complied with commands, and both resisted arrest for several minutes before the police attacked them.
The main culprit in this is the corporate press.
Floyd has been beatified while the officers involved have been branded evil racists.
This narrative has gotten so out of control, at least 30 people have died as a result of the George Floyd protests, including young children.
The bodycam footage should’ve come out sooner like it did in the Rayshard Brooks incident in Atlanta.
But now it could be too late.
The narrative is so deeply ingrained and too much is riding on its endurance that the body cam footage will be predictably ignored.
The so-called mainstream media are creating conditions for another fuse to be lit.