Setting off a spate of inner-city riots and more than a few cases of arson in our national forests last summer, causing more than 2.2 billion dollars in property damage, was the death of horrible human being, George Floyd.
Floyd was a violent criminal who had not long ago put a pistol to a pregnant woman’s belly during a home invasion. Floyd’s blood tests showed that he had a “fatal level” of fentanyl in his system. He was lawfully detained by three officers of various ethnicities in Minneapolis after trying to pass a counterfeit bill.
Unfortunately for Floyd, but fortunate for the rest of society, Floyd succumbed to complications that arose from a combination of illegal drugs (the chief cause of death of fentanyl over-dose is asphyxiation), being COVID-19 positive, and Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee in his neck after he resisted arrest.
Live like a thug, die like a thug. It’s just another day in the cesspool of inner city America.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Americans marched while millions more raised their commie fists via social media, incensed that a criminal would come to a criminal’s end. Like with Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and so many other violent, felonious predators who lost battles with better-armed heros, Floyd was lifted up as a messiah figure by the left’s anarchist core.
Worshipping their Lord and Savior, George Floyd, Democrats in Washington wrote the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which would accomplish the following:
- Empower the Department of Justice to harrass local law enforcement agencies for not giving minority individuals a pass when they commit crimes
- Make cops go through Critical Theory infused “sensitivity training”
- Make it harder for cops to restrain violent suspects
Unsurprisingly, Montana’s Representative Matt Rosendale voted against the garbage legislation. This has Montana’s liberals incensed.
There were, however, two positive aspects to the bill. It would have prevented no-knock raids, the practice in which police don’t knock but instead breach a door and enter a home with guns drawn, often with flash-bangs thrown through windows. The practice has caused more than three-dozen deaths of innocent people, including at least one baby that was critically injurded when a flashbang went off in its crib.
Another good aspect of the bill was its prohibition of selling military equipment to law enforcement, such as Billings Police Department getting a military-grade attack helicopter earlier this year. Police are not military, and should not act like it. They are – and should remain – civilian law enforcement.
Nonetheless, a statesman shouldn’t vote for bad bills just because they have a few good qualities, and Rep. Rosendale did the right thing by opposing this horrendous attempt at changing America’s policing policies just because an over-dosed criminal bit the dust in Minneapolis.