The Democrat cultural establishment won’t be satisfied until they rewrite history so that George Washington is a villain and George Floyd a hero. Statues of George Floyd continue to go up while those of George Washington and other American heroes are torn down.
What did George Floyd do that made him a hero? Aside from robbing a Latino woman at gunpoint, he died of a drug overdose in such a way that the cultural establishment could contrive to falsely depict it as a killing and stage race riots as a mobilization for their radical revolution.
And as the revolution goes on, the woke Horst Wessel, who was as good of a man as the original Wessel, gets a new book.
Viking is pleased to announce His Name Is George Floyd, a landmark biography by two prizewinning Washington Post reporters, Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa. Executive Editor Ibrahim Ahmad at Viking acquired North American rights from Karen Brailsford and Todd Shuster at Aevitas Creative Management.
Placing his narrative within the larger context of America’s deeply troubled history of institutional racism, this new book will reveal how systemic racism shaped George Floyd’s life and legacy—from his family’s roots in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, to ongoing inequality in housing, education, health care, criminal justice, and policing—telling the singular story of how one man’s tragic experience brought about a global movement of change.
Maybe the Washington Post can pair it with a George Floyd song.
For the last time, the call to arms is sounded!
For the fight, we all stand prepared!
Already BLM banners fly over all streets.
The time of bondage will last but a little while now!
Developed out of The Washington Post’s award-winning six-part series “George Floyd’s America,” His Name Is George Floyd examines the Floyd family’s roots in slavery and sharecropping, the segregation of his Houston schools, the overpolicing of his communities, the devastating snares of the prison system, and his attempts to break free from drug dependence—putting today’s inequality into uniquely human terms. Drawing upon hundreds of interviews and extensive original reporting, Samuels and Olorunnipa offer a poignant exploration of George Floyd’s life and lasting impact, revealing how a man who simply wanted to breathe ended up touching the world.
Touching the world. Not to mention looting the world. But considering George Floyd’s history of crimes, it’s what he would have wanted.
Here, from the original Washington Post series, is how they cover or cover up his brutal robbery of a Latino woman.
State politicians shifted toward reform with bipartisan proposals during the early 2000s to mandate the creation of drug courts, reduce penalties for certain drug offenses, overhaul bail and end the practice of prosecuting possession of trace amounts of drugs as felonies.
Many of the changes came too late for Floyd, whose name is now on a package of criminal justice reform measures that state Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D), is helping to push in the legislature.
It is time we reform the criminal justice system to protect vicious thugs from going to prison for violent robberies.
A now-obsolete police tactic led to Floyd’s longest period of incarceration, following a violent robbery in August 2007. Aracely Henriquez was at her Houston home with her children when a man knocked on her door claiming to be from the water company. When she opened it, several men pushed her inside the home at gunpoint and pinned her on the couch.
“Where are the drugs? Where is the money?” Henriquez recalled the men screaming as they ransacked her kitchen cabinets, children’s closets and drawers. The men pistol-whipped Henriquez before realizing they had the wrong house and running out as quickly as they came in. Neighbors jotted down the license plate number of the getaway vehicle and passed it to police.
Henriquez said she could recall bits and pieces of the assailants’ faces in the chaos. The man who stood out most was the “big guy,” she said.
Three months later, Houston Police stopped that suspect vehicle and found Floyd — who stood 6 foot 6 — behind the wheel. It wasn’t his car, but he was arrested, indicted on aggravated robbery charges and faced up to 40 years in prison. Investigators brought photocopies of Floyd’s mug shot for a photo array to Henriquez to identify the man who put a gun to her abdomen.
“I don’t think I could forget that face,” she said in an interview with The Post.
In the report, police note that Henriquez “tentatively” identified Floyd in a photo array. It was her 7-year-old son — whose eyes were bathed in tears at the time of the robbery, his mother said — who positively identified Floyd by pointing him out in a spread of photos. This type of lineup no longer meets Houston Police standards, which changed to include a “double-blind” technique.
Brave 7-year-old boy identifies vicious thug who assaulted his mother. And the Washington Post’s takeaway is that it was wrong to lock up Floyd. I hope that boy, who is now a man, remains anonymous so the woke mob can’t cancel him for bringing down their hero.