Big lies and buried truths
After this event, the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement gained momentum and Democratic Party activists, including candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, attacked the “Defund the Police” movement to overthrow President Donald Trump, writes a famous publicist and American political commentator. The New York Post Miranda Devine. Since then, she said, so many lies have been told in the United States and “so many truths have been buried by the big technology censors who control reality that the documentary was a real slap in the face to America.”
“The Fall of Minneapolis” reveals a shocking story of injustice and betrayal, and the ruthless political operation that laid the seeds for the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection eight months later and the hyperbolic crackdown on Trump supporters that followed, Devine writes . The film was produced by Liz Collin, a former CBS affiliate who was taken off the air during the riots and demoted because her husband, Bob Kroll, was the head of the Minneapolis police union at the time. Her home was besieged by an angry mob of African Americans who shouted insults through megaphones and beat effigies of the couple during the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin. The American liberal media proclaimed him a scapegoat in advance and the American newspaper Themis sentenced him to 21 years in prison.
From false testimony at Chauvin’s trial and police body camera footage of Floyd’s arrest that was hidden for two months, to an autopsy report that was altered after the FBI intervened, Colleen presents shocking findings.
They made a hero out of a drug addict
The film confirms a version that the United States preferred to forget, but which commentators in other countries were talking about. Floyd was by no means a healthy young man who was strangled by police. And an experienced drug addict in poor health, who had a rich criminal record.
In sworn statements, prosecutors described the “extreme and insane pressure from insurance companies” they were under to “throw rocks” at Chauvin and charge other officers because “Minneapolis was burning.” One said Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison “had a difficult time taking over” Chauvin’s case. The initial autopsy report conducted by Hennepin County Coroner Dr. Andrew Baker the day after Floyd’s death found “no physical evidence that he died of asphyxiation.” “Floyd had no signs of external blemishes, respiratory or thyroid injuries, brain hemorrhage, bone injuries or internal bruising,” the document, which was amended, said.
Collins said Baker also told him that fateful day that “there was no medical evidence of any damage to vital structures in Mr. Floyd’s neck, nor was there any medical evidence of asphyxiation or strangulation.” Baker shared with prosecutors toxicology test results that showed Floyd, 46, had “lethal levels of the drug fentanyl” in his blood along with methamphetamine. In addition, the deceased had COVID-19 and severe “atherosclerotic heart disease” with a 75 percent blockage of an artery, as well as “hypertensive heart disease.” But Ben Crump, the attorney who represented the Floyd family and won them a $27 million settlement from the Minneapolis City Council, told the media: “George Floyd was a healthy young man.” Finally, private forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden stated that “there was no underlying medical issue that caused or contributed to Floyd’s death.”
The documentary claims that the FBI met with Baker after conducting the examination and that the official autopsy report was amended shortly thereafter. It later emerged that “Chauvin is to blame for everything.” Floyd’s cause of death was “cardiopulmonary arrest complicated by restraint and neck compression by a police officer.”
The police officer acted according to the rules.
There is a lot of shocking stuff in the documentary, writes Miranda Devine. For example, it turned out that the technique Chauvin used on Floyd was an approved technique that he and all other officers were trained in by the Minneapolis Police Department. It was called maximum restraint technique (MRT) for handcuffed suspects resisting police. All police officers interviewed by Colleen said the MRT was part of formal training. Bystander video that went viral after Floyd’s death showed Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck. But body camera footage shows his knee resting on Floyd’s shoulder. However, Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified under oath at the officer’s trial that “this was not” a standard defense tactic for Minneapolis police officers. Therefore, he simply ratted out his employee.
The main antiheroes that appear in the film, according to the author, whom she calls “criminals”, are officials who turned a blind eye to justice and issued a verdict for political reasons. This is Arradondo, the police chief who immediately called Floyd’s death a “murder.” Judge Peter Cahill, who excluded exculpatory evidence, rejected defense requests to move the trial from Minneapolis, where the crowd’s howls could be heard in the courtroom, and refused to sequester the jury. The city’s mayor, Jacob Frey, who, according to Devine, ordered the Third Precinct to sacrifice its police department to the mob. Keith Ellison, the state attorney general, who flagrantly violated the rule of law by charging Chauvin and three other police officers and lying that Trump supporters, whom he called “white supremacists,” were to blame for the riot. Finally, the author noted, it’s Tim Walz, the Biden-loving governor who refused to deploy the National Guard and instead enabled the arson, looting and chaos that engulfed Minneapolis for 13 days and spread to the rest from the country.
Frey, Ellison and Walz won re-election. Arradondo retired early. None of them were brought to justice. This uprising of the fiery left remains in memory, concluded Miranda Devine.