We need a statue for George Floyd, model citizen of the left

“His legacy is the rich promise of social reform.”

And this is what we should put on the monument, all taken from Wikipedia.

Between 1997 and 2005, he was convicted of eight crimes; in 2009, he accepted a plea bargain for a 2007 aggravated robbery, serving four years in prison. In 2014, he moved to the Minneapolis area, finding work as a truck driver and a bouncer. In 2020, he lost his security job during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Floyd had five children, including two daughters (ages 6 and 22) in Houston and an adult son in Bryan, Texas. [No mention of a wife.] A former partner lives in Houston with his youngest daughter. He also had two grandchildren. GoFundMe account to defray Floyd’s funeral costs and benefit his family broke the site’s record for number of individual donations.

On May 25, 2020, Floyd was arrested after allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a grocery store in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. He died after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes during the arrest.

The Economist, which made Floyd its June 13 cover story, said that “His legacy is the rich promise of social reform.”

You might also be interested in going to the link describing “white”. We live in crazy times.

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15 Responses to We need a statue for George Floyd, model citizen of the left

  1. Ziffchips

    So? Regardless of any of this no one should be held down by their throat until they die by an instrument of the executive branch of government. The end.

  2. Geriatric Mayfly

    ‘This day you will be with Me in Paradise.” The better alternative is an Economist or Time cover story.

  3. Roger

    You might also be interested in going to the link describing “white”. We live in crazy times.

    A time where 2+2=4 is regarded as a racial construct in some quarters and curricula are revised accordingly.

    You might not want to fly on a plane/drive a car/live in a building designed by people educated thus.

  4. Robbo

    George Floyd is the best example of the worst they have in the USA. A nasty vicious long time criminal is now being held up as a hero. God help America because a good section of its population certainly won’t.

  5. Rob MW

    Regardless of any of this no one should be held down by their throat until they die by an instrument of the executive branch of government.

    Lol………… bit of overplay there amigo. The Democrat mayor (Jacob Frey) of the city (Minneapolis) would be the head of your particular, shark shit level, executive branch who trained and employed that police officer. The Democrat Governor (Tim Walz) would normally be the head of the executive branch for that State (Minnesota). Yeah, fuck the executive branch Democrats, fucking murdering Marxists. The end.

    Do you have another point to make mate ?

  6. And virus ridden elderly shouldn’t be forced back into aged care facilities thus infecting and killing large numbers of helpless elderly. The end.

  7. Professor Fred Lenin

    If Floyd had been a drugged put convicted home invade white gunman out of his head on a cocktail of illegal drugs who died resisting arrest would the racists and communists erect a statueto him ?

  8. Hay Stockard

    Build a statue of him. Something for the non fascists to vandalise and tear down.

  9. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Steve Kates’ piece:

    “Between 1997 and 2005, he was convicted of eight crimes; in 2009, he accepted a plea bargain for a 2007 aggravated robbery, serving four years in prison.”

    The subject was sent to gaol at least 5 times in the past 20 years, for periods of 5 years, 10 months, 8 months, a month and others (detailed records from the ’90s not found, Harris County court records were readily available on the internet a month ago) mostly for violent crime, robbery at gunpoint and drug dealing.

  10. NoFixedAddress

    Justine Damond

  11. Damon

    Justine Damond. Yeah, a white woman who called the cops, and was shot dead, in her nightdress, by a black Minneapolis policeman. Reaction – yawn.

  12. Jannie

    Not sure about the statue, but i would donate to the plaque with Floyd’s CV etched in bronze.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    Betcha someone in Australia will put up a statue of Dylan Voller.

  14. Just Passing By

    Jannie
    #3510431, posted on July 12, 2020 at 1:37 am
    Not sure about the statue, but i would donate to the plaque with Floyd’s CV etched in bronze.

    Idk. A big bronze statue of Flyd with a gun in a pregnant woman’s stomach (arrested 2007, Texas) would be quite a statement.

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