George Floyd - Black Lives Matter Rally

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George Floyd is being pseudo-memorialized by liberals, moderates, and reasonable people all over socialist media. The memorializing is via tweets, memes, and other types of pointless virtue signaling. People who either never heard of or never care one tiny iota about the fate of Justine Damond are screaming for “justice for George”. Where was the justice for Justine Damond when she was gunned down by black, Muslim Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor? Are the same people memorializing George Floyd the people responsible for his death? I believe so.

The Double-Standard of Police Brutality.

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To refresh your memory, in July of 2017, Justine Damond called 9-1-1 to report a possible assault near her home. When Minneapolis Police arrived, Justine approached their car to respond as the complainant. Mohamed Noor drew his pistol and killed Justine. When a black cop executes a white woman, no American cities burn. No stores are looted. No police are shot and killed in ambush attacks. White American liberals took note and were satisfied that “justice had been served” when Noor was fired and then later convicted of 3rd Degree Murder.

What did the citizens of Minneapolis do in the wake of the Justine Damond murder? Did they demand the resignation of the Mayor, Chief of Police, and a complete overhaul of the department? Minneapolis played the shell game. The liberal Democrat Mayor allowed the diversity-hire female police chief, Janee Harteau, to resign and replaced her with a black chief. However, Democrat Socialists remained in charge of the city. Nothing truly changed.

Mohamed Noor was unfit to be a police officer. Two different psychiatrists stated that “he exhibited an inability to handle the stress of regular police work and an unwillingness to deal with people”. But Noor was kept on the force and on patrol because he was a celebrated diversity hire. The city could not admit that their poster boy was unfit to be a police officer. That would have been an embarrassment. What does this have to do with George Floyd? Standby and I’ll tell you.

George Floyd - Justine Damond and Mohamed Noor

Justine Damond, left, and Mohamed Noor, right. Photo courtesy of Duluth News Tribune

The History of Liberalism. Was George Floyd’s Death Preventable?

Since 1978, Minneapolis voters have been electing mayors from the Democrat Farm Labor Party. That’s a name that sounds wholesome and all-American but is far from it. The Democrat Farm Labor Party has as its ideological platform, Social Liberalism and Social Democracy. Democrat Socialists are the Big Government/Nanny State party. Inner-city black folks weren’t the ones who put the Socialists in charge of Minneapolis. White liberals are responsible as well. Liberals from academia, labor unions, and virtue signaling individuals chose the DFL candidates. Also, don’t forget the battalions of social justice malcontents that want the government to ban everything they don’t like. They have put socialist mayors in office for forty years.

Just whom do you suppose the City of Minneapolis was trying to appease by putting a Somali-immigrant on the police force? Certainly it was not white, Republican, Christian voters. It was their base.

We are now witnessing reports that there were 18 previous Internal Affairs complaints against the officer directly involved in the George Floyd arrest and death. The same white liberals that called for calm and wanted to allow the judicial system to ‘do its job’ regarding Mohamed Noor, now publicly endorse the massive street protests (read riots and looting) over Officer Chauvin. The same white liberals are all over socialist media with their virtue signalling nonsense.

Socialists Need Enforcers.

As a person who wore the badge and uniform of a police officer for two decades, I witnessed a disturbing trend in our nation. Particularly in our major metropolitan areas. No longer were officers on the street, not just allowed but, expected to make sound judgement calls.

When I was a police officer in Ohio, state law mandated that, if an officer was dispatched to a Domestic Violence call and chose not to make an arrest, the officer was required to state their reasoning. It had to be done in writing, on an official state form as to why no arrest was made. You might imagine that, rather than be put on the hot seat, most officers leaned toward arrest. It was the path of least resistance after all.

Social Democrats and their supporters want big government. To the liberal, the government is the answer to all social problems. “If only they were given more power.” When big city mayors want their arbitrary socialist policies to be enforced, do they go out and enforce them? Of course they don’t. That is why they have a cadre of policy enforcement officers. That’s how a man like George Floyd ends up dead.

Need I remind you that Eric Garner, a man who died in the custody of the NYPD, was not a robber, rapist or killer. No. Police approached Garner “on suspicion of selling single cigarettes without tax stamps”. You see, New York City has a massive tax on cigarettes. Garner’s crime was supposedly skirting the tax. NYPD was acting as tax policy enforcement officers when they arrested Garner. He subsequently died in their custody. Which political party has as their platform Big Taxes and Anti-Tobacco?

I’ll give you a hint. It’s the party that ends in rat.

George Floyd - Eric Garner

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Big Enough to Give you Everything.

“A government that is big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything that you have.”

Social Democrats come to power by promising to give and to punish. They promise to give you all the “benefits and programs” you desire and to punish those who engage in behavior you don’t like.

White liberals are complaining about the “heavy-handed police state” going on in big cities all across America. Just exactly which political party is in charge in Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Chicago? That’s right, the liberal, socialist Democrat Party. In fact, these are some of the areas most impacted by these injustices against the people.

This may be a shock to you, but the Chief of Police in any city answers directly to the Mayor and the City Council. The policies that are enforced and the law-breaking that is overlooked by police agencies are a direct result of who the mayor is and what their political agenda happens to be. This is no secret.

Arming the mayor with law enforcement officials bound to them before the constitution doesn’t work. We’re seeing that first-hand now. Our liberal Americans are even pushing for more of it daily.

White Liberals Killed George Floyd, Eric Garner, and Justine Damond.

It is white liberals, the same ones tripping over themselves to display outrage and demand justice, who created this problem. Moreover, they created heavy handed, big government situation wherein police officers find themselves the scapegoat. Are there bad cops in America? Of course. There are bad politicians, doctors, and lawyers too. However, no one is burning down cities over corrupt and power hungry mayors. These are the same Tinpot dictators that use the police as their policy enforcement troops.

White liberals created the cultural and moral ruins that are our big cities all across this land. They elect power hungry mayors, and governors. Then, feign shock and dismay when the heavy hand of big government causes the death of a citizen of color. Remember, no cities burned for Justine, a white woman. And I must reiterate, Eric Garner died over a cigarette tax. Can we let that sink in for a minute?

In the end, when the cities finish smoldering, thousands of small businesses will be newly bankrupt. Innumerable private citizens’ lives ruined. The white liberals will go right back to voting for Socialist Democrats who promise more control and more big government. The very source of the problem they are currently protesting.

That is the greatest hypocrisy of them all. Create a problem. Complain about the problem that you created. Then go right back to doing what you did to create the problem in the first place. In conclusion, it’s a ridiculously vicious cycle that we must break.

What’s the definition of insanity again?

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Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.