Harold W. Pease, Ph.D.
Special to Anza Valley Outlook
“What I’m saying is not any defense for Derek Chauvin. I hope Derek Chauvin gets the justice that he deserves” and his family also for the way that he died. But, “George Floyd is not my martyr. He may be yours,” Candace Owens, a black defender of liberty in a recent YouTube video, said.
As noted by honest observers, Bid Tech has turned radically left, blocking and removing anything outside the Democrat Party narrative. As private corporations, they have a legal right to do it, but as a monopoly of information in the public square, they do not. Before YouTube censors this video, from which the following originates and as they have done with some of her other videos, LibertyUnderFire defends Owen’s right to the public square.
Owens continued, “But I also am not going to accept the narrative that this is the best the black community has to offer. For whatever reason, it has become fashionable and despicable, for us, the last few years, to turn criminals into hero’s overnight.” And “I’m not going to play a part in it, no matter how much pressure comes from black liberals and black conservatives.”
Officer Derek Chauvin is portrayed by the media “as the devil that he is” and is not uplifted or defended by white Americans, “but George Floyd is being uplifted as an amazing human being,” which he is not. At the time of his arrest, he was high on fentanyl and methamphetamine, according to both autopsy reports. The 911 police call transcript calling for help “described somebody who was out of their mind high,” and that they were fearful of his behavior both during his attempt to use “a fake bill to purchase something” and thereafter until police arrived.
A clip of him placed in handcuffs and against the wall showed a white baggie falling from his body.
“The media is refusing to circulate it,” Owens said. “You can find it on Twitter if you use DuckDuckGo and look up, ‘George Floyd baggie.’ You can watch the clip yourself with your own eyes. He had drugs on him at the time of his arrest.”
So what else has the media not shared about Floyd. Apparently, he has been a felon for some time – at least five times, beginning in 1998 with “theft with a firearm.” For that he served 10 months. And again, eight months in 2004, “for a cocaine offense.” And again for cocaine, he served another 10 months in 2005. Another 10 months for cocaine in 2007.
But the event that convinced Owens most that Floyd was not a good person, most certainly not the outstanding citizen to have T-shirts made and distributed in his name as a pillar of society representing the black community was when he and five others forced entry into a black pregnant woman’s home to rob her.
“George Floyd took out a gun and pressed it to her stomach. She was screaming, begging for her life and he put her inside of her living room and instructed one of his criminal friends that was with him to watch her, and to make sure she didn’t leave the living room…while they ransacked your (her) home looking for drugs and money,” Owens said.
Finding neither, they ended up taking her wallet and cellphone. A neighbor, viewing some of the above, called in the license plate of the vehicle driven by Floyd, and he served a five-year sentence, his sixth, being released in 2014.
Owen’s was quick to note that even with a record people may deserve another chance. People make mistakes.
“But I do draw the line when it comes to second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth chances,” she said.
But Floyd was still breaking laws, dealing with counterfeiting, using fentanyl and methamphetamine when arrested in May 25, 2020.