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George Floyd Case Refutes Claims of Racism

George Floyd Case Refutes Claims of Racism

Democrats and the media are ginning up their narratives of pandemic racism in America – especially in policing across the nation.  Oh … they say that the vast majority of police are honest hard-working men and women, but then they go on to attack them as a group.  They use the basic tool of prejudicial propaganda – negative stereotyping – to malign every person in a blue uniform. Democrats are using the People of Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin as proof of their contention – the case dealing with the killing of George Floyd.  But is it proof?

There are three police officers who were involved in the initial arrest of Floyd – two Caucasians and an Asian.  One of those officers was primarily responsible for the death of Floyd. That was the defendant in the current case, Derek Chauvin.

The first test to see if the Floyd case is taking place in a racist atmosphere, we need to first remind ourselves of what such cases looked like in the day of top-down Democrat racism in the old south.

What a racist environment really looks like

First off, it is unlikely that a white police officer would have even been arrested or indicted.  The only “trial” would be in the court-of-public-opinion, in which the politicians and the news media would have prosecuted the case against the victim.  “He got what he deserved,” was the mantra.

IF … and that is a big if — the officer was brought before a court of justice, his fate would be determined – actually pre-determined — by an all-White jury.  Animosity toward the victim would be ginned up by an unholy alliance between Democrat politicians and a supplicant news media.  (Hmmmm.  Sounds familiar.)  Any prosecution witness would be subjected to threats, beating and even death.  The officer would be quickly acquitted and elevated to a town hero.  Maybe even get him a public office.

If you think that last sentence is speculative hyperbole, then consider “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman.  As a young member of the Red Shirts in South Carolina, Ben summarily murdered four Black Union militia men AFTER the Civil War was over for years.  He not only confessed to his evil deed, but publicly bragged about it – using the “they got what they deserved” defense.

The murders gained Ben a lot of notoriety and public acclaim. So much so that the Democratic Party made him the Palmetto State’s governor and then United states senator.  At my last check, his statue still adorns the grounds of the State capitol.

That is what a racist environment looks like.  So, what is the comparison to today?

First of all, the three officers involved were arrested and charged expeditiously. And they were facing some of the most serious felony charges on the books.

There was a universal public outcry among all groups at what seemed like the wanton murder of a Black man –  by Republicans, Democrats, liberals, conservatives, young, old, Black, White.  The news media laid bare all the facts as they became known.  Chauvin faces a diverse jury, including Black Americans.  Every conceivable witness for the prosecution is being heard – including the predominantly Black witnesses at the scene.

Virtually all the information and analysis reported in the press are on the side of the prosecutors. They favor the Black victim over the White officer.  Black anchors, reporters, panelists, and contributors are doing much of the reporting and analyzing. (I raise that not as a criticism, but as a comparison to what a real racist environment looks like.)

The greatest criticism is leveled against the defense lawyer – accusing him of racist tropes.  Much of the media is accusing him of maligning the victim and trying to undermine the credibility of the prosecution witnesses.  Well folks … that is his job.  In America, every defendant has the right to legal counsel.  If this trial were in the days of Democrat segregation, the defense lawyer would be a hero after winning the case for the White defendant.  The defense team has an almost impossible task BECAUSE we are not a systemically racist nation.

So, what about the George Floyd case, itself.

This case will win or lose on the merits. This means the chance of an acquittal is between zero to none.  In view of the evidence, Chauvin has no more chance of getting off than the guy who killed 10 people in that grocery store. 

The George Floyd case should loom large to the Black community as evidence that – for the most part – the days of institutional racism are over in America.  America’s original sin of slavery and based on an alleged inferiority of the Negro culture may have lingered on in the old “solid Democrat Dixie” for another 100 years after the Civil War — and is still in recession in many of our major cities ruled over by anachronistic Democrat political machines.  But the evil of racism is not a characteristic or iconic trait of the vast, vast majority of the American people who live together in peace and harmony.

What we have in the Floyd trial is what so obviously appears to be a criminal act against a Black citizen by a White police officer.  But the color of their skins is inconsequential to the pursuit of justice.  Officer Chauvin does not personify the tens of thousands of police all across the nation any more than John Gotti personified all Italians.

Anyone believing in equal justice can see it – if they will –on display in the George Floyd case.  I am betting justice will prevail.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

13 Comments

  1. Ron

    He brought it on himself

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    • Era

      I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY ONE THING IN WHITE DEFENCE<
      What would say to a white lady that was born in America to a poor family of 11 dirt farmer, so poor they never was able to go to school. Worked beside blacks , tho we knew we were different and acsept it?
      We never complained neither did they I guess we all were so hungry and teird .
      What can we all gain from this now ? GOD IS WATCHING AND THE ONLY THING IS IMPORTANT IS WHERE WE GO AT DEATH !!

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  2. Michael

    I respect Mr. Horist’s experience of business and academic. But one thing he squandered the record: For more than a decade even the recorded tapes, VIDEOS, photos and living and dead historians can show you this country is AND MAINTAINS SYSTEMIC RACIST BY EVERY DOCUMENTARY OF 87 COUNTRIES AND THE LIVING CITIZESN OF THIS COUDNTRY. MR. Horist DODGED THIS ISSUE WITH INTENTINAL AND WILLFUL DECISON PATTERN.

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    • Hopiter

      Oh no, I found racism under a rock in my backyard, then it was sitting on the fences and the it attached itself to my car! You and all of you racists out there are making a huge critical thinking error by making racism a zero sum game. Yes I am referring to you arrogant race baiters who are pushing this on the public and the historically uneducated ignorant of history’s real truth on the matter. Here the error and tragedy of this nonsense, If your white you..can NEVER experience racism, if your white you are racist despite ever thinking or acting in a manner that is racist because your are born with it, every action in your Lilly white ass is and always will be racist and…..if your say your not racist then……..that’s the proof you really are racist
      As itCANNOT NE ESCAPED!

      You who support such and outlandish ideology are really the racist, supporting ideology that surely is intended to punish all who are light skinned. White people are pure evil and will always be guilty. Then….the dark skinned people can act, think or do anything they want to this group that looks differ than them because a white person truly deserves it. IT PAY BACK TIME…..GOODY!

      I guess if that’s how you want to raise your children to always see color, make dark skin victims of every implied, imagined or real problem they experience in life due to…NOT their decisions but due to that NASTY WHITE PERSON, it’s very sad, I will say it’s a rather good extortion ploy that has gained traction and supported by ideology that frankly is not American.

      I am ashamed that all the sacrifice and work done by both black and white to right wrongs years ago has been abandoned for this trash talk ideology. Now any black person does not need character or decent behavior under this type of supposedly righting a wrong.

      So, put up your proof on this more than a decade that maintains systemic racism of 87 countries. What are your sources, primary sources. Just because you state it does not make it true without documented references.
      Oh and don’t pull the….see see everything you wrote proves your an unabashed racist, even if you have black friends your trapped to it, you can never get out of it because you are by your very color racist. Good luck to you with your half full orientation to life then, because looking at life with this tainted tint will not make you free from your own bias.

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      • Lut

        White power!!!

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  3. Karma Singh

    Even calling this murder is a perversion of justice.
    Floyd died as a result of a weak heart combined with a drug overdose. Even if they had been able to get him to just sit in the police car, he may well have been dead from those causes before he was officially charged with the crimes for which he was being arrested.
    Chauvin may have used more than minimal force but there was no way that he could know that Floyd was in the process of dying from his drug overdose. There is certainly no way that he could bear any responsibility for the death which Floyd himself had caused just a short time before.

    The very most that Chauvin, in justice, could face is a disciplinary action for excessive use of force.

    Then we must look to all of the others involved and their conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

    Blessed be
    Karma Singh

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  4. terry thompson

    Floyd was a druggy who fought with police and had he done as instructed none of this would have happened.
    most of what happened was fuel for BLM to riot and kill

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  5. Lawrence Foster

    The Standard that should prevail is “reasonable doubt”. Is there a reasonable doubt that Floyd caused his own death with a level of fentanyl in his blood that was 3 times the fatal dose for most people, (not the “trace amounts” the Clueless Noise Network and NBC with PMS are claiming in their Fayk Newz broadcasts) as well as significant amounts of PCP? Is there reasonable doubt Chauvin acted illegally, using a restraint method he learned at the police academy, and which as of the date of Floyd’s death was still in the police operations manual?

    Sorry, all you “woke folks” who want to make Floyd a hero. He was a career criminal with a long record, including violent crimes, and a drug addict who was using at the time of his crime. Should we let Floyd go and commit other crimes? How is that justice for the black community, if we let black criminals terrorize them with no police intervention?

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  6. Jerry

    And, WHAT IS JUSTICE, in this trial? Is it what the jury decides the facts show, OR, is it he is quilts of a crime as has already been decided by the majority of the public, especially the black public.

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  7. bill

    live by drugs die by drugs !

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  8. Doug

    Floyd contracted the China virus at some point.

    So by the CDC’s own policy, as well as that practiced in Minnesota, he died of the Coronavirus.

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  9. George Manson

    Watch the whole video .Floyd was not murdered . Drug overdose and heart condition.

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  10. jboo7

    A trial under pressure is NOT a trial but an attack on Justice.
    Minneapolis is a Democrat run city (like 90% of the places where unarmed black people got killed),
    and officer Chauvin used a technique allowed and common under police laws (designed by Democrat President Biden).
    BLM was formed against VP Biden when! he declared, in Ferguson, that another killing by police was “lawful”.
    So, how come, the -definitely not the same- BLM turned a death in a Democrat city by Democrat law against a Republican Government?
    The only possible answer seems to be WITH LIES! WITH PROPAGANDA! WITH MORE LIES

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