DAILYKENN.com -- At 46, George Floyd was a good boy who spent much of his adult life committing crimes, serving prison time, and turning his life around.
According to reports, Floyd was convicted of a 2007 home invasion for which he served five years in prison. Although the media portrays him as an individual in the process of turning his life around, it was the crime of passing fake currency that resulted in being restrained by police.
Guided imagery of his restraint by a police officer fueled days of rioting. The reaction is probably due to inference-observation confusion, otherwise known as 'jumping to conclusions'. Viewers presumed Floyd's death resulted from unwarranted and excessive police abuse. A medical examiner, however determined his death was caused by underlying health issues. Meanwhile, the police officer video recorded holding Floyd on the pavement in Minneapolis has been charged with third-degree murder and is being held under suicide watch at a maximum security prison.
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The final straw for Floyd came after serving five years in prison in 2009 for aggravated assault stemming from a robbery in 2007 where he entered a woman’s home, pressed a gun into her stomach and searched the home for drugs and money, according to court records.
Floyd pleaded guilty to the robbery where another suspect posed as a worker for the local water department, wearing a blue uniform in an attempt to gain access to the woman’s home, according to the charging document.
But when the woman opened the door, she realized he was not with the water department and attempted to close the door, leading to a struggle.
At that time, a Ford Explorer pulled up to the home and five other males exited the car and went up to the front door.
The report states the largest of the group, who the victim later identified as Floyd, ‘forced his way inside the residence, placed a pistol against the complainant’s abdomen, and forced her into the living room area of the residence.
‘This large suspect then proceeded to search the residence while another armed suspect guarded the complainant, who was struck in the head and sides by this second armed suspect with his pistol while she screamed for help.’
Not finding any drugs or money at the house, the men took jewelry and the woman’s cell phone and fled in their car. A neighbor who witnessed the robbery took down the car’s license plate number.
Later, police tracked down the car and found Floyd behind the wheel. He was later identified by the woman as the large suspect who placed a gun against her stomach and forced her into her living room, the document states.
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