A Toronto Public Advocate Elijah Sommerz is one of many young Afrocentric cynosures to discuss the latest in the protests and unrest in Minnesota, of the killing of George Lloyd.
The moral of the story at hand
George Floyd, despite his criminal record, was gainfully employed during his time in Minnesota and had even worked as a security guard at the same nightclub as the police officer who is accused of killing him. He might not have been rich but he was working and supporting himself.
Many people fail to understand that unless the person personally manufactured the counterfeit money, they usually don’t know their money is not authentic. That is why special pens and machines were invented to detect counterfeit bills since the average person cannot detect any signs. It is highly unlikely given what has been printed about his life and employment history that George had the knowledge or skills necessary to manufacture counterfeit money, so he most likely was given the phony $20 during some other financial transaction and used it with good intentions.
Poverty had nothing to do with what happened to George Floyd. The owner of the store where the incident occurred now says he wishes the police were never called and has offered to pay for George’s funeral to make amends, although he didn’t cause George’s death. When he saw what Officer Chauvin was doing to George he told his employees to make sure someone was recording and to “call the police on the police”. Why? Because $20 is not worth someone’s life.
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