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Back in June I wrote about George Floyd’s death, the Minneapolis tragedy that set the ongoing Black Lives Matter / Antifa riots in motion. My piece was inspired by Rush Limbaugh’s appearance on the Black-interest morning radio show, “The Breakfast Club.”
Rush had expressed his outrage at Floyd’s apparent asphyxiation under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin. Host Lenard McKelvey (known as “Charlamagne Tha God”) had asked Rush why this incident so moved him, as compared with other police killings of Black men.
Rush’s answer was a bit vague…
“Because I’m fed up with it!”
In contrast, my blog comment was…
“Because it was clear.
“In other police killings, such as that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, there have been additional facts not immediately known, or other actions not captured on video. Things happen quickly in confrontational situations, and you usually can’t know what transpired before the camera was turned on, or what might have been revealed if viewed from a different angle.
“The Minneapolis incident had no such ambiguity about it.”
I was wrong.