Massive displays depicting George Floyd have been erected in various locations throughout the country following his death.
In New Jersey, for example, liberals erected a 700 lb. statue of George Floyd.
Floyd’s death re-ignited the Black Lives Matter movement, which resulted in widespread violence in the name of social justice, police reform measures, the removal of Confederate statues, and even the removal of “racist” professional sports team names.
Political commentator Candace Owens responded to the numerous murals and statues of Floyd by saying, “The fact that he has been held up as a martyr sickens me.”
“We shouldn’t be buying T-shirts with his name on it,” she said. “He was a violent criminal.”
Owens alleged that Floyd was high at the time of his death and pointed to his criminal history. Floyd’s criminal past included spent five years behind bars for robbery and assault. Owens referred to an incident when George Floyd allegedly brutally beat and robbed a pregnant woman in her own home.
“Everyone is pretending that this man lived a heroic lifestyle,” she continued. “We are embarrassing in that regard.”
“George Floyd was not an amazing person,” she added. “George Floyd is being upheld as an amazing human being.”
“George Floyd was not a good person,” Owens continues. “I don’t care who wants to spin that.”
“Nobody wants to tell the truth in black America. Our biggest problem is us,” she added. “I have no apologies to make. George Floyd is not my martyr. He can be yours.”
Now we’ve learned that a statue that featured a bronze bust of George Floyd was defaced with a gray, water-based paint.
Detective Frances Sammon of New York Police Department told CNN, “There’s video footage police were able to ascertain.”
“They show a male ducking down under one of the statues,” he continued.
“He then mixes something together, and, as he skates away, he throws a container of paint at the statue.”
“They went to the hardware and bought supplies out of their own pockets,” he told CNN. “This is inspiring teamwork and support from the community.”
Volunteers Harmony Seaburg helped clean the statue and said the experience was “very emotional” for her.
“It was really hard to see this larger-than-life man like this,” Seaburg said.
“We’re trying to get all the paint off his face, but it’s very emotional.”
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Floyd became a household name on May 25, 2020, after he died following an attempted arrest by Minneapolis police officers. Ex-police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years for the murder of Floyd. As The Daily Wire reported, Chauvin is appealing his conviction:
Chauvin’s attorney filed a notice of appeal on Friday morning, Reuters reported, “arguing that the judge in his case abused his discretion and made multiple errors during the trial.”
“In his appeal, Chauvin plans to raise 14 separate issues, including Judge Peter Cahill’s decision to deny Chauvin’s request to move the trial out of Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis, because of the intense pretrial publicity,” the report noted.
The former officer is arguing that the judge “improperly denied requests to grant him a new trial, sequester the jury during trial and disqualify ‘clearly biased’ potential jurors during jury selection,” adding that Judge Peter Cahill “erred in permitting prosecutors to add a third-degree murder charge shortly before trial and in concluding that the man who had been with Floyd on the day of his arrest could not be forced to testify.”