George Floyd Per Wikipedia.

Below is Wikipedia’s assessment and history of George Floyd.  Before we get into the lionizing of George, let us recall another “great” black man.  Martin Luther King.  This writer read an amazing article on King in the Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO and now defunct) many years ago when there was a debate as to whether or not there should be a Martin Luther King Holiday.
In the article, it quoted from Ralph Abernathy’s historical recollections of the civil rights movement and his association as right hand man to King through all of it.  Abernathy made reference to King’s numerous unfaithful sexual dalliances with women other than his wife Coretta Scott King.  Well, so much for being a “Reverend”.  Speaking of “Reverend”, the article also pointed out that King was “ordained” a “Reverend” by his father – a little conflict of interest?  The article went on to document that King, who was tilted “Dr.” was guilty of plagiarizing over 50% of his “doctoral thesis”.  Additionally, black undercover F.B.I. agent Julia Brown observed King attending Communist Party meetings on numerous occasions.  Lastly, U.S. President John F. Kennedy and U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy both pleaded with King to stop associating with “known Communists”.  King ignored their appeals.  Keep in mind that Communists consider themselves as “scientific atheists”.
So, let’s see; a man who has a national holiday named after him, and which supplanted Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays which were relegated to “President’s Day”; that man was an adulterer, fake “Reverend” (atheist), plagiarist with an unearned “Doctorate”, and a Communist.  Wow, those are some credentials to be proud of for all Americans – Blacks and Whites alike!
Now, we need to know that George Floyd was a multiple felon who once held a pregnant black woman at gunpoint. He broke into her home with a gang of men and pointed a gun at her pregnant stomach. He terrorized the women in his community. He sired and abandoned multiple children, playing no part in their support or upbringing, failing one of the most basic tests of decency for a human being. He was a drug-addict and sometime drug-dealer, a swindler who preyed upon his honest and hard-working neighbors.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia a slightly more complimentary assessment:

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George Floyd
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Floyd in 2016
Born
George Perry Floyd Jr.

October 14, 1973[1]

Died  (aged 46)

Education South Florida Community College
Texas A&M University–Kingsville
Occupation Truck driver, security guard
Home town Houston, Texas, U.S.
Children 5
George Perry Floyd Jr. (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020) was an African-American man who was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020.
Floyd grew up in Houston, Texas. He excelled in football and played other sports throughout high school and college. At 6 ft 4 in his friends and family called him Perry, and characterized him as a “gentle giant”. A blue-collar worker, Floyd was also an early contributor to the development of Houston’s hip-hop scene. He was also a mentor and active in his religious community. Later he faced several arrests for theft and drug possession, in 2009 he made a plea deal for an armed robbery serving four years in prison.
In 2014, he moved to the Minneapolis, Minnesota area to find work both as a truck driver, and a bouncer. In 2020, he lost his security job because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He died after being arrested for allegedly using counterfeit money to buy cigarettes; during the arrest, Derek Chauvin, a police officer knelt on his neck and back for eight minutes and 46 seconds leading to his death. Events of his arrest, death, and the actions of the officers have led to international Black Lives Matter protests, calls for police reform, and legislation to address perceived racial inequalities.

Early life and education

Floyd was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and raised in Cuney Homes in the Third Ward of Houston, Texas.[2][3][4][5]
At Yates High School, Floyd played on the basketball team, and helped lead the football team to the Texas state championships; he graduated in 1993.[2][4][5] He attended South Florida Community College for two years and played on its basketball team.[6][7] He transferred to Texas A&M University–Kingsville, where he also played basketball, before dropping out.[5] Friends and family called him Perry, and characterized him as a “gentle giant”; he was 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) tall and weighed 223 pounds (101 kg).[8][9][10]

Career and later life

Floyd returned to Houston where he became an automotive customizer, and played club basketball.[5][11] Beginning in 1994 he also performed as a rapper using the stage name “Big Floyd” in the hip hop group Screwed Up Click.[5][12][13][14] Floyd has been called an early contributor to the development of Houston’s hip-hop scene.[5] He also was an informal community leader and mentor to young men in a Christian church community.[15]
After several arrests for theft and drug possession, Floyd was charged in 2007 with armed robbery in a home invasion which he committed with five other men; he agreed to a plea deal in 2009 and was sentenced to five years in prison.[2][16][17] He was paroled in 2013 after spending four years at the Diboll Unit.[5] After his release, he became involved with Resurrection Houston, a local ministry.[2]
In 2014, he moved to the Minneapolis, Minnesota area to find work, like some of his close friends had done.[18][19] He worked as a truck driver, and a bouncer, and lived in St. Louis Park.[3][5][20] In 2017, he filmed an anti–gun violence video.[2][9] In 2020, he lost his security job because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[21]

Personal life

Floyd had five children, including two daughters who reside in Houston, ages 6 and 22, and an adult son in Bryan, Texas.[22][23][24]

Death

On May 25, 2020, Floyd was arrested on a charge of passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a grocery store in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. According to the store clerk, the bill was an obvious fake and Floyd had refused to return the purchased cigarettes when challenged.[25]

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