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Newark Unveils Bronze Statue of George Floyd


In another move to appease the mob, the city of Newark unveiled this new memorial to George Floyd.

Violent groups like BLM and ANTIFA spent months recklessly destroying monuments and statues to the nation’s greatest heroes.

And they want to replace them with controversial figures like Floyd.

Regardless of your opinion of his tragic arrest, Floyd was clearly not the figure children should be idolizing.

But that’s the core of this cultural revolution playing out in front of our eyes.

It erases the country’s greatest pioneers and replaces them with criminals.

And the mob rewrites history with a grin on their face.

However, not everyone had a positive review of the 700 pound statue.

Paul Joseph Watson shared his take:

From Eyewitness News:

The city of Newark is paying tribute to George Floyd with a new statue in front of City Hall.

Mayor Ras Baraka, actor and filmmaker Leon Pickney and artist Stanley Watts unveiled the 700-pound bronze statue on Wednesday afternoon.

The statue was commissioned by Pickney, sculpted by Watts, and donated this week to the City of Newark

Floyd’s murder at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer last year fueled a global movement for racial justice.

“Hopefully when people walk by and they see it, and they participate, hopefully it inspires them to become active in the struggles that are happening right here in Newark and right here in New Jersey,” Baraka said.

The statue will remain outside City Hall for at least one year.

The ceremony also honored Juneteenth.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved African Americans of the Emancipation Proclamation and their freedom.
The Daily Wire shared this:
In a press release commemorating the statue, organizers wrote that “Mr. Floyd’s death elevated the Black Lives Matter movement, which has resulted in an international response, including protests, police reform measures, and the removal of Confederate statues from public parks and racist names from organizations.”

Conservatives, including The Daily Wire’s Candace Owens, have suggested that, while it is terrible that Floyd died and police should be held accountable for their actions, turning him into a martyr is not the best idea.

“The fact that he has been held up as a martyr sickens me. George Floyd was not a good person, I don’t care who wants to spin that. I don’t care how CNN wants to make you think he changed his life around,” Owens said in an interview with Glenn Beck last year. “He was just after his sixth or fifth stint in prison.”

In a later post on Twitter, Owens wrote:

Guess my message to little kids would be for them not to idolize men that:

Get high on fentanyl

Get high on meth

Use counterfeit bills

Shove guns into the stomaches of pregnant women while robbing them

Go to prison 5 times

What a truly horrible message I carry.

On April 20, 2021, a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd.

“The judge explained that third-degree murder requires proof Mr. Chauvin caused Mr. Floyd’s death by committing an eminently dangerous act that was highly likely to cause death and showed a reckless disregard for human life. To convict Mr. Chauvin of second-degree manslaughter, the jurors would need to conclude that culpable negligence and reckless actions by Mr. Chauvin caused Mr. Floyd’s death,” The Wall Street Journal reported at the time.

As The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo reported:

On May 25, Chauvin and three other officers arrested and detained Floyd after he allegedly gave counterfeit money at a convenience store. Following a struggle to get Floyd into the back of a police cruiser, viral video shows that Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck and back for nearly nine minutes to detain Floyd while awaiting paramedics.

Chauvin’s attorney Eric Nelson argued during the trial that Floyd’s drug use and bad heart were crucial factors in his death, and that Chauvin used reasonable force through an authorized prone hold. The Hennepin County medical examiner revealed that Floyd’s autopsy showed the deceased had potentially lethal levels of drugs in his system.

Chauvin’s attorney plans to appeal the verdict.


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