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What was George Floyd being arrested for? (P&R)

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17005points) 1 month ago

Why did it warrant death?

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SQUEEKY2's avatar

Supposedly passing a counterfeit $20 dollar that he might not have known was fake.

cookieman's avatar

He wasn’t initially. The police were called to investigate a fraud claim (bad check, counterfeit money). When they arrived, they went to Floyd (who was in or on his car) to question him.

josie's avatar

Passing counterfeit money.

It didn’t warrant death.

I think that’s the point.

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ucme's avatar

Essentially for being black!

canidmajor's avatar

From Wikipedia ”...Floyd, who was being arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit bill…” from this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_George_Floyd

KNOWITALL's avatar

A counterfeit 20.
Some of us were talking about this on another site. Many of us have used counterfeit money unknowingly and NEVER had the police called on us. They use their pen, tell you they can’t accept it. You take to your bank, they refund you and send fakes tp FBI local office. Done.
Supposedly it was store policy there, which seems odd for one twenty dollar bill.

canidmajor's avatar

When that happened to me a few years ago, the store confiscated the twenty, and I filled out a three question form. That was it.

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