It isn’t entirely a “strawman on the right”, headlines were calling him a “gentle giant”. You can find many such websites just by googling “George Floyd gentle giant”.
It’s true that none of his actions warrant being killed over, equally his murder does not warrant the mass hysteria that followed with violent protests, statues being destroyed (and no they weren’t all confederate soldiers), stores being looted and even many innocent people being killed including David Dorn, a retired black cop. Did his life matter? Not to BLM.
The US has a population of ~330 million, ~43 million of which are black, millions of police interactions. The number of ALL people killed by police (white majority included) last year is around 1000 (that’s an average of 20 per state), only 240 are black, most are career criminals and people who are not cooperative with law enforcement. No evidence that any of them were killed for their race. The odds of this happening to you just minding your own business are pretty fucking slim.
Just like misogynists bringing up stories of a raped woman’s past ‘sexual escapades’, claiming they mean she deserved to get raped.
Not the same thing. Having a lot of sexual escapades isn’t a crime.
DUI is. The officers (particularly Chauvin) clearly used excessive force and they should be punished for that, equally George Floyd could have avoided the whole thing by not being high while driving around town. That is what ultimately turned things deadly, not some supposedly fake bill (and yes they knew he was high or at least drunk because that’s what the store clerk reported in his 911 call). It’s still an injustice, Epstein’s “suicide” was also an injustice, every single kill by Dexter Morgan (if such a person existed in real life) is an injustice, arguably the way Gadaffi was killed was an injustice (if you believe he could have been taken alive), you can condemn such actions but don’t ask me to feel particularly sorry over them or lose sleep over. You know what they say, live by the sword, die by the sword.
Oh and DUI kills 10 times more people than cops do by the way. But I’m supposed to be scared a cop will randomly kill me while I’m minding my own business, yeah right. The US police could probably learn a lot from European police, but this mass hysteria isn’t gonna achieve anything.