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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 05:07 PM

Has anyone ever examined the $20 bill

that George Floyd used and they said was allegedly counterfeit? I know legally it makes no difference legally in the trial at this point, I'm just wondering if the guy in the store had a legit reason to call the cops, or was Floyd merely guilty of shopping while black.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 05:10 PM

1. We should definitely do that, because counterfeiting is punishable by death.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 05:13 PM

2. It's a big secret. The reveal could damage either side.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 05:16 PM

3. It doesn't matter, and it wouldn't have been an instance of "shopping while black"

in that neighborhood because just about everybody is black. Cup Foods' clientele is mostly black or brown.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 05:25 PM

4. I don't think I ever heard that George was the one who passed that twenty.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 05:27 PM

5. That was why the police were called in the first place -

the store clerk said he'd tried to pay for something with a counterfeit $20. I never heard whether the bill was or wasn't counterfeit, not that it matters.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 05:32 PM

6. In a way it doesn't matter,

but it underlined the police were taking some extremely violent measures for someone merely accused of a non-violent crime.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 05:38 PM

8. For A Twenty!

It's not like he was buying a car with a suitcase full of fake Grants.
It was twenty freakin' bucks.
And, wouldn't it be quite unlikely that a guy who actually was counterfeiting, hung around until the cops showed up?
Even if the bill was fake, Floyd was a likely victim of counterfeiting and not a perpetrator.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 05:39 PM

10. Exactly. n/t

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 05:39 PM

9. The store clerk also said he thought Floyd was drunk,

so the $20 wasn't the only complaint. But nothing Floyd did - even if he was drunk or under the influence of drugs and did resist arrest, as the cops claimed - justified them placing him in an extreme and dangerous restraint for an extended period of time. The fact that bystanders and EMTs saw that Floyd couldn't breathe and were actually prevented by the cops from helping him makes it so much worse.

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