GOP Congressman Says Killing Of ‘Marijuana User’ George Floyd Doesn’t Deserve Protests

GOP Congressman Says Killing Of ‘Marijuana User’ George Floyd Doesn’t Deserve Protests

A congressman suggested on Tuesday that reports that George Floyd used marijuana and other drugs make his killing by police undeserving of the mass protests it has inspired nationwide. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) employed stigmatizing language, writing that media and Democrats “deifying druggie & thug for political gain is wrong.” “#GeorgeFloyd = armed robber (gun versus lady) + deadly cocaine, fetanyl [sic], methamphetamine, marijuana user,” he wrote. https://t.co/PFXfZLa6Pw Protesting excessive police force is a right. #FakeNewsMedia & #Socialist #Democrats deifying druggie & thug for political gain is wrong.#GeorgeFloyd = armed robber (gun versus lady) + deadly cocaine, fetanyl, methamphetamine, marijuana user. Hmmm. — Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) June 9, 2020 A toxicology report released from a medical examiner’s office did show Floyd had those substances in his system, but it made clear they were not the cause of his death. Instead, officials concluded Floyd died because a Minneapolis police officer suffocated him by pinning his knee to his neck for more than eight minutes. Brooks apparently believes there should be a litmus test for whose death is worth protesting, however, and people who consume drugs and are killed by widely condemned police violence don’t rise to his standard. Shaleen Title, a commissioner on the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission who stressed that she was speaking on her own behalf, told Marijuana Moment that “Rep. Brooks can keep his vile, racist opinions to himself.” “No one is interested in his 20th-century attempt to invoke scary-sounding drugs to vilify George Floyd, or to slow…

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