(LifeSiteNews) — After the release of additional groundbreaking evidence in the notorious George Floyd case, conservative journalist Tucker Carlson declared the entire narrative to have been “a lie.”
Recently released court documents from an unrelated case in Hennepin County, Minnesota, reveal that there was evidence to support former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s innocence when being tried for the alleged murder of Floyd. However, presumably due to the pressure put on everyone involved to convict Chauvin, those details failed to reach the light of day.
The story revived the radical Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist movement, which used Floyd’s death as an example of police brutality and systemic racism in law enforcement. Floyd, a black man with a previous criminal record and history of drug abuse, was presented as a thoroughly innocent man who was arrested and ruthlessly murdered by a white cop.
Chauvin was convicted and sentenced to jail on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Evidence that Chauvin’s actions were beyond a reasonable response to the situation and that they played a major role in Floyd’s death was required for conviction.
Despite the former Minneapolis police officer being found guilty of all three charges and currently serving a 22-year jail sentence, new evidence now points to his actions not having led to Floyd’s death.
Carlson addressed the news in the October 20 installment of his show, which streams on X, and argued the new evidence suggests the entire narrative was false.
“Now, we’ve been told that happened,” he said, referring to the narrative that Floyd was murdered by Chauvin. “At this point, we’ve been told it so much that pretty much everybody seems to believe it.”
Ep. 32 You’ll be shocked to learn this, but it turns out the whole George Floyd story was a lie. pic.twitter.com/4vDXBStHf5
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 20, 2023
Carlson prefaced disclosure of the evidence by pointing out the “massive changes” permitted because of the widely accepted narrative, including “decriminalizing stealing, defunding the police, adding a new federal holiday to the calendar called Juneteenth” and “the ceasing of hiring all white men in corporate America.”
Carlson continued to say that Americans now “conclusively” know the answer to the question being asked — “did he actually murder George Floyd” — thanks to a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by Hennepin County prosecutor Amy Sweasy. In recent depositions made about the discrimination case, which was brought against Sweasy’s former employer, she recounted a conversation she had with Andrew Baker, the Hennepin County medical examiner.
“I called Dr. Baker early that morning [after Floyd’s death] to tell him about the case and to ask him if he would perform the autopsy on Mr. Floyd,” Sweasy said, according to the sworn testimony in the deposition. “He called me later in the day on that Tuesday and he told me that there were no medical findings that showed any injury to the vital structures of Mr. Floyd’s neck. There were no medical indications of asphyxia or strangulation.”
“In other words,” Carlson said. “George Floyd, according to the official autopsy, was not murdered. He died instead of what we used to call natural causes, which in his case would include decades of drug use, as well as the fatal concentration of fentanyl that was in his system on his final day … The medical examiner clearly understood that, in fact, articulated that.”
Sweasy further testified that Baker “said to me, ‘Amy, what happens when the actual evidence doesn’t match up with the public narrative that everyone’s already decided on? This is the kind of case that ends careers.”
“Everyone lied about it from the very beginning,” Carlson declared. “The people who knew the truth hid the truth and allowed the revolution to proceed. Now they’ve been exposed. Now we know the truth.”
On May 25, 2020, Floyd died while in police custody. He had just been arrested under suspicion of using counterfeit money and, while lying face down on the ground with officers securing him with handcuffs, Floyd repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe.” This became the widely circulated “evidence” that he was strangled by Chauvin, whose knee can be seen held behind Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes in bodycam footage.
The nation quite literally went up in flames as violent protests erupted across the country, demanding Chauvin be put behind bars and, in the case of BLM activists, a complete defunding of police. Since the time of the trial and verdict, questions have been raised as to whether Chauvin was doomed to jail from the start due to political pressures. Many also wondered along with Carlson why an overdose was not deemed as the ultimate cause of death from the dangerous amounts of drugs in Floyd’s system.