Girlfriend Of George Floyd Speaks About Their Drug Use | MSNBC

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Courteney Ross, the girlfriend of George Floyd, testified that as a couple they both suffered from opioid addictions after being prescribed drugs for "chronic pain." Ross openly said that addiction is a "lifelong struggle," but she and Floyd had been working on it together. Aired on 04/01/2021.
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Girlfriend Of George Floyd Speaks About Their Drug Use | MSNBC

89 Comments on "Girlfriend Of George Floyd Speaks About Their Drug Use | MSNBC"

  1. Linda Elmore | April 1, 2021 at 1:39 PM | Reply

    They did not find drug use to be the cause of death. Deflection to try to make people feel the victim somehow deserved his fate.

    • @Ronald Miller Lethal dose of fentanyl is 2 MILLIGRAMS, *not* 2 ng/mL, which is 2 *NANOGRAMS per mL of blood. You are confusing units of weight with blood concentration units.

    • @Swadaeel BS he was saying I can’t breathe from within his car before police had laid a finger on him. He brought his own death on himself.

    • Tacitus Talks | April 1, 2021 at 7:35 PM | Reply

      @Censorship Is real with meth. DO a google search on the effects of having those 2 drugs in your system.

    • Ronald Miller | April 1, 2021 at 9:00 PM | Reply

      @Mike Bond 🤷‍♂️

    • @Smith Smith Not true. I’ve gone through the full bodycam video and a transcript of it. He never says “I can’t breathe” until well after he’s left his car and they’re trying to get him into the squad car.

  2. Poor lady. My heart goes out to her. Her and George’s drug habits are only pertinent to how quickly he might die from hypoxia. But as a prior poster has pointed out, he was breathing fine prior to the knee on his neck. Most folk struggle to fake suffocation.

    • Loveisthe answer | April 1, 2021 at 5:19 PM | Reply

      @Rick McCargar I just saw medical evidence suggesting he die at the scene. I told you a good lawyer will see the chain of causation start with knee and keeping consistent. I want to have a debate with you but you are a clear denial or you know the truth. You are just being sinical. Case closed, I think it will be manslaughter unfortunately.

    • @Loveisthe answer f

    • Loveisthe answer | April 1, 2021 at 6:33 PM | Reply

      @Lori Jones Hi Lori. You just put a f. Is that all?

    • TheColombiano89 | April 1, 2021 at 7:08 PM | Reply

      Did you watch the video? He was complaining the entire time

    • Jasse Walton | April 1, 2021 at 9:31 PM | Reply

      Plus Floyd was down on the ground with his hands cuffed. Exactly why did four burly policeman need additional force?

  3. Erica Farrar | April 1, 2021 at 1:47 PM | Reply

    Unless he was using drugs in front of the police, why tf are we talking about this? I’m so tired of the Victim being put on trial. That man didn’t deserve to die in the street by someone that’s paid to serve and Protect.

  4. Cedric Richardson Sr | April 1, 2021 at 1:49 PM | Reply

    The officer pressing down on the neck with hands in pocket must be on drugs

  5. Jan Van Besouw | April 1, 2021 at 1:49 PM | Reply

    A person that dies from a overdose of opiods is not screaming, fighting, asking for his mom.

    They just fade.
    Silently sleeping.

  6. Suffocating someone for over 9 minutes until they have seizures and die makes you a murderer no matter what Floyd did…

    • Billie Jean Williams | April 1, 2021 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      @sir mister Who cares if he was flapping around on the ground an hour saying “I can’t breathe” an hour before the police reached the scene? Later on you see him in cuffs with a knee on his neck applying pressure to his jugular vein and wind pipe depriving his brain of oxygen and adding stress to his heart. Shortly after he dies…

    • @Billie Jean Williams see, this is where you are having problems. the windpipe is in the front of his neck unibstructed by the knee. if the windpipe was blocked he couldnt talk. the jugular vein is also cloer to the front of the neck. if chauvin was on his jugular or more likely what you mean, the carotid artery, then Floyd would have passed out much sooner, under a minute perhaps. does this help you rethink your stance at all?

    • Billie Jean Williams | April 1, 2021 at 10:31 PM | Reply

      @sir mister No. Because any pressure to applied to the neck with a knee would apply pressure to to both the wind pipe and the jugular vein (excuse my slang hun, I am sure you made sure too do some research which is GREAT!), with movement and struggling even with applied pressure, to both, a victim can still force out noises, and even audible words. see this is where you are having problems, this struggle causes strain on the victims heart, either way you look at it that applied pressure (on an individual in handcuffs mind you) could and in this particular case DID result in death or murder, depending on the jury. The cause of death can even be determined to be cardiac arrest. That knee on the victims neck puts chauvin in bad situation, between a knee and a hard space so to speak. Puns intended. So again no, my stance has not changed.

    • @Dan Carver He was handcuffed so how could he be acting violently? You’re crazy.

    • @Leo Diaz Is that the reason why the police had his knee in his neck? If not why are you bringing up something that doesn’t matter.

  7. Rational_ Mind | April 1, 2021 at 1:56 PM | Reply

    “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever”
    George Orwell – 1984

    • “..there is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a week-end, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon…”
      – Brave New World

  8. LiseLotte Divelli | April 1, 2021 at 1:56 PM | Reply

    Making Floyd the bad guy still doesnt justify him getting killed.

    • Thomas Armsworthy Jr | April 1, 2021 at 5:12 PM | Reply

      The people are portraying Floyd as black jesus or black Moses the way they are carrying on.he is a thug

    • Ginger Miller | April 1, 2021 at 5:37 PM | Reply

      @Thomas Armsworthy Jr YOU are a hate filled CREEP. People are portraying George Floyd as a HUMAN BEING not deserving of what this killer did to him. Maybe YOU would like to see how it feel??? Wanna volunteer? I thought not.

    • Tacitus Talks | April 1, 2021 at 7:27 PM | Reply

      @Chiquita GoneBananaz which makes it tragic. I watched the entire arrest, full hour. Had he complied, he’d be alive. Enough blame to go around, but it isn’t murder.

    • Exactly

    • I agree! Floyed was completely suffocating from that man who put pressure on his neck

  9. The drugs used has nothing to do with his death

  10. Cheryl R Leigh | April 1, 2021 at 2:10 PM | Reply

    While his lynching had little to do with his addiction; it was necessary to reveal as it will be used by the defense to sully and malign his character.

  11. As a Florida man, I have witnessed meth users get arrested without ending in this tragedy. The defense is just gross, and gives a bad name to competent officers across the country.

    • Johnny Lawrence | April 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM | Reply

      1) LETHAL AMOUNT OF FENTENYL.
      2) METH.
      3) WEED
      4) CIGARETTES
      5) A YEAR PRIOR ARRESTED WITH CRACK COCAINE.
      6) SEVERE HEART DISEASE.
      7) SICKLE CELL ANEMIA
      8) CLOGGED ARTERIES.
      9) CORONAVIRUS
      10) STATES HE CAN’T BREATHE WHILE STANDING UP.
      11) NO DAMAGE TO HIS NECK.
      12) MINOR SCRAPES TO HIS FACE.
      13) NO SIGNS OF STRANGULATION.
      14) FENTENYL AND METH PILLS FOUND WITH FLOYD’S DNA IN THE BACK OF THE POLICE CAR.
      15) KNEE RESTRAINTS 100% LEGAL AND TRAINED.
      16) FLOYD TALKING NORMALLY ON THE GROUND.
      17) OFFICERS KNEE NO WHERE NEAR THE WINDPIPE AS FLOYD IS ON HIS SIDE/STOMACH FACING THE VEHICLE WITH HIS BACK TO CHAUVIN.
      18) 2019 BODY CAM ARREST SHOWS FLOYD ACTING THE EXACT SAME WAY CAUSING OFFICER TO PULL HIS GUN.
      19) Almost forgot… High blood pressure.

    • Johnny Lawrence | April 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM | Reply

      The estimated lethal dose of fentanyl in humans is 2 mg. The recommended serum concentration for analgesia is 1–2 ng/ml and for anaesthesia it is 10–20 ng/ml. Blood concentrations of approximately 7 ng/ml or greater have been associated with fatalities where poly-substance use was involved.

      FENTENAYL FLOYD- 11NG.
      METH- 19NG.

      AKA a SPEEDBALL.

      Respiratory failure is particularly likely with speedballs because the
      effects of stimulants wear off far more quickly than the effects of
      opioids.
       For example, fatal slowing of the breathing can occur when the
      stimulating cocaine wears off and the full effects of the heroin are
      felt on their own.

      🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • @Johnny Lawrence who pays you to spread this hate

    • Shipwrecked Island | April 1, 2021 at 5:32 PM | Reply

      @Johnny Lawrence 0

    • Johnny Lawrence | April 1, 2021 at 6:16 PM | Reply

      @Krazynation LOGIC. BUT YOU KEEP WATCHING 4 MINUTES OF HOURS OF TRIAL MSDNC EDITS. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  12. This poor woman! 💔 So brave. Addiction is a terrible disease.

  13. Heather Stahlnecker | April 1, 2021 at 2:38 PM | Reply

    Love and Strength to her.

  14. Hector Drake | April 1, 2021 at 2:40 PM | Reply

    If they thought that may be a strong point for the defense I have a feeling they miscalculated.

    • @Bluntly I wonder how being suffocated makes you feel…..

    • @Hector Drake so the cops knee somehow made him say he can’t breath before he was even put on the ground or a knee was even placed on his neck?

      Why couldn’t he breath when he was standing? Drugs…..

    • @mdo686 i wouldn’t know how it would feel being suffocated from an overdose due to my lungs failing….because…. I dont do drugs.

      But I would imagine its not very pleasant.

    • I guess the old standbys aren’t holding up any more.

    • @Hector Drake i think the largest point was she said floyd had previously been foaming at the mouth after taking drugs together. and at the scene he was seen swallowing drugs, foaming at the mouth, complaining he cant breathe. do you understand “beyond reasonable doubt”? this is the standard of law. there is obvious reasonable doubt that Floyd’s death was only a knee

  15. I lived with (and survived) an opioid addiction and never once did I expect law enforcement to pin me down and suffocate the life out of because I was a little hyped and over-talkative etc etc etc. Also…I’m Caucasian so I suppose I was never in any danger in the first place.🤔

    • I will survive No matter what | April 1, 2021 at 5:22 PM | Reply

      @bjkarana at the end of the day regardless of his drug addiction that knee to the neck didn’t help his condition and that can’t be denied

    • I will survive No matter what | April 1, 2021 at 5:24 PM | Reply

      @bjkarana at the end of the day regardless of his addiction that knee to the neck is what killed him

    • @I will survive No matter what how do you know that for sure? I’m a working scientist and I can’t watch a video and just _know_ something. If’ Chauvin is convicted on any or all counts, that’s fine by me, but it has to be after ALL the evidence is presented to a jury. (edit: typo)

    • @Charlie Bravo Echo FYI, Floyd’s past criminal history has no bearing on this case. There’s enough RELEVANT evidence here to throw doubts on the claims that Chauvin intentionally killed GF or that the knee to the neck was the only reason why GF died. GF was arrested for using a fake $20. period.

    • are you in danger of a syrian man shooting you in a store? because he shot 10 white people last week. what are you even talking about?

  16. Clevermore Mastodon | April 1, 2021 at 3:55 PM | Reply

    Let’s get Chauvin to kneel on the defense’s necks and see if they survive.

    • Landon Hernandez | April 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM | Reply

      They would because they’re not on drugs…. hopefully.

    • as an mma fighter this kneeling is not lethal. it does not block the airway or the bloodway. steven crowder performed it as well to check

  17. As the old saying goes, a dead person can’t defend themselves so unfortunately everything is fair game in court smfh..it’s truly disgusting

    • You guys be doing the same thing by painting Floyd as baby Jesus. He died from an overdose and his dealer plead the 5th today. In legal terms, this is a wrap.

    • @Oliver B No one is painting him as baby Jesus they are painting him as a human. I don’t care who is doing what they don’t deserve to die in the most inhuman way.

    • @Diane Well, reality says otherwise. In this world you do stupid things, you’re going to get stupid prizes. Didn’t you hear today’s testimony? it wasn’t the first time he overdosed or committed a crime. If anything, you should be going after his dealer for feeding him all those drugs. This world is not fair so the only chance to survive is to avoid doing stupid things.

  18. In the middle of reading Carl Hart’s new book about drugs, and this testimony really hits different. Really need to stop weaponizing drugs as a moral failing or to justify killing someone. That’s why they brought his gf up there, because they knew his defense was gonna lean into that false narrative

    • Thomas Armsworthy Jr | April 1, 2021 at 4:30 PM | Reply

      Floyd is being portrayed as black jesus or black Moses the way they carry on…floyd was a thug no $1400 stimulus for him

    • Lynne Erickson | April 1, 2021 at 5:32 PM | Reply

      yes anyone that knows anyone with an addiction, it is heartbreaking it does not mean the person has failed as a human nor are they trash, they most often struggle so hard and most of us know someone as we mature who was once intelligent, beautiful or successful and they succumb to the drugs or alchohol. People still stigmatize addicton and this is no excuse for being violent towards them or not helping them.

    • And that boot is delivered to your face courtesy of Jeff Bazos and friends.

  19. Iris Hewlett | April 1, 2021 at 6:29 PM | Reply

    The police cams introduced yesterday shows a different abgle. There’s more to the story that’s unfolding.

  20. Isn’t it interesting how the poor, ordinary folk are completely honest and direct with their testimony, but when rich politicians and rich people have to testify for anything, there is a huge song and dance that never answers the question? God bless this woman. Nobody deserves to lose their life for addiction or passing a counterfeit 20. Just can’t make that add up.

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