No evidence of strangulation

I’m not even remotely surprised by these preliminary findings, given that the position of the police officer’s knee rendered it impossible for him to cut off George Floyd’s air supply:

The criminal complaint filed against Chauvin, 44, cited that preliminary findings from a Tuesday autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner saw ‘no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation’.

‘Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease,’ said the complaint from the Hennepin County Attorney.

‘The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.’

The full medical examiner’s report is pending.

As always, remember that the one thing we can be absolutely certain did not happen is The Official Story/ Which, in this case, means Officer Chauvin did not kill George Floyd by kneeling on his neck, for starters. And we can already be highly confident that this coroner’s report means that Officer Chauvin will be found not guilty of third-degree murder, which suggests considerably more jogger violence will take place throughout the summer.

I don’t know about you, but I’m already looking back wistfully at the halcyon days of the Great Lockdown.