A man with an agenda: George Floyd video downloaders
In December 2014, George Floyd was arrested in a carjacking at gunpoint in Florida, charged with first-degree robbery and aggravated assault.
The video-sharing site YouTube is notoriously stingy when it comes to paying users, so Floyd, who was unemployed at the time, was forced to work as a driver for a ride-hailing company.
When Floyd got caught up in a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of his passenger, he was arrested and charged with felony murder and felony aggravated assault, along with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
In January 2015, Floyd appeared in court on a motion to suppress the video that had sparked the arrest.
The Florida court rejected Floyd’s claim that the video was illegally obtained, saying the court found the video to be “indisputable.”
Floyd said he did not intend to share the video and that he was innocent of the charges.
The videos of Floyd’s arrest made headlines around the world, with the hashtag #PunishedGeorge trending on Twitter.
Floyd pleaded not guilty to the charges, and prosecutors dropped the charges against him.
But the videos that were leaked from his personal account and posted to the Internet by users who were upset by his arrest have gained attention in other countries, including Australia, where a court recently ordered the removal of videos featuring Floyd, and several European countries.
Australia’s Supreme Court upheld the removal order, calling it an “unreasonable and unreasonable interference with the freedom of expression.”
The videos were posted online after Floyd was sentenced in September.
Floyd’s case has been widely criticized in Australia and across the world.
A petition to the Australian Parliament, which was published on Tuesday, has attracted more than 7,000 signatures.
In response, Australian authorities said they are investigating the matter.
The Australian Federal Police said in a statement that they are aware of the petition, which includes allegations that Floyd used a social media platform to upload a video of his arrest, and that the AFP is in contact with Floyd’s legal team.
“We are currently investigating this matter,” the statement said.
In the U.S., the National Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence said it has been monitoring the case.
“This is the first we’ve heard of it,” NCCASV president and CEO Sharon Pomeranz said in an interview.
“If it is indeed a video, and not an article, it’s definitely a big deal.
This case is still under investigation, and it would be irresponsible to comment further.”
Floyd’s attorney, David Stoltenberg, said the petition was “totally unfounded.”
He said the videos posted on the Internet have been deleted, and there is no evidence that the videos were taken from Floyd’s personal account.
“I don’t know how they got it from him, but it could be from anywhere,” Stolvenberg said.
Floyd was released from jail in February, after serving a three-year sentence.
“He got out pretty quick,” Stultenberg said of Floyd.
“When he was released he was pretty upbeat about his situation.
It was a positive sign for him.”
Floyd has been living in California, where he is currently living with his wife, who is a legal resident of the state.