A Waukee School Board member who was born and raised in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso “demanded” a citizen stop speaking on Monday night during public comments. The board member, a person called Armel R Traore dit Nignan, was upset because the individual speaking called George Floyd a “thug.”
The citizen was expressing frustration with the district violating its own school policies. Waukee was also one of the metro school districts that had an educator caught on camera bragging about how it circumvents state law on teaching Critical Race Theory and other divisive concepts.
“You open the door and you’re advocating for partisan causes and selfish propaganda,” he said. “You don’t think that Black Lives Matter is partisan or controversial? For crying out loud, they demanded that we take down statutes of people like Abraham Lincoln and erect murals for thug George Floyd. They stoked racial animous for months and burned down cities. They went out of their way to tell people that we need to defund the police. That’s controversial. OK? And so is transgenderism. It’s controversial. It shouldn’t be in the schools. OK?”
At that point Armel interrupted the citizen.
“I find it extremely offensive to have a person come in here and attack George Floyd as a thug. He has nowhere been found to be a thug by law,” Armel said. “I demand this man to stop talking. It’s extremely offensive.”
The citizen reminded Armel they were in a public space where people can speak freely.
“You could do that without insulting or name-calling,” Armel said. “Do not name call. Just be careful. Watch your tone. Watch your tone and be careful.”
In the midst of the protests following George Floyd’s death, police union president Bob Kroll discussed the media not airing Floyd’s “violent criminal history.”
According to the Daily Mail, Floyd spent five years in prison in 2009 for an assault and robbery two years earlier. And, prior to that, he had been convicted of charges ranging from theft with a firearm to drugs.
For what it is worthy, Floyd was arrested a total of nine times, according to Snopes, which is not by any stretch a conservative website.
In the 2007 incident, Floyd was part of a group of individuals who committed aggravated robbery. According to the officers’ probable-cause statement, Floyd forced his way into the residence, placed a pistol against the victim’s abdomen and forced her into the living room.
Floyd then proceeded to search the residence while another armed suspect guarded the woman, who was struck in the head and side areas by this individual with his pistol after screaming for help.
Floyd was identified as the driver and the largest of the suspects.