The inmate accused of stabbing ex-Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin revealed to FBI investigators the potential motive behind the incident. Chauvin is at the moment going federal time within the killing of George Floyd again in 2020.

Ex-Mexican Mafia member John Turscak was recognized by Tuscon, Ariz. federal corrections officers as the one that attacked Chauvin the day after Thanksgiving leaving him with 22 stab wounds. Prosecutors say if the guards didn’t break up the altercation, Chauvin would’ve died. Based on the criminal complaint, Turscak informed FBI investigators Turscak had been thinking about the assault for a month previous to the incident.

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He informed investigators he selected Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving when outlets convey sale occasions — for his assault as a result of it was “symbolic with the Black Lives Matter motion and the ‘Black Hand’ image related to the Mexican Mafia legal group,” in line with FBI brokers who interviewed him on Nov. 26

This revelation is sort of shocking contemplating the Mexican Mafia’s relationship with Black folks, traditionally, isn’t the perfect. Sam Quinones and Peter Kiefer from LA Magazine wrote the gang was born within the 50s behind the jail bars and persistently went toe-to-toe with Black gangs.

“Additionally they—and that is key—went to warfare with Black gangs all through the jail system. Once they weren’t battling each other, the Brown and Black inmates maintained an virtually Jim Crow-like segregation, utilizing separate water fountains, separate showers, and separate telephones, not a lot as bumming a cigarette from each other,” they wrote.

That racial rivalry quickly poured out into the streets and created a long time of Black vs Brown violence throughout Southern California. All that to say, earlier than your gears begin turning in regards to the “BLM” bit, it’s up within the air whether or not Turscak is “for the folks,” you’re feeling me?

Anyhow, he’s going through fees of tried homicide, assault with the intent to commit homicide, assault with a harmful weapon and assault leading to bodily harm. He’s already serving a 30-year-sentence for crimes throughout his run as an FBI informant, courtroom paperwork present.

As for Chauvin, authorities say he’s alive and steady.

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