The news continues to roll in for MP Ano Turtiainen, who was suspended from the Perusuomalaiset (PS)* parliamentary group for a tweet that mocked George Floyd’s death.
After the police carried out their investigation last week and decided not to charge Turtiainen for ethnic agitation or defamation, the police changed course Monday after Prosecutor General Raija Toiviainen got involved.
Toiviainen said that there is a strong suspicion that Turtiainen may be guilty after all of ethnic agitation.
There are a lot of questions that Turtiainen’s case brings forth. One of them is how interested are the police in going after people who spread hate speech and racism? The police did not initially suspect Turtiainen’s tweet of ethnic agitation or of defamation since Goerge Floyd was dead.
The tweet is not only a slap in the face of George Floyd and to all the suffering black people are experiencing, but it is also a swipe at Finland black community.
Turtiainen’s “joke?” George Floyd’s wide-eyed face full of terror colored purple with the name of the 1960s rock band “Pink Floyd.”