‘I Can’t Breathe’: George Floyd’s Death Reignites Questions About Racism And Police Power | MSNBC

‘I Can’t Breathe’: George Floyd’s Death Reignites Questions About Racism And Police Power | MSNBC 1

 

Four Minneapolis police were fired after the death of a black man who an officer had pinned to the ground, his knee on the man’s neck, for about eight minutes. Before becoming unresponsive, the man, George Floyd, repeatedly said that he couldn’t breathe. Floyd’s death follows an all-too-familiar pattern of black people dying in interactions with police. Aired on 05/26/2020.
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‘I Can’t Breathe’: George Floyd’s Death Reignites Questions About Racism And Police Power | MSNBC

47 Comments on "‘I Can’t Breathe’: George Floyd’s Death Reignites Questions About Racism And Police Power | MSNBC"

  1. Emerick Belasco | May 27, 2020 at 8:24 AM | Reply

    “Appeared to be suffering medical distress”…I wonder if this is somehow related to the murderous officer’s knee pressing on his neck until he stopped breathing.

    • The officer was doing his job. If the man didn’t resist he wouldn’t have been in this situation. His own fault.

    • Emerick Belasco | May 27, 2020 at 7:51 PM | Reply

      WTHWasThat …”doing his job”? I don’t think that outright milder is in the officer’s job description.

    • Sharon Adejimi | May 27, 2020 at 7:57 PM | Reply

      WTHWasThat That officer was UNNECESSARILY violent with him !! This needs to stop! He was resistant because that cop put his dang KNEE on his neck to cut his airway !!

    • chinati podeesamer | May 27, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      WTHWasThat really, the police officer resisted of 8 minutes. EIGHT MINUTES. It is also very perplexing how can the man DIE in custody.

    • Imagine if he lived, what the pigs reason for detaining him was. “Sitting in a car without a mask.”

  2. His KNEE was the weapon!!!

  3. Melanie Shells | May 27, 2020 at 8:52 AM | Reply

    Murder!! Charge them with 1st degree Murder. That other cop just standing there is just as guilty

  4. lynnbryant61 | May 27, 2020 at 8:55 AM | Reply

    That mans body was lifeless when they put him on the stretcher. They didn’t even do CPR.

    • What the F is going on, it was almost like an initiation murder into a cult or something. Seconds after going limp still being pinned by the neck then dragged roughly onto a strecther, no CPR, attempt to resuscitate, nothing

    • @obi neux Not to mention they refused multiple requests by a firefighter to check his pulse…

    • delritmo la clave | May 27, 2020 at 7:18 PM | Reply

      EXACTLY……NO.CPR.BECAUSE.HE.WAS.DEAD…..!!!!!..THEY.CHECKED.HIS.PULSE.HE.WAS.DEAD.THERE.FOR.GOOD…..PSYCHOPATIC.KILLER.POLICE.

    • How can they dummy, dont forget the RONA virus.

    • Elizabeth Home | May 27, 2020 at 8:07 PM | Reply

      The EMT did check for pulse while the police was still on top of him, and the was no pulse that’s why the didn’t do cpr

  5. This Mayor is young, He cant hide his emotion.

  6. “ I CANT BREATHE “ he said “ I CANT BREATHE!” #blacklivesmatter

  7. Jalen Harris | May 27, 2020 at 9:37 AM | Reply

    This Man was crying out for his mother. The video seemed so much sadder after that

  8. He never resisted any arrest, there’s footage of the store’s cctv showing him complying

    • and as far as i know
      resisting arrest nor attempted forgery is not a capital case
      then again selling loose cigs is a misdemeanor

    • Ronnie Sasser | May 27, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Reply

      Cops always say he resisted so we killed him

    • sumboredazn | May 27, 2020 at 8:37 PM | Reply

      i bet they consider the dude struggling to breathe and convulsing before dying from lack of air and blood circulation as ‘resisting arrest’ :/

  9. Mahjabeen Rahman | May 27, 2020 at 9:49 AM | Reply

    They killed him, there were recordings and video proofs, and now he’s gone, nothing will bring him back, may his soul rest in peace

  10. The Mayor is powerless. Citizens arrest for murder is needed now. Did the Mayor call for any arrests of the murderers? Mind games.

    • Yeah now that they are no longer apart of the force, citizen’s arrest is definitely viable. When they were cops? That would’ve been a death sentence for anyone who tried. Law Enforcement is the biggest gang in the US

  11. Dirk diggler | May 27, 2020 at 10:25 AM | Reply

    Why must we wait weeks or months for charges to be filed when your average Joe who commits murder is charged immediately?

    • Suzy Qualcast | May 27, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply

      Dirk diggler : The quartet are out of fancy dress – go get em !!

    • Dude, this literally just happened. They were all fired and city prosecutors are already deliberating. You can’t really rush due process.

  12. They don’t need to investigate anything!! Jail to those police agents!!! (Period)

  13. Imagine after being murdered someone tells you “Oh he was fired”

    • Imagine understanding how the steps of “due process” work and realizing that getting fired is usually one of the first steps in seeking criminal charges in a high profile investigation that needs to be handled delicately because of the amount of media coverage it’s getting.

  14. Crying watching that video before, he’s crying for his mum for gods sake. That poor man deserved better than to have a knee planted in his neck, just sit him up he was already handcuffed.

  15. “Able to get him into handcuffs” yeah and then choked out for five minutes begging for this mum and his life and died on the ground restrained … disgusting and journalism like this, is part of the problem 🤮

  16. He didn’t die in the hospital WTF.. those pigs killed him🐽

  17. Why don’t we give “law enforcement” a taste of there own medicine, this poor man didn’t deserve that treatment

  18. britney lakes | May 27, 2020 at 12:05 PM | Reply

    the fact that the cops statement was so far from the truth is disgusting. “he was in medical distress” yeah cause you kneeled on his neck for 8 mins! where was that in the police report? thank god this was filmed or there would be no justice.

    • Daniel Crowe | May 27, 2020 at 6:31 PM | Reply

      The article here said 7 minutes. Fair enough you might have a point and it might seem trivial, but once one detail is blown out of proportion it all will be and that’s why it loses potency.

    • @Daniel Crowe my dude 7 mins and 8 mins arent that far apart

  19. He didn’t die at the hospital. He was already DEAD when they picked him up and put him on gurney

    • Medical personnel at the scene and on route to the hospital by ambulance stated that they checked his pulse multiple times but to no avail sadly.

  20. Fired!?!? This is a no brainer.. These “officers” should be arrested asap. No justice, no peace!!

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