FBI to investigate death of a black man in Minnesota, US after video emerges showing a policeman kneeling on his neck
May 27, 2020 at 1:30 AM - Views: 124 #319344
FBI to investigate death of a black man in Minnesota, US after video emerges showing a policeman kneeling on his neck https://t.co/ec14U4cqmS
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 26, 2020
A portion of the Minneapolis video https://t.co/ehv0cbnwik
— Steve Lookner (@lookner) May 26, 2020
BREAKING: 4 Minneapolis police officers have been fired in the death of George Floyd, who died after an officer kneeled on his neck as he struggled to breath pic.twitter.com/jDqUMMUChP
— BNO News (@BNONews) May 26, 2020
Longer version of Minneapolis police video
Four minutes in, the man stops moving. Officer proceeds to keep knee on man's neck for another three minutes, only removing it when paramedics arrive to put the limp body on a stretcher.https://t.co/62S4LMrlZ1
— Steve Lookner (@lookner) May 26, 2020
This NEW PHOTO clearly shows FOUR OFFICERS involved in George Floyd's murder. Call Minneapolis Mayor @Jacob_Frey (612-673-2100) and demand IMMEDIATE TERMINATION of ALL FOUR OFFICERS for their role in this horrible act!! #JusticeForFloyd #ICantBreathe #GeorgeFloyd #SayHisName pic.twitter.com/3NuaFl1gdb
— Benjamin Crump, Esq. (@AttorneyCrump) May 26, 2020
MORE: Video obtained by CBS News shows what appears to be the start of the confrontation between George Floyd & Minneapolis police officers. A restaurant's security footage shows cops taking him into custody, but the restaurant owner says it does not show Floyd resisting arrest. pic.twitter.com/KR8r7B1WPl
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 26, 2020
May 27, 2020 at 2:58 AM #319380retired liberalParticipant
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It would probably take a lawsuit by relatives for that to happen.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
May 27, 2020 at 4:47 AM #319416Pam2Participant
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..why the need to violently subdue someone wanted for a non-violent crime? 🐷
Also, why did nobody put a stop to this? 7 minutes!!
May 27, 2020 at 4:52 AM #319419
May 27, 2020 at 10:31 PM #319648
Bystanders were there asking the cops the same questions & making the same request, (pretty ‘respectfully’, I thought), but cops ignored them.
May 27, 2020 at 6:33 AM #319482
May 27, 2020 at 9:02 PM #319622game meatParticipant
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So this is progress, but only in accordance with the lowest possible standards. OTOH, police have been fired for relatively frivolous stuff like sketchy social media comments. Something is out of whack here.
It’s ridiculous that not arresting these cops is even a consideration. At a minimum, the video evidence is clearly an example of negligent homicide, if not outright murder. I can’t think of a single argument to justify what they did, but cop shills will work out some nonsense argument like they always do.
May 27, 2020 at 10:23 PM #319647
May 27, 2020 at 10:39 PM #319652
He’s already cuffed in that last video & sitting by the store, even before they had him on the ground by the car. wtf were they doing?
another video shows blocks of protesters (well-spaced though, so not solid blocks of people). I counted (I think) 12-13 short blocks (city blocks, not the bigger, car-adaptive blocks), & I think there were more on both end
Looking at the youtube clip above, looks like the one i saw was early days
The clip above is definitely bigger than any (billionaire-assisted) ‘re-open’ rally i’ve seen
And this one is potential constituency on the left, I believe
It’s a very mixed crowd (black/white/whatever)
May 27, 2020 at 11:02 PM #319665Bernin4UParticipant
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Just horrifying. Anything on what they were actually trying to accomplish? Or is it just that sending people to the morgue is an easier way to deal with them than taking them to jail.
It’s great that at least police no longer can hope to control people video recording them. But I really cannot imagine it’s much longer before people are torching police cars.
Sign the petition to draft Jesse #Ventura2020
Write him in for the WA primary
May 27, 2020 at 11:11 PM #319673
I had to check his FB page myself because I found it hard to believe that anyone would so proudly proclaim their racism after having murdered a black man. But yup, that "Make Whites Great Again" pic is right there. And so is this other pic. It all makes sense now. pic.twitter.com/58kYzO6aqn
— Hurst4Spd (@J_Hurstman) May 27, 2020
Derek Chauvin (wow, the jokes write themselves: chauvinist, chav…)
May 28, 2020 at 5:00 AM #319709
Chauvin was almost 20 years on the force. I agree with the responses doesn’t look like him. At least to me.
May 28, 2020 at 5:51 AM #319751
No, I didn’t see that, maybe because JPR went down right after I posted.
I saw a photo of him supposedly at a Trump rally as well.
I suppose it will all come out in the wash.
I can’t think of any other reason for him to do what he did besides sheer bloody-mindedness & racism.
The guy was down, cuffed, and held down by 2 officers on the other side of the car as well as the murderer. He wasn’t going anywhere. In the long video I saw the murderer was telling him to get into the squad car when he clearly couldn’t, being held down by handcuffs, 2 guys on his legs, one on his neck. People on the sidewalk telling the dick cops to check his pulse, nah, they just watched him die. Unbelievable. The people on the sidewalk knew when he had died.
So I find it very easy to believe the guy is some kind of stone cold racist, myself.
Whether 20 years on the force or not, he is well & truly toast I think.
This has blown up mightily, & with multi-racial support for the victim.
May 28, 2020 at 8:33 PM #319929Pam2Participant
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..these cops must be dumber than shit. It never occurred to them, hey if we kill this guy, the public will be gunning for us and/or torching the city? Even if they have no respect for the public, you would think they’d want to avoid blow back on themselves.
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