Justice For George Floyd

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"His name was George Floyd. He can be seen on a video Darnella Frazier posted to Facebook, shouting “Please, please, please I can’t breathe,” as a Minneapolis police officer held him down for minutes, with his knee on Floyd’s neck. Shortly thereafter, he was dead.

The scene of the confrontation with police in the Powderhorn neighborhood, 10 minutes south of downtown, is now a home for a memorial, and also the beginning of demonstrations.

Floyd was arrested around 8 p.m. Monday for forgery, a non-violent crime that implies he tried to used forged documents at a nearby deli. Officers say he resisted arrest before Frazier started filming.

The video posted to social media shows an encounter between Minneapolis police and Floyd outside Cup Foods. In the nine-minute video, an officer can be seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck at the side of a squad car. Floyd can be heard groaning and repeatedly telling police he can’t breathe.

“He’s not even resisting arrest right now, bro,” one bystander tells the officer and his partner. “You’re f***ing stopping his breathing right now, you think that’s cool?”

After about five minutes in the video, Floyd appears to go unconscious. The bystanders ask for someone to check his pulse. The officer does not lift his knee from Floyd’s neck until medical personnel arrive a few minutes later and carry him to an ambulance. Police said he was taken to Hennepin Healthcare, where he was pronounced dead."  The cop who murdered George Floyd was Derek Chauvin.  This police officer has to be arrested for what he did to George Floyd.#blacklivesmatter

 

The article is from CBSN Minnesota