Justice Is Of All Colors

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The US has been convulsed by nationwide protests over the death of an African-American man in police custody. George Floyd, 46, died after being arrested by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Footage of the arrest on 25 May shows a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Mr Floyd's neck while he was pinned to the floor. Mr Chauvin, 44, has since been charged with murder. The key events that led to Mr Floyd's death happened within just 30 minutes. Based on accounts from witnesses, video footage and official statements. It began with a report of a fake $20 (£16.20) bill. A report was made on the evening of 25 May, when Mr Floyd bought a pack of cigarettes from Cup Foods, a grocery store. Believing the $20 bill he used to be counterfeit, a store employee reported it to police. Mr Floyd was a regular at Cup Foods. He was a friendly face, a pleasant customer who never caused any trouble, the store owner Mike Abumayyaleh told NBC . But Mr Abumayyaleh was not at work on the day of the incident. In reporting the suspicious bill, his teenage employee was just following protocol. After approaching the car, one of the officers, Thomas Lane, pulled out his gun and ordered Mr Floyd to show his hands.  In an account of the incident , prosecutors do not explain why Mr Lane thought it necessary to draw his gun. He lay there, face down, still in handcuffs. That's when witnesses started to film Mr Floyd, who appeared to be in a distressed state. These moments, captured on multiple mobile phones and shared widely on social media, would prove to be Mr Floyd's last. "I can't breathe," Mr Floyd said repeatedly, pleading for his mother and begging "please, please, please". For eight minutes and 46 seconds, Mr Chauvin kept his knee on Mr Floyd's neck, the prosecutors' report says. 

This is not only a one time thing... this has been happening to many times and it needs to stop. Not only was Floyd killed, but some many africanamerican lived have been taken. This is the last straw...  WE CANT BREATH.


Todo empezó con el reporte de un billete falso de US$20 en una tienda de comestibles. Y culminó con la muerte de George Floyd, un afroestadounidense de 46 años, después de ser arrestado por la policía en Minneapolis , Minnesota, Estados Unidos. Posteriormente se difundió un video que muestra el arresto de Floyd. En las imágenes se ve a un policía blanco, Derek Chauvin, con la rodilla sobre el cuello del afroestadounidense mientras este está esposado y boca abajo en el suelo. Chauvin, de 44 años, fue detenido y acusado de homicidio en tercer grado el viernes . La muerte de Floyd ha desatado una ola de protestas en todo el país.

Esto no es solo una cosa de una vez ... esto ha estado sucediendo muchas veces y debe detenerse. No solo fue asesinado Floyd, sino que también se han llevado a muchos afroamericanos. Este es el colmo ... NOSOTROS NO PODEMOS RESPIRAR.