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BREAKING: Family attorneys: Independent autopsy finds George Floyd died from asphyxia due to sustained forceful pressure

BREAKING NEWS: https://prince.org/msg/10...&pg=14




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What we know about the death of George Floyd: 4 Minneapolis police officers fired after 'horrifying' video hits social media

https://www.usatoday.com/...263193002/

Government officials and Minnesota locals alike expressed outrage after a video surfaced showing a white police officer kneeling on the neck of a black man and ignoring his pleas for help until first responders put him, unresponsive, on a stretcher.

The man, identified at 46-year-old George Floyd, died at a local hospital, according to police. The case echoes the death of Eric Garner, another black man who died while a white officer restrained him, ignoring pleas of "I can't breathe."

The four officers involved in the Monday incident were fired Tuesday, and the attorney for Floyd's family, Ben Crump, called for their arrests. The officers have yet to be officially identified, but attorney Tom Kelly told The Associated Press he is representing Derek Chauvin, the officer seen with his knee on Floyd's neck. Kelly declined further comment.

A video taken by a bystande...cial media shows Chauvin with his knee pressed into Floyd's neck while the man repeatedly says he can't breathe.

Floyd repeatedly pleads with Chauvin, at one point crying out for his mother and saying "everything hurts."

Two officers are featured prominently in the video — Chauvin and an officer who stands between bystanders and the officer on top of Floyd.

“He’s talking, he’s fine,” one officer says to a person off-camera.

“He ain’t fine,” the person replies before calling the officer a “bum” and saying he’s “enjoying what’s happening.”

Chauvin keeps his knee pressed into Floyd’s neck and Floyd stops talking. About four minutes into the video, Floyd becomes unresponsive. Bystanders approach Chauvin and the officer draws something, causing one of the people off-camera to say, “He’s got mace.”

Bystanders repeatedly ask the officers to check for a pulse. Chauvin doesn’t remove his knee from the man's neck until EMS puts an unresponsive Floyd onto a stretcher, roughly four minutes after he stopped responding.

What is a 'neck restraint'?

The Minneapolis Police Department's Policy & Procedure Manual defines a neck restraint as a "non-deadly force option."

The handbook reads: "Defined as compressing one or both sides of a person’s neck with an arm or leg, without applying direct pressure to the trachea or airway (front of the neck). Only sworn employees who have received training from the MPD Training Unit are authorized to use neck restraints."

The book has two types of neck restraints:

  • Conscious Neck Restraint: The subject is placed in a neck restraint with intent to control, and not to render the subject unconscious, by only applying light to moderate pressure.
  • Unconscious Neck Restraint: The subject is placed in a neck restraint with the intention of rendering the person unconscious by applying adequate pressure.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, speaking to reporters Tuesday, was asked about the use of the knee on Floyd's neck during the arrest.

“We clearly have policies in place regarding placing someone under control,” Arradondo said, explaining that those policies “will be part of the full investigation we’ll do internally.”


What do police say happened?

The Minneapolis Police De...ent Monday that said officers responded to a report of a forgery in progress just after 8 p.m.

Police discovered a suspect and ordered him to get out of his car.

"After he got out, he physically resisted officers," MPD said in a statement. "Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress. Officers called for an ambulance. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by ambulance where he died a short time later."

No weapons were used by anyone in the incident, according to the MDP statement, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was called to investigate the incident.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released a statement saying, "The names of the officers involved will be released once initial interviews with incident participants and witnesses have taken place."

Who are George Floyd and Derek Chauvin?

Floyd, who worked security at Conga Latin Bistro, was described as a "gentle giant," the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported Tuesday. On Facebook, the restaurant posted pictures of Floyd, including one of him smiling at the camera in a "security" T-shirt. The caption reads, "We will always remember you."

Chauvin was one of six officers who fired their weapons in the 2006 death of Wayne Reyes, whom police said pointed a sawed-off shotgun at officers after stabbing two people. Chauvin also shot and wounded a man in 2008 in a struggle after Chauvin and his partner responded to a reported domestic assault.

What's the response?

The four officers involved in the incident were fired, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

"The lack of humanity in this disturbing video is sickening," Walz tweeted. "We will get answers and seek justice."

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, called for a "thorough" FBI investigation.

"George Floyd deserved better and his family deserves justice," Biden tweeted. "His life mattered. I'm grateful for the swift action in Minneapolis to fire the officers involved — they must be held responsible for their egregious actions."

Protesters filled the intersection in the street where Floyd died on Tuesday night, chanting and carrying banners that read, “I can’t breathe” and “Jail killer KKKops.” They eventually marched about 21/2 miles to a city police precinct, with some protesters damaging windows, a squad car and spraying graffiti on the building.

A line of police in riot gear eventually confronted the protesters, firing tear gas and projectiles. Some protesters kicked canisters back toward police. Some protesters stacked shopping carts to make a barricade at a Target store across the street from the station, and though steady rain diminished the crowd, tense skirmishes stretched late into the evening.


Crump, who is also part of the team representing the family of Ahmaud Arbery, the black jogger who was shot and killed after allegedly being pursued by a white father and son in Georgia, called the firing of the four officers a good "first step" in a statement.



On Twitter, Crump called for the four officers to be arrested on murder charges.

"How many 'while black' deaths will it take until the racial profiling and undervaluing of black lives by police finally ends?"

[Edited 5/27/20 5:35am]

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Reply #1 posted 05/27/20 6:15am

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I just found out about this. I can’t even watch the video. Glad they got fired. Now I hope they get convicted and sent to prison. Prayers to his family for their loss. RIP George Floyd.
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Reply #2 posted 05/27/20 6:17am

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They need to ban officers from putting their knees on a person’s neck.
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2elijah said:

I just found out about this. I can’t even watch the video. Glad they got fired. Now I hope they get convicted and sent to prison. Prayers to his family for their loss. RIP George Floyd. [Edited 5/27/20 6:19am]


He was murdered for passing a fake $20.


On Tuesday afternoon, James posted a split picture on Instagram featuring the officer kneeling on Floyd side-by-side with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling before an NFL game.

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Reply #4 posted 05/27/20 7:47am

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firing them is a good start prison will be better... and kapernick is still a fruad...

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Reply #5 posted 05/27/20 8:06am

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DiminutiveRocker said:

2elijah said:

I just found out about this. I can’t even watch the video. Glad they got fired. Now I hope they get convicted and sent to prison. Prayers to his family for their loss. RIP George Floyd. [Edited 5/27/20 6:19am]


He was murdered for passing a fake $20.


On Tuesday afternoon, James posted a split picture on Instagram featuring the officer kneeling on Floyd side-by-side with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling before an NFL game.

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Fox "news" told me Kapernick is a fraud.

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Reply #6 posted 05/27/20 8:17am

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Now someone needs to press their knee into their necks until they pass out. I'm sorry, I'm not a violent person but I couldn't even watch the whole thing because that was just a disgusting display of human filth. Thank God someone captured this so these 'officers' can be brought to justice. Animals are better than humans.
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RJP1205 said:

Now someone needs to press their knee into their necks until they pass out. I'm sorry, I'm not a violent person but I couldn't even watch the whole thing because that was just a disgusting display of human filth. Thank God someone captured this so these 'officers' can be brought to justice. Animals are better than humans.

I know neutral I only watched it once and then not again - it was truly horrific. Who knew that smart phones would be intregal in exposing this kind of human filth with guns and badges?

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

firing them is a good start prison will be better... and kapernick is still a fruad...


It's still blurred to you.

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13cjk13 said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


He was murdered for passing a fake $20.


On Tuesday afternoon, James posted a split picture on Instagram featuring the officer kneeling on Floyd side-by-side with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling before an NFL game.

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[Edited 5/27/20 7:13am]

Fox "news" told me Kapernick is a fraud.


I'm sure there will be a sound-bite from Hannity or Fox and Friends saying exactly that.

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Reply #10 posted 05/27/20 9:01am

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i hope they get prison time. sadly, i doubt they will.

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cborgman said:

i hope they get prison time. sadly, i doubt they will.


I hope that being fired loses them their pensions or other benefits derived from retiring from the police force.

beg Hoping they do get arrested and stand trial. At the very least, surely a civil trial can be brought against all of them for wrongful death.

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DiminutiveRocker said:

cborgman said:

i hope they get prison time. sadly, i doubt they will.


I hope that being fired loses them their pensions or other benefits derived from retiring from the police force.

beg Hoping they do get arrested and stand trial. At the very least, surely a civil trial can be brought against all of them for wrongful death.

i think it does.

i doubt there will be a trial, and even less likely there will be a conviction. cops get away with this shit all the time in amecia when the victims arent white

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cborgman said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


I hope that being fired loses them their pensions or other benefits derived from retiring from the police force.

beg Hoping they do get arrested and stand trial. At the very least, surely a civil trial can be brought against all of them for wrongful death.

i think it does.

i doubt there will be a trial, and even less likely there will be a conviction. cops get away with this shit all the time in amecia when the victims arent white


But there has to be ONE, just ONE case where they don't. This was so flagrant, I hope it is the one.

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🙏 prayers for justice.
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Reply #15 posted 05/27/20 11:06am

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RJP1205 said:

Now someone needs to press their knee into their necks until they pass out. I'm sorry, I'm not a violent person but I couldn't even watch the whole thing because that was just a disgusting display of human filth. Thank God someone captured this so these 'officers' can be brought to justice. Animals are better than humans.

Same. I'm not violent either. But this video made me want to kick the officers face through my screen. Getting fired is the first step. Now charge him for murder. And the others standing by doing nothing should get charged too.
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its also insane that trump chose this time to tell law enforcement not to worry about roughing people up.

what a dangerous shit presidency this is. it blows my mind the right-wingers still support this piece of shit.

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DiminutiveRocker said:

cborgman said:

i think it does.

i doubt there will be a trial, and even less likely there will be a conviction. cops get away with this shit all the time in amecia when the victims arent white


But there has to be ONE, just ONE case where they don't. This was so flagrant, I hope it is the one.

I HOPE so...I just don't have much faith. Especially if they cherry pick the jury or the location

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DiminutiveRocker said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

firing them is a good start prison will be better... and kapernick is still a fruad...


It's still blurred to you.

It's ALL blurred to him...

And still no explnantion as to WHY Kapaernick is a "fraud'...I guess that's just what they tell their people to think, and they never question it

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RJP1205 said:

🙏 prayers for justice.


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i hope they get prison time. sadly, i doubt they will.

the main one will

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2elijah said:


I just found out about this. I can’t even watch the video. Glad they got fired. Now I hope they get convicted and sent to prison. Prayers to his family for their loss. RIP George Floyd. [Edited 5/27/20 6:19am]


He was murdered for passing a fake $20.







On Tuesday afternoon, James posted a split picture on Instagram featuring the officer kneeling on Floyd side-by-side with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling before an NFL game.





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My goodness. I bet he would treat a dog better than that. The knee on neck restraint should be banned period. What kind of animal would do something like that to another human? That picture is horrifying and sad. I hope all 4 cops get convicted, and serve prison time. Prayers to Mr. Floyd’s family.
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DiminutiveRocker said:




OnlyNDaUsa said:


firing them is a good start prison will be better... and kapernick is still a fruad...




It's still blurred to you.




It's ALL blurred to him...


And still no explnantion as to WHY Kapaernick is a "fraud'...I guess that's just what they tell their people to think, and they never question it


The haters are jealous of Kapernick. They hate that he is outspoken about police brutality/racism, a hard truth their conscience can’t handle.
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Reply #23 posted 05/27/20 11:29pm

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Those police bastards deserve to die painfully and slowly.

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2elijah said:

jjhunsecker said:

It's ALL blurred to him...

And still no explnantion as to WHY Kapaernick is a "fraud'...I guess that's just what they tell their people to think, and they never question it

The haters are jealous of Kapernick. They hate that he is outspoken about police brutality/racism, a hard truth their conscience can’t handle.


They hate that he is right.

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DiminutiveRocker said:



2elijah said:


jjhunsecker said:



It's ALL blurred to him...


And still no explnantion as to WHY Kapaernick is a "fraud'...I guess that's just what they tell their people to think, and they never question it



The haters are jealous of Kapernick. They hate that he is outspoken about police brutality/racism, a hard truth their conscience can’t handle.


They hate that he is right.

Exactly, They’re afraid of those truths. That’s why they criticize him.

On another note, Minneapolis was on fire last night with the protests. The Mayor is calling for the arrest of the officer who had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck to be arrested. That cop had 12 misconduct complaints since 2001. He should have been ofc the street a long time ago.
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DiminutiveRocker said:

2elijah said:

jjhunsecker said:

It's ALL blurred to him...

And still no explnantion as to WHY Kapaernick is a "fraud'...I guess that's just what they tell their people to think, and they never question it


The haters are jealous of Kapernick. They hate that he is outspoken about police brutality/racism, a hard truth their conscience can’t handle.
jjhunsecker said: The haters are jealous of Kapernick. They hate that he is outspoken about police brutality/racism, a hard truth their conscience can’t handle.


They hate that he is right.


So, now we're getting cameos? A topic they just can't resist.

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and I am out again too much hate here...

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poppys said:



DiminutiveRocker said:




2elijah said:


jjhunsecker said:


It's ALL blurred to him...


And still no explnantion as to WHY Kapaernick is a "fraud'...I guess that's just what they tell their people to think, and they never question it




The haters are jealous of Kapernick. They hate that he is outspoken about police brutality/racism, a hard truth their conscience can’t handle.
jjhunsecker said: The haters are jealous of Kapernick. They hate that he is outspoken about police brutality/racism, a hard truth their conscience can’t handle.



They hate that he is right.




So, now we're getting cameos? A topic they just can't resist.

OnlyNDaUsa said:



and I am out again too much hate here...


Lol, it got too hot in the kitchen for him. His agenda backfired, now he’s running. lol
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2elijah said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


They hate that he is right.

Exactly, They’re afraid of those truths. That’s why they criticize him. On another note, Minneapolis was on fire last night with the protests. The Mayor is calling for the arrest of the officer who had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck to be arrested. That cop had 12 misconduct complaints since 2001. He should have been ofc the street a long time ago.



pissed WTF?! Are misconduct complaints limitless? The Mayor needs to take it a step further and find out how many on that police force have a similar record.

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2elijah said:

DiminutiveRocker said: Exactly, They’re afraid of those truths. That’s why they criticize him. On another note, Minneapolis was on fire last night with the protests. The Mayor is calling for the arrest of the officer who had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck to be arrested. That cop had 12 misconduct complaints since 2001. He should have been ofc the street a long time ago.



pissed WTF?! Are misconduct complaints limitless? The Mayor needs to take it a step further and find out how many on that police force have a similar record.

disbelief


That picture of the cop kneeling on Floyd's neck. He looks strangely relaxed, with his hand in his pocket, it's almost sexual. You know he can feel the life draining out of another human being and he is into it. That's what I'm seeing. Doesn't seem to mind being watched either. What a sicko.

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