Amid the nationwide protests, we're seeing police officers using the same method they used to suffocate George Floyd with to restrain protestors. A terrifying video has surfaced of a police officer using his knee to keep a man pinned to the floor and after a few seconds, his colleague forcibly removed it realizing what was happening...
The footage is completely shocking...
It all started last Monday...
via: GettyPassers-by in Minneapolis witnessed and filmed 2 police officers "arresting" George Floyd for an alleged forgery incident.
Police found George matching a suspect's description in his car.
via: TwitterEven though he didn't resist arrest, one of the officers got him on the ground and pinned him there by pressing their knee into his neck.
This position was clearly very painful for him...
via: Twitter"Please, please, I can't breathe," George can be heard begging in harrowing footage as the officers remain standing. "My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts," he moans as passers-by begin to gather and repeatedly tell the officer to stop leaning on him.
Multiple witnesses are arguing with the officers when he starts to lose consciousness...
via: Twitter"He's not f****** moving!" one witness shouts as another says, "Get the f*** off him, he isn't moving!" One of the officers responds with, "This is why you don't do drugs, kids."
After around 4 minutes of the officer kneeling on him, George is completely unresponsive.
via: TwitterAn ambulance arrives, the paramedics check his pulse and move his body onto a stretcher - he was later pronounced dead in the hospital.
George was only forty-six-years-old...
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
The police officers involved have shown absolutely no emotion, regret, or urgency...
via: TwitterAnd a huge amount of backlash has hit the headlines.
Four officers involved have been fired.
via: TwitterAnd in total, 4 police officers have been fired following George's death. But many feel that more should be done.
The haunting footage of George's death began circulating online...
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
People all around the world have been left furious over George's unjustified death.
It’s really hard to tweet about this shit bc we have to use our voices but I also don’t want to minimize the depth… https://t.co/FbH2y78hm8— Kiana Ledé (@Kiana Ledé)1590567945.0
When will this violence stop?
via: Getty ImagesAnd when will police officers who have caused his death be properly convicted for their crimes?
Protests have been held in George's memory all around the country...
via: Getty ImagesBut Minneapolis has been restless for almost an entire week now.
The protests started last week and continue to spread across the nation...
via: Getty ImagesThousands upon thousands of protesters took to the streets on Wednesday to express their hurt and their anger at the injustice. But it continues to happen as you'll see in the later video...
Things very quickly turned violent.
via: Getty ImagesAs thousands of people took to the streets, the police force became involved when shops started getting broken into and police cars were being attacked.
Police officers in riot gear pelted the crowds with tear gas and rubber bullets...
“Rare Footage” . Protest #Video From #Minneapolis against the killing of #GeorgeFloyd .… https://t.co/k6PH0Bi97p— The Voice Of Liberty® (@The Voice Of Liberty®)1590581647.0
But things were far from over...
via: Getty ImagesA Minneapolis Police Station was set on fire to mark the third evening of rioting. Thankfully, the station had been evacuated beforehand so nobody was seriously hurt.
The scenes have been truly apocalyptical.
No police in sight https://t.co/baiDgxktNi— Max Nesterak (@Max Nesterak)1590726777.0
The Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey has been repeatedly addressing the incident, referring to events in the videos as "wrong at every level."
@AttorneyCrump Something is wrong with white cops,they just murder black men like it's hunting season.— Blessed24/7 (@Blessed24/7)1590503025.0
And on the same day, he addressed the person responsible for George's death.
via: Getty ImagesAnd this time, he called for the outright arrest of Derek Chauvin - the officer who is responsible for the death of George Floyd.
The Mayor pointed out that if any normal person had committed this horrific act, they would be in jail right now.
via: Getty Images"Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?" Frey asked during the press conference. "If you had done it or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now, and I cannot come up with a good answer to that question."
Justice should have been served.
Apparently, at this moment, #DerekChauvin is hiding in his home trying to get food delivered. Imagine if a video of… https://t.co/gCCwFsS9Yy— Richard Marx (@Richard Marx)1590622294.0
But it seems that justice is finally about to be served.
BREAKING: Officer Derek Chauvin, the man seen kneeling on the neck of #GeorgeFloyd in several videos, has been arre… https://t.co/9PfLbOdWsZ— Minnesota Daily (@Minnesota Daily)1590772812.0
And now he's been charged with murder in the third degree.
BREAKING: Derek Chauvin, the officer who had his knee on George Floyd's neck, has been taken into custody according… https://t.co/eNwuxvVhDA— Philip DeFranco 👊🏻 (@Philip DeFranco 👊🏻)1590773284.0
Police tactics are nothing short of dangerous.
via: InstagramAnd in another video taken from the protest, we witnessed it again. A protestor who was being restrained by 2 police officers after breaking a T-Mobile shop but as they got him on the ground, 1 of the officer's knees went straight into the lower neck/top of his back region and he immediately became still.
People started shouting "Get your f****** knee off him!"
via: InstagramAs more and more people noticed the tactic was the same one used to suffocate George Floyd, his colleague forcibly pulled his knee off the man who then shouted "Help!"