After several harrowing incidents in recent weeks, global outrage has been sparked about the way in which black people are treated by the police, here in America.
And now, Martin Luther King's daughter has shared a powerful message about the subject.
Keep scrolling to see what she had to say...
Police brutality is an ongoing issue.
via: Getty ImagesAbout 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police, according to a new analysis of deaths involving law enforcement officers.
This is not okay...
via: Getty ImagesYet nothing seems to be getting done about this imminent problem in our country.
The tragic death of Ahmaud Arbery has made headlines in the last few weeks.Arbery was shot dead by police in Brunswick back in February while he was jogging through the Satilla Shores neighborhood.
Cellphone footage showing the moment he was shot has prompted national outrage since it surfaced online...The twenty-eight-second video shows Arbery jogging around a neighborhood on a sunny afternoon in late February. The footage ends with 2 loud gunshots.
After the video circulated on social media...
This man was hunted down like an animal and his life was thrown away like he was worthless this could have been me… https://t.co/X2pegmyiIJ— Jay (@Jay)1588806057.0
The pressure has been mounting on the police force to take action against the officers responsible for Arbery's death...
We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn j… https://t.co/r2yPGUnb8c— LeBron James (@LeBron James)1588802793.0
Yet another tragic incident occurred in our country this week involving a black man and 2 white police officers.
via: Getty ImagesIt happened in Minneapolis on Monday, and passersby filmed 2 police officers "arresting" a black man for an assumed forgery incident.
Police found the man, who is believed to be in his forties, matching a suspect's description in his car.
via: TwitterWhen he supposedly resisted 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 the man...
via: Twitter"Please, please, I can't breathe," he can be heard begging as the officers remain standing.
The man's nose begins to bleed...
via: Twitter"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 the man 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, the man 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.
The man was later identified as George Floyd.
We have been informed that the man killed by Minneapolis police was named George Floyd. #JusticeForFloyd… https://t.co/SXKviWRmVB— Ben Crump (@Ben Crump)1590502008.0
Meanwhile, the 2 police officers have shown absolutely no emotion, regret, or urgency.
via: TwitterAnd a huge amount of backlash has hit the headlines.
The shocking video has been shared on social media and it has sparked global outrage.
This breaks my heart. This man did not have to die. His death was captured on video. Both officers need to be charg… https://t.co/3vGSKDaXaf— jurist_diction (@jurist_diction)1590506813.0
On Tuesday, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension joined the FBI in its investigation.
All body camera footage has been turned over to the BCA, which investigates most police shootings and in-custody deaths.
The officers involved have been put on paid administrative leave, per department protocol.
via: TwitterBut many feel that more should be done.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey addressed the incident in a press conference on Tuesday morning, referring to events in the video 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
"Being black in America should not be a death sentence. For 5 minutes we watched as a white officer pressed his knee to the neck of a black man. For 5 minutes," he said.
"When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic human sense. What happened on Chicago and 38th, this last night, is simply awful."
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?
Here is Derek Chauvin, the racist cop who kept his knee on #GeorgeFloyd’s neck, cut off his air passage and murdere… https://t.co/Qm20uqqZKB— Ömer Çetin (@Ömer Çetin)1590565427.0
So many famous faces and activists have shared their opinions on the tragic murder...
Bernice is the youngest child of the civil rights leader.
Bernice is now the CEO of the King Center, which was originally founded by her mother.
Bernice has touched on George's death...
If you’re unbothered or mildly bothered by the 1st knee, but outraged by the 2nd, then, in my father’s words, you’r… https://t.co/HDHgKMReCN— Be A King (@Be A King)1590533653.0
Colin Kaepernick lost his job because he knelt as a protest during the national anthem instead of standing before a game...
The reason for the kneeling on the right is the same kneeling on the left...
via: TwitterIt's not just a matter of police simply killing black people - it's the dehumanization and devaluing of black lives in our justice system overall.
Bernice received hundreds of thousands of responses to her tweet...
@BerniceKing There is no way the killer did not feel the life drain out of Mr.Floyd. That is why he didn't flinch o… https://t.co/H4wQXeVHml— Mr. Smith (@Mr. Smith)1590538919.0
When will things begin to change?
@BerniceKing @yashar This is absolutely horrifying. I have supported @Kaepernick7 from the very beginning and conti… https://t.co/BFx5Xq11BT— Cami Sheffield (@Cami Sheffield)1590537603.0
Rest in Peace, George.
The big homie #GeorgeFloyd was the definition of "Be the change you want to see." THIS is the man y'all murdered.… https://t.co/SfqjoB2yrp— Corey Paul (@Corey Paul)1590562339.0