As protests over systematic racism continue to go on, it seems as though police forces are getting more and more brutal with their tactics of dispersing crowds... And they wonder why people dislike their methods.
If you don't believe me, keep scrolling to see some of the horrific injuries inflicted on protestors by "harmless" rubber bullets.
As thousands of people protest and riot against the unlawful death of George Floyd, tensions surrounding our police force have never been so high.
via: GettyPeople are taking to the streets to fight against the unjust brutality, and to call for an end to police violence once and for all.
This type of disgraceful violence has been happening within our police forces for decades now...
via: GettyBut, recently, the anger and upset has peaked to unprecedented levels.
This story is important, so read it again.
via: GettyOn Monday, May 25th, Passers-by in Minneapolis witnessed and filmed 2 police officers "arresting" George Floyd for an assumed 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 heard begging in harrowing footage as the officers remain standing. "My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts," he moaned as passers-by began to gather and repeatedly plead with the officer to stop leaning on him.
Multiple witnesses were arguing with the officers when he started to lose consciousness...
via: Twitter"He's not f****** moving!" one witness shouted as another says, "Get the f*** off him, he isn't moving!" One of the officers responded with, "This is why you don't do drugs, kids."
After around 4 minutes of the officer kneeling on him, George was completely unresponsive.
via: TwitterAn ambulance arrived, the paramedics checked his pulse and moved his body onto a stretcher - but, devastatingly, 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.
Officers have been punished, to some extent.
via: TwitterAnd in total, 4 police officers have been fired following George's death.
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
On Friday, we got the news that we'd all been waiting for.
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
He was charged with murder in the third degree and manslaughter...And could face up to twenty-five-years behind bars if found guilty of his charges.
But, despite his arrest, the wound from George's shocking death is still very raw.
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
Protests have been held in George's memory all around the country...
via: Getty ImagesAnd Minneapolis has been restless for over an entire week now and rightfully so.
It didn't take long for protests to unfold...
via: Getty ImagesThousands upon thousands of protesters took to the streets last week to express their hurt and their anger at the injustice.
But things very quickly turned violent.
This is an uncropped photo with no color correction. I used a 24 -70mm lens at 70mm and f 3.5. https://t.co/5BQbMpRUV3— Richard Grant (@Richard Grant)1591152882.0
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
The injuries inflicted on protestors have been nothing short of barbaric.
reminder that the “intended use” of rubber bullets was for them to be fired at the ground so that they bounced up a… https://t.co/52qJOWnDfs— bread! (@bread!)1591163393.0
Scenes like this one have been common...
Police just raided the gas station we were sheltering at. After shouting press multiple times and raising my press… https://t.co/gnMbEnhfcL— Michael Anthony Adams (@Michael Anthony Adams)1590898265.0
These people are just doing their jobs.
The State Patrol corralled us into a dead end. They pushed @MikeShumFilms over a wall as he was trying to flee. Wit… https://t.co/vmWtBPCR6b— Ed Ou (@Ed Ou)1591145405.0
Even though all of these journalists have "press badges" and have been sent out to the front lines, the police have no mercy.
I just got hit by a rubber bullet near the bottom of my throat. I had just interviewed a man with my phone at 3rd a… https://t.co/lIQkAnGf4d— Adolfo Guzman-Lopez (@Adolfo Guzman-Lopez)1590975635.0
And these are only a few of the outcomes...
@PhillyMayor How could you do this to us? Your own constituents? Your police tear gassed people with no warning, g… https://t.co/DRHr707H4w— Gwen Snyder is uncivil (@Gwen Snyder is uncivil)1591110389.0
We will never get over these sights.
how rubber bullets are meant to be used vs how the police are using them !!!!!! https://t.co/DHuFHFGu6b— 🧚🏻♀️ (@🧚🏻♀️)1591093735.0