In a video shared on social media early Tuesday morning a white Minneapolis cop who seemed to be getting his rocks off the sadism of literally snuffing the life out of a black man, pins his knee against the neck of the man who clearly was struggling to breathe on the ground.
“I cannot breathe! I cannot breathe!” the man yells as bystanders gathered. “Don’t kill me!” The Minneapolis Police Department announced early Tuesday that the unnamed man, who is believed to be in his 40s, later died of a “medical incident” after police responded to a report of a forgery in progress on Monday.
The FBI and state authorities are investigating his death as advocates and city officials call for a quick response. The incident began when two cops arrived at the 3700 blocks of Chicago Avenue South around 8 p.m. Monday, police said. Officers located the man, who they believed to be under the influence, inside his car. After he got out, police said the man “physically resisted officers.”
“Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress,” a Minneapolis police spokesman said in a news briefing early Tuesday. “Officers called for an ambulance. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by ambulance where he died a short time later.“Police said that no weapons were used at any time by the man or the officers during the encounter.
What the police presser does not say is that the medical distress was caused and maintained by its killer cop refusing to remove his knee from the neck of the man he was literally murdering in plain sight.
There was no need for the cop to have his knee pressed into the neck of the man who was already long handcuffed and non-resistant.
The question now emerges, as to whether citizens have the moral responsibility to intervene and stop a murder like this one, regardless of who the killer is?
Darnella Frazier was on her way to see friends when she saw the incident unfolding outside of a Cup Foods grocery store on the south side of Minneapolis. She quickly began recording the encounter in a 10-minute video later shared to Facebook. “When I walked up, he was already on the ground,” Frazier said in a Facebook video. “The cops, they were pinning him down by his neck and he was crying. They weren’t trying to take him seriously.” As more people gathered around the encounter outside the grocery store, the man pleaded that his whole body was in pain. Frazier recalled that the man’s face was being pressed so hard against the ground that his nose was bleeding. Witnesses begged the white officer to take his knee off the man’s neck. “You’re going to just sit there with your knee on his neck?” one bystander said on the video.
The demonic murderer showed no emotion as he finished killing the already restrained man for absolutely no reason.
Minutes later, the man appeared to be motionless on the ground, his eyes closed and head laying against the road. “Bro, he’s not even f — — moving!” one bystander pleaded to police. “Get off of his neck!” Another asked, “Did you kill him?” Later, the dead man was loaded onto a stretcher and into an ambulance. Bystanders who remained in front of Cup Foods pointed at the two officers and said the incident would haunt them “for the rest of your life.” “The police killed him, bro, right in front of everybody,” Frazier said on Facebook. “He was crying, telling them like, ‘I can’t breathe,’ and everything. They killed this man.”
Make no mistake about it, the man was killed on the spot despite the report put out by the Minneapolis Police Department early Tuesday that the unnamed man who is believed to be in his 40s, [later died of a “medical incident]” Bull.…..He died on the spot, he could have only be declared dead once he reached a medical facility, or by the responding EMT’s.
It was clear to all of the witnesses standing there begging the state executioner to get off his neck that the man was murdered right there in front of them.
The FBI warned almost two decades ago that white supremacists and skinheads are infiltrating police departments all across the country. To date, nothing has been done about rooting them out.
This is in addition to the stark reality that America’s police departments were always riddled with racist white cops who still see black people as chattel to be brutalized and murdered.
This is another example of the Supreme court’s ruling on [qualified immunity] that gives despotic murderers like this state-appointed killer the right to murder the innocent, without any care or concern about suffering the consequences of his actions.
The star tribune is now reporting that the demonic murderer we saw in the video killing the man was terminated along with three others. According to the Tribune, two sources identified the uniformed killer as Derek Chauvin.
Mayor Jacob Frey said at a news conference it was clear from the video that race played a part in the encounter. “Being black in America should not be a death sentence,” said Frey. “For five minutes, we watched a white officer press his knee into a black man’s neck. Five minutes. When you hear someone calling for help, you’re supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic, human sense. What happened on Chicago and 38th last night is awful. It was traumatic. It serves as a reminder of how far we have to go.”