Four Minneapolis police were fired after the death of a black man who an officer had pinned to the ground, his knee on the man’s neck, for about eight minutes. Before becoming unresponsive, the man, George Floyd, repeatedly said that he couldn’t breathe. Floyd’s death follows an all-too-familiar pattern of black people dying in interactions with police. Aired on 05/26/2020.
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‘I Can’t Breathe’: George Floyd’s Death Reignites Questions About Racism And Police Power | MSNBC
Violence has erupted across the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody. The black man’s fatal arrest by a white police officer sparked outrage in a nation already grappling with record unemployment and the world’s highest COVID-19 death toll.