A man appearing to yell “I can’t breathe” as a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground and put his knee on the man’s neck for about eight minutes died Monday night, prompting the FBI and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to step in and investigate.
Video of the incident shows that a white police officer had a black man pinned to the ground next to the back tire of his patrol car with his knee on the man’s neck.
“Please, please, please I can’t breathe,” the man begs. “My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Please, please. I can’t breathe.”
The online reaction to the death has created obvious outrage. Check out the tweets below.
"Then this thing called Fox News appeared and it was totally fake information…"
— Steward Beckham (@iTweetyNerd) May 26, 2020
I have not cried in a while. The video of the Minneapolis police officer murdering that black man has me in tears. I cry because I want to. Because I’m strong.
“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.”
— James Baldwin
— Jason Overstreet (@JasonOverstreet) May 26, 2020