“I CAN’T BREATHE” Black Man Killed by Minneapolis PD
Warning: The video presented below depicts the street killing of a man by a Minneapolis policeman in gruesome detail. I’m not easily shocked but it took me several tries before I could bear to watch it. It’s followed by a reaction by another American. I’ll take a step to the side here and let him tell you about it from his own point of view.
I don’t know what’s going on with Minneapolis and its cops these days but I’m with Zappa on this one. Cops need to do some hard time this time.
UPDATE: All four cops involved were summarily fired while the expected protests and riots jumped off in Minneapolis to be seasoned with tear gas and rubber bullets. The nation has more than enough to do this summer without dealing with this sort of racial animosity. At a time when all hands need to work together this the very last thing we need. And yet… and yet… here we are again
Police in riot gear spray tear gas and fire rubber bullets at protest over George Floyd’s death
New video shows George Floyd being dragged out of his car without resisting arrest, handcuffed and manhandled on the sidewalk
And all the other crap they hand me
In the papers and TV
‘N all that mass stupidity
That seems to grow more every day
Each time you hear some nitwit say
He wants to go and do you in
Because the color of your skin
Just don’t appeal to him
(No matter if it’s black or white)
Because he’s out for blood tonight…