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Reply to "I Can't Breathe': Man Dies After Minneapolis Police Officer Seen Kneeling On His Neck"

  Every time I think about the constant killing of our Black men, I become mentally paralyzed.  This time I keep thinking of the arrogant rant by this policemen to George Floyd who is struggling to breathe.  Each time the officer taunts George, his presses his knee harder on George's neck as other fellow officers watch in silence.  [this haunts me....I'm reminded of the book "The  Farming of Bones].   I can still hear the echoes of George's voice begging for help, begging for his "mama"......begging for water....begging for humanity as onlookers uncomfortably demanded the ranting policemen remove his knee from George's neck.  See?!!  George died right in front of us.  I will never forget the look on George's face with his head turned to side.  Life had left George's eyes as the police all stood  in pretense that George was still alive-they knew when the EMTs arrived George was already DEAD.  Later, media was told that the EMTs tried to revive George when they placed him in the ambulance.  He was already DEAD way BEFORE they got there.    Last week it was Ahmaud Auberry -a week before that it was Sean Reed, the teen who ran from the police and was shot 10 times in the back.  This week it's George-killed by the bending of the knee of a racist cop.  So.  Let's continue to say their names.  Maybe if we say them loud enough-Black people [black families/communities....] will stop being paralyzed and stunned by this ongoing injustice and take back their power.  Cuz quite frankly how effective is protesting?  I mean....really.  Cuz the very ones protesting against come to the confrontation with a full arsenal-guns/tear gas!  While we stand there screaming Black Lives Matter with a flower and paper sign in our hands.  Black people!  Take your power back!  Don't be afraid to die.  They are killing us anyway.  Be brave enough to live and fight for your human rights.  So let's take back our legitimate throne....NOW!  Otherwise the war against us will continue.   Say their names!  But!

 

Last edited by Kocolicious
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