Those are the words uttered by a man pinned by his neck to the ground by a police officer in Minneapolis.
What is the sadly unsurprising element to this case? It’s a white cop, pinning a black man to the floor, pressing his knee to the man’s neck. The police force themselves said there is an investigation regarding a man’s ‘medical distress’ – oh really? I wonder why that is…
Once again there is the situation where a black person has died because of police actions. Once again, questions must be asked about this systemic racism within the US police forces. Is there ever a need for that kind of application of force? Surely common sense should kick in and tell you that applying pressure to a man’s airway can have deadly consequences?
Will anything change? Well, let’s spread this far and wide, get attention to this latest act of brutality. Make it something the police cannot evade and hide from.