Police brutality and racism are two topics on the lips of most Americans right now following the brutal murder of George Floyd.
Before Floyd’s death, he pleaded with a Minneapolis police officer to get off him because he couldn’t breathe.
“I can’t breathe. My neck hurts, my stomach hurts, everything hurt,” George cried out.
However, Derek Chauvin continued kneeling on his neck until he started bleeding through his nose and became unconscious. Even then, Chavin didn’t get off of him.
Bystanders asked Chauvin to get up as George Floyd had become motionless but he stayed on top of the unconscious man until an ambulance arrived.
George’s death and the death of other Black men killed by police has now renewed the call for justice in the United States.
People pointed out the difference in the way police handle Whites arrested for major crimes to the way they handle Black men arrested for petty crimes.
Snoop Dogg shared a photo collage showing the arrest of 4 men, two of whom are White and two Black.
The White men, Dylann Roof and Patrick Crusius, were arrested for mass murder. Yet, photos of their arrest show police treating them with dignity and used no force at all.
Officers even bought Dylann Roof food from Burger King following his calm arrest after he had killed nine African Americans and injured one other in Charleston Church.
In August 2019, Patrick Crusius, 21, killed 23 shoppers and injured 23 others at a branch of Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Yet he was arrested calmly.
At the bottom of the photos shared by Snoop are two Black men, Eric Garner killed in 2014 after a police officer put him in a chokehold, and George Floyd killed by police at the age of 46.
Garner and Floyd’s death are similar in the sense that police held them down and they screamed “I can’t breathe” until they died. In both cases, the police officers didn’t listen to their cries for help.
Eric Garner was arrested on suspicion of illegally selling cigarettes on July 17, 2014. He died after a police officer choked him for 15 seconds while he screamed “I can’t breathe”. George Floyd was arrested On May 25, 2020, after he was suspected of forgery. On Monday night, an employee at a Minneapolis grocery store called police after Floyd allegedly tried to pass a counterfeit $ 20 bill.
Police claim Floyd resisted arrest but surveillance footage showing the incident leading up to George Floyd’s arrest shows he cooperated with officers.
Snoop Dogg captioned the photo collage: “So nice to the (white ). Mass shoooting suspects minutes after they killed 32 people combined But we die on the spot change gone come fuck marching and. Talking we done talking.”
African American actor, Jamie Foxx also reshared Snoop Dogg’s post and called out American police for racism and police brutality.