How it started: The below news item from May 26. George Floyd was murdered on May 25.
What We Know About George Floyd's Death in Minneapolis Police Custody
The police officer who was seen kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, the black man who died in custody on May 25 following the exchange with police, was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on May 29. Derek Chauvin was fired following the incident, along with three other officers. A bystander video captured Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for several minutes, despite his pleas that he could not breathe.
The account from Darnella Frazier, who filmed the now-viral video showing part of the police encounter and said she watched Floyd being suffocated, differs from that of the police, who said Floyd was stopped because he matched the description of a suspect in a forgery case, resisted arrest and then suffered “medical distress.”
The incident has prompted investigations from state and federal authorities, an apology from the city’s mayor and comparisons to other uses of deadly force against black Americans, particularly the death of Eric Garner. It has also sparked thousands to pour out into the streets of Minneapolis to protest, largely around the intersection where Floyd died. The gatherings were a rare sight amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has kept most people in some form of isolation for weeks.................
The police force of the dying empire has been trained by the IDF of Israel.... that's something one should never forget. The Palestinians get this kind of treatment every single day.#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/xue5Capv6E— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) May 27, 2020
US police officers are trained by Israel's murderous IDF.— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) May 27, 2020
"FBI investigates death of black man after footage shows officer kneeling on his neck" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli #PoliceBrutality https://t.co/AZRnXeVsa8
Here's what happens when people see four police officers murdering a man in cold blood, They have had enuf!!— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) May 28, 2020
Aftermath of protests n arson in Minneapolis.
Will it continue tonight? Will it spread to other cities, other states?#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/QAfafmJlID
Yes, such actions are also used by US police force who are trained by the Israeli police force or the IDF. These training contracts are awarded to Israel by the Governors and Mayors who then pretend to be shocked when applied in US on the US citizens. https://t.co/Zw7zqI6pdV— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) May 29, 2020
Notice how these same media make no mention of the coronavirus these “protesters” could be spreading. Crazy difference a week makes. https://t.co/96JjCbMYK9— Jessica Chasmar (@JessicaChasmar) May 29, 2020
Why do American cops have to go all the way to Israel to get training?— Syrian Girl 🇸🇾 (@Partisangirl) May 29, 2020
The question must be asked. #minneapolisriots pic.twitter.com/1gjXkzCPCX
The "land of the free" has never been anything of the sort. Not only was the US built on genocide, slavery and land theft; the protection of free speech and a free press has always been a myth. https://t.co/Yhq08HV3Er— Richard Wellings (@RichardWellings) May 29, 2020
Have never seen anything like this. A large police convoy fleeing its own precinct, ceding it to protesters who then set it on fire. https://t.co/JQO20Mke6h— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) May 29, 2020
Here's how to throw fuel on the fire. Take note civil-war makers.#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli #CivilWar https://t.co/UrODPfRONQ— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) May 29, 2020
Yup, likely trained in Israel!!!— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) May 29, 2020
:.The Minnesota police handbook states that officers trained on how to compress the neck without applying direct pressure to the airway can use a knee under its....
"George Floyd death... #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/B2REOPXHXu
Here’s video of an undercover cop in Minneapolis smashing windows while a member of the community tries to stop him https://t.co/OJKldIlcHD— Dylan (@dyllyp) May 28, 2020
It was great to c @cnnbrk get attacked by ( black Americans n well-meaning white folks ... AND mixed in that group an underlying element of white supremacists, agent provocateurs aka cops bent on mayhem,etc).— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) May 30, 2020
CNN thinks it fools all the people all the time.
Nice summary!!— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) May 30, 2020
"Begun The Civil Wars of 2020 Have"#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli #CivilWar2020 https://t.co/m3XB7ds4Fa
"...Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he is aware of unconfirmed reports that gangs of white supremacists are taking advantage of the anarchy unfolding in Minneapolis to create more chaos.....#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpolihttps://t.co/v1HJkSz8SC— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) May 30, 2020
Mainstream US corporate media outlets are state media, they just also send all of their profits into the private pockets of rich capitalist stockholders while churning out propaganda for the US national security state.— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) May 30, 2020
CNN, MSDNC, Fox, all US regime mediahttps://t.co/aC1wGa4mFJ
Drones being used on you. Riot gear first exported to authoritarian states being used on you. This is why you need to care about foreign policy. Those of us in the developing world--we are laboratory rats. It starts with us. It finds its way to you.— Aisha Ahmad (@aishaismad) May 30, 2020
We live near this intersection and heard a bunch of commotion while cooking dinner and wondered what was going on. Turns out the cops were trying to murder people https://t.co/dAdpdddE2S— laura olin (@lauraolin) May 31, 2020
Dear Future Historians: https://t.co/zrVlWMQhlY— Sally J. (@sally_j) May 31, 2020
The police are blaming the man they murdered for not being healthy enough to strangle for 9 minutes https://t.co/pXu6T65ess— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) May 30, 2020
“Protests turn violent” it says under video of an older man strolling by with a cane being pushed forcefully to the ground by cops dressed in riot gear. “Protests turn violent.” https://t.co/GoMo5r6fFK— Rebecca Traister (@rtraister) May 31, 2020
Genuinely startled to see how quickly the term "contract tracing" hopped from a public health context to a justification for surveilling political activists. https://t.co/hn9MSTTnZA— Jonathan Eyler-Werve (@EylerWerve) May 30, 2020
Watch this.— Emily G (@EmilyGorcenski) May 31, 2020
This isn’t people trying to kill the cops.
This is people trying to prevent an arrest, and when they finally do, the force ends. https://t.co/KmPnJ3uLsM
You have to see the entire thread of tweet below to understand how this terrible man is lying about how and why he got beaten up and by whom.
Lmao he said 2 black guys beat him up when he got jumped by 14 white kids pic.twitter.com/rM5UQLmnfH— dos. (@DosRivers) May 31, 2020
Fuck. The. Police. https://t.co/Yp7svWHFOT— Dylan (@dyllyp) May 31, 2020
Below yet another disturbing tweet with vid that shows the "national guard" (ex soldiers) skilled in killing and bullying people in the Middle East and Africa) now trying out their embedded skills on Americans. Chickens are coming home to roost, yup!!
'Light 'em up - light 'em all up' -- the EXACT phrase used as a kill order in the US Army's Apache helicopter attack on Iraqi civilians in the 'Collateral Murder' video released by @wikileaks - with no accountability, it has all come home. https://t.co/GHkJ8zSpF9— Elizabeth Murray (@elizabethmurra) May 31, 2020
Literally no warning from the police before they fired on them with tear gas and rubber bullets. This is insanity. Every one of my friends in the US - you're on our minds and in our hearts. https://t.co/pub0WpkURK— a Page in your life...⛵️🇨🇦♥️ (@sailorgirl2017) May 31, 2020
I gotta be honest the worst looting I've ever seen take place happened a few weeks ago when corporations collected over 500 billion dollars in stimulus money while everyone else was left with a $1200 dollar check and having to decide if they pay for food or rent..— Davey D (@mrdaveyd) May 31, 2020
"Night of violence across America leaves streets scarred, outrage simmering"#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli #PoliceBrutality https://t.co/7GBZEnT2UT— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) May 31, 2020