George Floyd died as a result of asphyxia from sustained forceful pressure, independent medical examiners determine. Attorney Ben Crump and the family of George Floyd called Monday for the arrest of all the officers who played a part in Floyd’s death as protests continued to roil the nation. Ref. USAToday.
After the first autopsy the first thing I thought was how on earth could the result of death be inconclusive after all the evidence.
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Mother of George Floyd's daughter makes first public comments: 'He’ll never see her grow up, graduate'. Source 5b.
Good. But not good that it took all the protests and a murder to make the change. These are the police men involved: Derek Chauvin (Knee on neck)Tou Thao. Thomas Lane and J.A. Keung.
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What happened to George Floyd is changing America but why this case in particular? This has happened before but it did not get as much attention as it does now.
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I think what made this one different was the number of witnesses to it, the length of time and the brazen attitude of the cop on his neck. People could not believe what was happening.
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A lawyers for one of the cops (Not the one with his knee on Floyd's neck) is claiming that if the police was so wrong why didn't they as bystanders try to intervene. As far as I know you can't be telling the police how to do their job. Most you can do is record what is happening and make a call to the police for a supervisor.
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