The trial of Derek Chauvin and the epidemic of police murder in America
The testimony over the last three days has confirmed what millions of workers around the world already know: Floyd’s death was a brutal police murder in cold blood. Occurring in the midst of the pandemic, it was a particularly graphic display of the nature of the apparatus of repression and violence that goes by the name of “law enforcement.”
One account of a paramedic unable to find a pulse, he remained on his neck. Ok, but lets make sure?
Another account that even NPR had the bravery to report was of one of those mixed fighters who named the shimmy the cop was using to secure the hold on Floyd as his body struggled to find air as he watched and pleaded for him to quit.