There were a lot of die-ins this weekend. The NY Times assembled the sequence from arrest to death of George Floyd.
On May 25, Minneapolis police officers arrested George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, after a deli employee called 911, accusing him of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Seventeen minutes after the first squad car arrived at the scene, Mr. Floyd was unconscious and pinned beneath three police officers, showing no signs of life.
By combining videos from bystanders and security cameras, reviewing official documents and consulting experts, The New York Times reconstructed in detail the minutes leading to Mr. Floyd’s death. Our video shows officers taking a series of actions that violated the policies of the Minneapolis Police Department and turned fatal, leaving Mr. Floyd unable to breathe, even as he and onlookers called out for help.
The day after Mr. Floyd’s death, the Police Department fired all four of the officers involved in the episode, and on Friday the Hennepin County attorney, Mike Freeman, announced murder and manslaughter charges against Derek Chauvin, the officer who can be seen most clearly in witness videos pinning Mr. Floyd to the ground. Mr. Chauvin, who is white, kept his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, according to the criminal complaint against him. Our video shows that Mr. Chauvin did not remove his knee even after Mr. Floyd lost consciousness, and for a full minute after paramedics arrived at the scene.
Ã¢ÂÂ Kelly H Jones, PhD (@kellyhjones) June 1, 2020
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo kneeling at a memorial for George Floyd outside the Cup Foods store in Minneapolis. pic.twitter.com/qnIyD4a5Cf
Ã¢ÂÂ David P Gelles (@gelles) June 1, 2020
Remarkable news that President Trump was rushed into the White House bunker Friday. ItÃ¢ÂÂs only been used a handful of timesÃ¢ÂÂBush was actually awoken on night of 9/11 and rushed down into it after a suspicious plane. https://t.co/ZnNoNsFIM1
Ã¢ÂÂ Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) May 31, 2020
Wanted: Antifa leader Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower, for destruction of fascist property, capturing fascists, and killing fascists. Ike is considered armed and dangerous and is linked to anti-fascists in England, France, and Russia. Do not try to apprehend alone, call the FBI. pic.twitter.com/1gs66Q9vbT
Ã¢ÂÂ ben schwartz (@benschwartz_) June 1, 2020
No way that Muthafukkah was hiding out in the basement!! He Said he was watching the Secret Service Ninjas kick protestor ass! He was about to jump down there & hahahahahaha…. heÃ¢ÂÂs a whole pack of busted rubbaz!!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) June 1, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ Eleven Films (@Eleven_Films) June 1, 2020
Spike Lee releases chilling short film about George FloydÃ¢ÂÂs death https://t.co/RufATjnayo
Ã¢ÂÂ The Independent (@Independent) June 1, 2020