‘I Can’t Breathe’: Video Shows Cops Kneel on Motionless Man’s Neck — Until He Dies

Free Thought Project – by Matt Agorist

Minneapolis, MN — After the death of Eric Garner in 2014 shook the nation, the phrase “I can’t breathe” has become a chilling symbol for violence doled out at the hands of the state. TFTP has reported on multiple instances in which entirely peaceful and often innocent people have muttered those words just before police officers squeeze the last bit of life from their bodies. Tragically, as the video below shows us, this is still happening.

Monday night, police officers in Minneapolis responded to a call over an alleged “forgery in progress.” When cops arrived, they found a man, who appeared to be in his 40s — who “fit the description.”

“Officers were advised that the suspect was sitting on top of a blue car and appeared to be under the influence,” the police statement said. “Two officers arrived and located the suspect, a male believed to be in his 40s, in his car. He was ordered to step from his car.

“After he got out, he physically resisted officers. Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress. Officers called for an ambulance.”

The man died soon after, the statement said, adding, “At no time were weapons of any type used by anyone involved in this incident.  … Body worn cameras were on and activated during this incident.”

As the disturbing video shows, the above description by police leaves out many details. The man, who had only fit the description of a forgery suspect was thrown to the ground by police and held under a police officer’s knee for five minutes. Five minutes with a knee on his neck.

“My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts. … (I need) water or something. Please. Please. I can’t breathe, officer. … I cannot breathe. I cannot breathe.” That was followed by more groaning and as the last moments of life left this man’s body, officers did not help him up or remove the knee from his neck.

In an ongoing commentary captured in the video taken by Darnella Frazier, a male onlooker says, “That’s bulls—t, Bro. You’re stopping his breathing right there, Bro. Get him off the ground, Bro. You’re being a bum right now.”

“They kept telling us ‘if he can talk he can’t breathe,”’ Frazier wrote on Facebook. Sadly, the cops were wrong.

After watching the incident unfold and realizing that the officers could’ve gotten the man in the car in all this time, an onlooker makes a disturbing observation. The cops appear to be enjoying treating this man like this.

The man says the officer is “enjoying that. He’s a bum, bro. You could have put him in the car by now. He’s not resisting arrest or nothing. You’re enjoying it. Look at you. Your body language – you bum. You know that’s bogus right now.”

The female onlooker repeatedly urges the officers to check the subject’s pulse. “He’s not responsive right now,” a bystander says. “He’s not moving.”

After kneeling on the man’s neck for five minutes, an ambulance arrives and takes the man away. But he was already dead.

“You just really killed that man, Bro,” the male onlooker says.

According to CBS news, the FBI has since been called in to investigate and the officers involved have been suspended.

Before the video surfaced, police claimed on their website that the man died after a “medical incident.” Apparently, holding a cop’s knee on a man’s neck until he goes unconscious and dies, is a “medical incident.”

After the video began to go viral on Tuesday, Mayor Jacob Frey responded with anger in a passionate Facebook post:

Being Black in America should not be a death sentence.

For five minutes, we watched a white officer press his knee into a Black man’s neck. Five minutes.

When you hear someone calling for help, you’re supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic, human sense. What happened on Chicago and 38th last night is awful. It was traumatic. It serves as a reminder of how far we have to go.

For the better part of the night, I’ve been trying to find the words to describe what happened.

All I keep coming back to is this: this man should not have died.

What we saw is horrible. Completely and utterly messed up.

The man’s life matters. He matters.

He was someone son. Someone’s family member. Someone’s friend.

He was a human being and his life mattered.

Whatever the investigation reveals, it does not change the simple truth, he should still be with us this morning.

I believe what I saw and what I saw is wrong on every level.

This does not reflect the values Chief Arradondo has worked tirelessly to fulfill.

To our Black community, to the family: I’m so sorry.

Below is this disturbing footage.

Free Thought Project

16 thoughts on “‘I Can’t Breathe’: Video Shows Cops Kneel on Motionless Man’s Neck — Until He Dies

  1. There was no way I could have prepared to watch such sadistic torture. It was like witnessing a demonic murder ritual. Just one more reason for readiness.


    1. You got way further than me galen. I won’t watch this senseless torture & death of another human being simply because they can do it without recourse. Like you said, “Just one more reason for readiness.”

      1. I know, Katie, and in a world where instincts are intact, those people yellin’ “Bro” would have charged in to save that man and to destroy the murder and his accomplice. Up with instincts!!!


  2. Wow brutal, FBI my ass, an official authorized snuff film, this thing stops in a couple ways; when enough armed “civilians-slaves” surround and arrest or execute the pigs on the spot.


    When several months later the families of these murdered individuals eliminated every single family member of these criminals in uniform…simple revenge.

    Like I always say; they kill all the right people!

    Cause when they finally kill the wrong person like this; it would make international news baby.

    This is sick, that officer should get the death penalty and Minneapolis should burn in riots when they let him off with justifiable!

    And then promote him.!!

    Real hard video to watch, a shame no real men were there to fight the two uniformed crooks.

    1. Ditto to that “yes.”

      Man, I find that Tuesday news is always the most intense. What a deluge of tyranny and torture. The ready will be readier. Still, I mourn the ones the tyrants murder, torture, enslave.


    2. I will say this–as much as I used to abhor the Code of Lek and blood-feud, maybe, just maybe, “blood-feud” just might help stop these psychopathic cops from engaging in this evil.

      The Code of Lek, BTW, is often practiced, and has been for hundreds of years, in the highlands (and the lowlands as well) of Albania, whose currency is called the Lek. It is also practiced in Albanian-majority Kosovo. Lek was some dude that, in the mid-1300s, tried to free Albania from the Ottoman Turks in what was called the Battle of Kosovo.

  3. Disgusting. The people that stood there and watched a man be murdered and the most they could muster was, “Yo, bro”.
    The cowardly corporate enforcers, especially that puny little f-k, Mr. Yo Bro could have dropped him, took his gun, and defended the life that he just stood there and watched be snuffed out.
    No bitching, no whining, you f-king cowards did nothing. Maybe it will be your turn next.
    A bunch of f-king girly men. Couldn’t even handle a slap fight with a woman enforcer.
    I despise the people who just stood there and whined as much as I despise the blackwater murderers. They are all a bunch of f-king pussies.

    1. Note my comment above, Henry, about Albanian culture of blood-feud and their Code of Lek, because it may have to come to that at some point. And this is a fact–although Albania went Communist under Enver Hoxha, even Hoxha’s most loyal minions never could completely control the highlands of Albania during his almost 50 year rule…why? Code of Lek and blood-fued! Heck they even admitted it in their Party of Labor history book!

  4. Read faggot promoting commie-kike frey’s comment.

    He’s a race-baiting snake who’s trying to stir the pot as a kike is prone to do.

    They’ll kill you white, black, yellow, red green or purple, but their massahs are pushing this shite hard.

    My jootube suggestions are nothing but race hustling, racist, militant, kill YT videos.

    I hope everyone chooses freedom over death on the plantation for the massah but F em if they wanna fly that flag.

    They’re all red to me if they wanna march to that B.S. tune.

  5. These gestapo thug storm trooper bastards are beyond psychotic. They enjoy watching the very life of their victims slowly drain from their bodies. How many more lives have to be lost before people surround and eliminate these domestic terrorists?!?

  6. Not only were those people cowards they were accomplices in that man’s murder.
    “He who does not repel a wrong when he can, occasions it.”
    “Acting and consenting parties are liable to the same punishment.”
    Maxims of Law by Charles Weisman

  7. All it takes for evil to win is for men of goodwill to do nothing. I’ll put it this way, I consider myself a man of goodwill. I’m in NYC, if anyone understands and wants to meet and discuss I’ll be ready.

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