For about five minutes, Minjarez is heard on audio from the dash cams screaming, “Help, help. Help me. Get off. You’re going to kill me,” the coroner’s report states. He continues, “You’re going to suffocate …” and “I can’t breathe” three times. He cried and screamed, his voice becoming “increasingly muffled, hoarse and strained” while repeating, “I can’t breathe.”
Around five minutes into the restraint, he groans and gurgles and an officer said “You got 265 pounds on your back, you’re not going anywhere.” He “is heard to make an agonal groan and no more sounds are heard from him,” the report states.
Americans are masters of spouting rehearsed braindead nonsense. You are certainly not exempt from being harassed/killed by the out of control American police force just because you are minding your own business and not breaking the law.
hey here’s an idea. how about people stop aggressively resisting arrest when doing something that looks highly suspect and confronted by police, thus eliminating the need for cops (3-5 were needed in this case) to hold him down.
“Highly suspicious” in this case meant “agitated, naked and had destroyed a residence.”
On one hand, it would be great if all these policemen dialed back on the Steven Seagal fantasy while on the job. However, on the other hand, when you deal like people like this regularly, I can understand how the police would err on the side of more control and safety for themselves.