Floyd: “I can’t breath, my face… Just get up.” More labored breathing.
Chauvin, visibly annoyed, responds: “What do you want?”
Floyd insists more loudly: “I can’t breath! Please, your knee in my neck.”
Chauvin: “Well, get up and get in the car, man!”
Floyd: “I can’t move!”
Chauvin repeats the command.
Floyd: “Mama— I can’t.”
Floyd says he can’t breathe once more, and then again, repeating himself until his body goes limp.
I meant to write this post days ago, but couldn’t. Each passing day brought a new chance to fool myself into thinking I’d be strong enough to watch the full video of George Floyd’s murder. I wasn’t, and I still haven’t. But I tried again today anyway.
As many of you may know, this past Saturday the world stood up for science. And if you don’t know, the vitality of science is like no other. In fact, there simply shouldn’t be a discussion on the importance of science, perhaps because it’s… oh I don’t know, common sense? More than 500+ marches sprouted across the country, one such place was Raleigh, North Carolina. Fellow contributor, friend, and incredible artist, Ryan shares his photographs from the event.
If you really like what you see, peep more of his photography at: @ryan.hatton