“The cause of death was that he was starving for air. It was lack of oxygen. And so everything else is a red herring to try to throw us off,” family attorney Ben Crump said. He said the Hennepin County medical examiner went to great lengths to try to convince the public that what was shown on bystander video didn’t cause Floyd to die.
These protests are not about White folks or institutions being “good” or “bad.” They are about our repeated requests for you to dismantle the privileges that, deep down, you secretly hope that we will not truly threaten or take away from you.
On behalf of the city’s Black community and all people of moral conscience, Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City Chapter held a press conference to issue the following demands to city leaders responsible for the crisis at hand in Oklahoma City.
Amid racial unrest across the nation, President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself “the president of law and order” and threatened to deploy the United States military to American cities to quell a rise of violent protests.
A medical examiner in Minnesota has classified George Floyd’s death as a homicide, and says Floyd’s heart stopped while he was being restrained by police and had his neck suppressed.
Their one request was that Mayor Bynum agree to a meeting with the same community members who have been calling, fighting and working for change for years. Instead of meeting that simple request, Bynum chose to inaccurately call the peaceful protest an “act of intimidation”.
Although the organizers for Sunday’s rally were separate from Saturday’s organizers, Sunday’s reiterated the same list of demands to Tulsa’s Mayor G.T. Bynum.