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June 4, 2020

Video captures police officer in Florida kneeling on a black man’s neck during an arrest

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Death, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 13:30

I think most people don’t realize one reason that police use the knee in the neck / back of those they are attacking is it stops the ability to speak or yell out what is happening to them.   The action makes breathing very hard, as we know it can kill due to people not being able to breathe, but if you can not get air in you can not use it to form words going out.   It is a way to silence the ones the police attack, it is a way to take voice away from the ones abused.  With video / audio now so common, the police want their victims kept silent and no evidence if they go to court.    Hugs

“Chief DiPino was disturbed to see an officer kneeling on the head and neck of an individual in the video. While it appears the officer eventually moves his leg to the individual’s back, this tactic is not taught, used or advocated by our agency,” a statement released by SPD read.


  1. I heard a police chief from another town, in regard to the kneeling incident, “If he could say, ‘I can’t breathe,’ then he could breathe enough to say that, couldn’t he?” There’s just got to be some other explanation for the asphyxiation.

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    Comment by Dennis Cole — June 4, 2020 @ 15:08

    • Perhaps it’s because his breathing hadn’t yet been cut off?

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      Comment by Nan — June 4, 2020 @ 15:30

      • Hello Nan. As I said to Dennis people mistake the struggle to breathe which eventually will fail and cause no ability to breathe with a total blockage of the airway. The body can only fight to breathe for so long. The muscles tire, the body weakens. Hugs


        Comment by Scottie — June 5, 2020 @ 06:44

    • positional asphyxia. You’re heart’s racing and suddenly your body has stopped moving. if you do that too fast, your heart’s still pumping furiously and your chest hurts like hell. That’s why race runners don’t just abruptly stop right after crossing the finish line, they go through and then slow down for a few dozen yards because their balance would be totally off and they’d collapse or worse because their heart’s working so fast.

      Poliemag in 2019 had a whole article on how to avoid this:

      And the ever-insightful Beau had a video on this (8 minute mark is where they bring it up, but the whole vid is worth it 10x over):

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      Comment by TheChattyIntrovert — June 4, 2020 @ 15:58

      • Hello TheChattyIntrovert. Thank you for the information. I have trouble with anemia and it causes me to struggle to breathe even though I can talk in spurts, weakly, and labored as I feel I can not get enough air in my lungs. Here is why below. Hugs

        “If you have anemia, your body does not get enough oxygen-rich blood. This can cause you to feel tired or weak. You may also have shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, or an irregular heartbeat.
        Hemoglobin enables your red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body. When hemoglobin is low in your body during iron deficiency, oxygen levels will also be low. … As a result, your breathing rate will increase as your body tries to get more oxygen. This is why shortness of breath is a common symptom”

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        Comment by Scottie — June 5, 2020 @ 06:56

    • Hello Dennis. That person is thinking of choking, when the air way is completely blocked. The lack of ability to breathe is the struggle to breathe. It is the lack of ability of the body to process and exchange oxygen. I sometimes struggle to breathe and have shortness of breath for several medical reasons, I can still speak even though it comes out thin, reedy, spaced out, between gasps to draw air in. I am lucky, mine is treatable and will be addressed soon with my doctor.

      Not to gross anyone out and even though it is found only in a couple texts scholars think it was used by the Vikings please look up the term Blood Eagle. Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — June 5, 2020 @ 06:31

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