The news is out: [In the days since George Floyd’s cries that he couldn’t breathe tugged at the world’s conscience, two similar deadly encounters involving police officers have come to wider public attention.
There are three sets of recordings. Three cries of “I can’t breathe.” Three black men who died shortly after struggles with law enforcement officers who were trying to arrest them.
Days after Floyd’s death, two other men began to capture national headlines, though they’d died months before.
They were Javier Ambler, who died last year in Austin, Texas, following a vehicle chase; and Manuel Ellis in Tacoma, Washington, who died in March. Both are heard in video or audio recordings saying they couldn’t breathe. Both cases are under investigation, and relatives of both men are asking for prosecutions.]
Not the first, won’t be the last. Still waiting to find a “good” cop.