Another black man tells police he can't breathe just before he ends up dead.
Derrick Elliot Olie Scott is an Oklahoman man who's death has eery similarities to the murder of George Floyd.
In a recently released video, Scott can be heard pleading "I can't breathe! Please! Help me! I can't breathe," on May 20, 2019, while three officers pinned him to the ground.
His mother had this to say:
"I think that it was one of the most inhumane things that I have ever seen; They did not do anything for him. They treated him like he was an animal. He was trying to get his breath. He was trying to breathe, and they ignored him the whole time, like he was nothing. They even treat animals better than they treated my son."
Critics of increased scrutiny of the officers involved in the incident cite the fact that Derrick Scott was armed as reasoning for the police's aggression. However, Oklahoma is a right to carry state so it begs the question; does the 2nd amendment apply to everyone?
The hope that these historically large and culturally diverse protests will result in meaningful change must be balanced with the public's notoriously short attention span and the fact that it was able to be focused for the extent of time that it was; is in large due to a once in a lifetime pandemic. That can't be ignored.
For those reasons, the people responsible for the deaths of Derrick Scott may never be held accountable.