“Can’t breathe”

A man, a human being, one of our species, one of our brothers, one of our felow creatures, a coloured person, one who feels, understands, hears, sees, loves, brief, a negro, a negro screams with pain and fear, but no one listens to him, he continues to scream, to cry, to mumble because he is being bitten by the police: “Can’t breathe, can’t breathe, can’t breathe, can’t…”  And as an answer, an act of mercy and humanity, the police, his brothers in uniform, kill him.

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