Oh my goodness…I am so devastated..it is obvious that this person was pleading for his life, and it was brutally taken from him..by mall cops..no less…sitting on his legs, torso, and neck so forcefully that he “could not breathe”…I am so saddened..that the officers taunted him “saying he could” while holding him down and basically obstructing his air passageways until he finally died..I mean after Eric Gardner, these cops feel they have authority to just kill a Black man and get away with it…Its so sad.
McKenzie Cochran was the first to yell “I can’t breathe!” when he lost his life at the hands of the authorities. What is happening in our world?!
Before Eric Garner, there was McKenzie Cochran, a 25-year-old Black man screamed “I can’t breathe” six times in Northland Center Mall in Southfield, Michigan after he’d been forcefully detained by three security guards in January 2014. Cochran died at the hands of those guards. According to reports, the security guards sprayed him with pepper spray in order to subdue Cochran. What’s worse is that the guards responded to Cochran’s urgent cry for help with, “If you can talk, you can breathe.”
Southfield Police say Cochran was seen outside a store a couple of days ago and had revisited the store…
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