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You Can Breathe, There Are Three That Cannot Breathe
Nineteen-year-old Keith Melvin Moses allegedly went on shooting spree in the Pine Hills area located in Orange County, FL. From an Orlando Sentinel news story:
A man told detectives he was cruising around Pine Hills on Wednesday with his friend Nathacha Augustin when he spotted Keith Melvin Moses, who was walking along Hastings Street and “seemed down.”
The driver, according to an affidavit, offered the 19-year-old a ride in his Hyundai. About 30 seconds after Moses sat down in the rear passenger seat behind Augustin, the driver said he heard a loud bang. Augustin was bleeding from her face. As the driver pulled over on Hialeah Street to call 911, he said Moses took off running.
Augustin’s shooting death just before 11 a.m. Wednesday began a daylong rampage by Moses, authorities say.
He returned to the scene later in the day and shot two Spectrum News 13 journalists — killing reporter Dylan Lyons — and then went to a nearby house on Hastings, where he killed 9-year-old T’Yonna Major and critically wounded her mother, according to Sheriff John Mina.
According to the Orlando Sheriff’s Office, the shooter has multiple felonies on his rap sheet that he committed as a juvenile. In the body-cam footage, he was a bit slow to comply with commands to get down on the pavement. He started screaming the “I can’t breathe” chant. Deputies had to use a knife to cut the pistol from his pants pocket.
He wasn’t done with making stupid choices after being handcuffed:
Mina on Thursday told reporters that Moses was taken to a hospital after his arrest because he said he was struggling to breathe. While there, he fought with hospital staff and had to be restrained, the sheriff said.
“We transported him to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to try and conduct an interview. Moses pretended to be asleep and did not speak with the detectives,” Mina said. “At one point, he began physically resisting our detectives and had to be subdued there at the Sheriff’s Office.”
My partner and I heard the “I can’t breathe” chant one time long before it became fashionable. We chased down a frequent flyer in a foot pursuit. When we caught him, he started complaining that he couldn’t breathe. He couldn’t stop talking and asked for an ambulance. My partner told him that he didn’t need an ambulance. He asked us once again to call an ambulance. Our reply was, are you asking for the ambulance. He said yes.
So, we called for the ambulance. What our subject didn’t know was since he asked for the ambulance he was going to have to pay for that ride, not the city. We gave him the good news about how much that ride was going to cost him after the doctor in the ER said he didn’t medical treatment.
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What, the shooter is black? That can’t be! Keep looking!
If you can yell “I can’t breathe” over fifteen times, you can breathe.
T’Yonna can’t breathe.
I couldn’t have been a cop. I’d have bounced that mope’s head off the pavement too many times.
We should lock these people up forever.
When I was getting first aid training we covered choking. If a person was getting air, and could talk you encouraged them to cough it out as opposed to a Heimlick because they were getting air. If you are screaming I can’t breathe, you can breathe.
As I recall, that was the George Floyd situation too. He was repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe” even before being put in a police car.
In his case, it was probably the drugs.
I would rather use the death penalty here.
When does the Al Sharpton protest begin for the aggressive actions of these police officers against a black man?
Same in my EMT and also my Medical Corpsman training, long before there was a George Floyd.
I saw that the other night and told my dad he looks like a character in one of those black ghetto parody movies or In Living Color.
Why? Euthanize them!
That’s words of wisdom right there.
But it’s denying Their Truth.
How dare you?!?!?
What I don’t get is someone actually spotting that scuzzy looking character and offering him a ride because he “seemed down.” Just cruising around? Something in that part of the story doesn’t make sense.