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Derek Chauvin told George Floyd that it takes ‘a lot of oxygen to talk’



Derek Chauvin told George Floyd that it takes 'a lot of oxygen to talk'

The Minneapolis police officer who knelt around George Floyd’s neck for nearly 8 minutes before he died refused his request because he could not breathe, saying “It takes a lot of oxygen to talk,” revealed Wednesday.

Transcripts of the newly released body camera video footage from two policemen involved in the May 25 fatal meeting also showed that Floyd told officers arrested him more than 20 times that he could not breathe.

“You’re going to kill me, friend,” Floyd said after he was handcuffed and placed on the ground, according to a transcript of a body camera from the former Thomas Lane officer – one of four police officers accused and shot Floyd dead.

“Then stop talking, stop screaming. It takes a lot of oxygen to talk, “answered Derek Chauvin, whose knees were pressed against Floyd’s neck.

Transcripts, not actual footage, of Lane’s body camera record and former officer J. Kueng were published on Wednesday as part of Lane’s request that his charges be dropped.

Lane, a novice police officer, held Floyd’s feet during the arrest and twice asked whether officers should roll Floyd to his side, but Chauvin said no, the transcript showed.

Earl Gray, Lane’s lawyer, said in a memorandum Wednesday that there was no reason to sue his client.

“Lane has no basis to believe that Chauvin was wrong in making that decision,” not to overthrow Floyd, Gray wrote.

Floyd’s death related to the police has triggered a global movement against racial injustice and police brutality.

When he was pinned to the ground, observers repeatedly asked officers to check his pulse.

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Former officer J. Kueng, who was in the middle of Floyd’s body, examined and said, “I can’t find it.”

“Hah?” Chauvin said, according to Keung’s body camera video transcript.

Chauvin has been charged with second degree murder, third degree murder and murder.

Lane, Kueng and Tou Thao, officers who watched the observers, were accused of aiding and abetting in second-degree killings and murders.

A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said prosecutors planned to oppose Lane’s motion to dismiss.

With Post cable

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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