While many are still enraged at the death of George Floyd who was killed by a former Minneapolis police officer Darek Chauvin, another name- Jamel Floyd, is starting to trend on social media after he was pepper-sprayed to death by Prison officers in New York.
A Bureau of Prisons spokesperson disclosed that the incident happened on Wednesday, June 3. A period when protests continue to rock different parts of the country over George Floyd’s death.
In a statement, the spokesperson said that officers at the Sunset Park lockup responded to Jamel Floyd’s cell at around 10 am after he had shattered his cell door window using a metal object. Officers then proceeded to spray him as an attempt to subdue him when he passed out. Medical staff at the prison attempted to administer first aid but soon called a local EMS, who transported Jamel to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Bureau of Prisons said that the cause of his death was not immediately released but had definitely not been caused by Covid-19.
Jail sources say that Jamel died after suffering a heart attack, reports Daily News. The agency revealed in a statement, “The FBI and the United States Marshals Service were notified. No staff or other inmates were injured.” The inmate had been locked up at the prison since last year in October, the agency revealed. He was reportedly held in prison for burglary, tampering with evidence and endangering the welfare of a child.
Social media users have took to twitter to express their anger over the continuous police brutality in the country. See some reactions below:
— Chris Spargo (@chrisonchris) June 4, 2020
fucking devastated to say this—another day, another name. jamel floyd was killed in brooklyn tonight while he was ALREADY behind bars. that’s two black men dead at the hands of the nypd in two days. #JamelFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #NoJusticeNoPeace
— hend thee sad girl, MS (@kylorenfanclub) June 4, 2020
— G JONES (@gjonesbass) June 4, 2020
— untilfreedom (@untilfreedom) June 4, 2020
#JAMELFLOYD WAS PEPPER SPRAYED TO DEATH TODAY INSIDE MDC IN BROOKLYN. SAY HIS NAME. BLACK INCARCERATED LIVES MATTER.
— Mr. ThrOw It (@CHVSEN_CVSH) June 4, 2020
You see a man clearly in distress and you feel the need to pepper spray him to death ? What was the imminent threat? Was it to you OR him? How do y’all wake up so fcking pussy everyday, while being strapped … I deadass don’t get it #JamelFloyd
— Jalissa (@jyg_xo) June 4, 2020
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