Some conservatives are touting a report that George Floyd did not technically die of strangulation. Here’s the thing, though. There was no excuse for kneeling on his neck for several minutes while he was begging for his life. He was subdued. This was clearly excessive force, to the point that it is a criminal act, not a lawful use of force.
Even if Floyd’s death was technically caused by something else, the use of force triggered it. Does anyone really doubt that he would be alive today if not for someone kneeling on his neck for several minutes?