Rep. Johnson delivers "I Can't Breathe" speech on House floor

December 4, 2014
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#ICantBreathe #BlackLivesMatter | Click video or click HERE.

Black men and boys killed by police.
 
I can't breathe
 
Impunity for the killers - no justice, no peace.
 
I can't breathe
 
Militarized police met peaceful protesters on their knees.
 
I can't breathe.
 
Weapons of war - a show of force on our streets.
 
I can't breathe.
 
Disenfranchised youth driven to violence as speech.
 
I can't breathe.
 
Cynical media think this makes great TV.
 
I can't breathe.
 
This cowardly Congress afraid of losing our seats.
 
I can't breathe.
 
Half-hearted reform when there's more that we need.
 
I can't breathe.
 
Just thinking about the despair that this breeds.
 
I can't breathe.
 
Black lives matter. Hear my pleas.
 
I can't breathe. I can't breathe.
 
I yield.

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