In the midst of this cultural revolution that America is facing, a number of horrific scenes have played out right in front of our eyes.
It was the brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department that set this entire seismic shift into motion, as officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of the handcuffed Floyd for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. For over two minutes of that time, George Floyd was already gone.
It was a heart wrenching scene that gave way to massive protests, unprecedented in size, that had the nation on edge. During this heightened tension, a number of similarly sickening scenes played out, including in Buffalo, New York, where an elderly man was shoved by riot police, causing him to fall backward and gruesomely injure himself.
Now, a lawyer for the injured man have given the world an update on his condition, and it isn’t too reassuring.
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The lawyer for a 75-year-old New York man who was shoved to the ground by police officers during a protest said Tuesday that he is unable to walk, according to media reports.
Kelly Zarcone said Martin Gugino suffered a fractured skull after the June 4 confrontation with police, which was captured on video.
“I am not at liberty to elaborate at this time other than to confirm that his skull was fractured,” Zarcone told CNN in a statement. “While he is not able to walk yet, we were able to have a short conversation before he became too tired. He is appreciative of all of the concern about him but he is still focused on the issues rather than himself.”
While Gugino’s reticence to speak about himself at a time such as this is noble, the revelation that he is not yet able to walk is a tragic turn of events in a situation that we hoped wouldn’t get any more disheartening.
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