CBS’ Gayle King says black men can be ‘killed by police in a nanosecond’ after host broke down on live TV – The Sun

CBS' Gayle King said black men can be killed by police in a "nanosecond" one day the host broke down on live TV discussing racial incidents in America.

King's comments came after watching a clip of George Floyd, a black man who died on Monday night after a white cop kneeled on his neck while he was handcuffed.

"It's still… very difficult to look at that tape," King said on CBS of footage that shows a Minnesota cop kneeling on Floyd's neck as he was handcuffed.

"I think one of the things that's so upsetting is.. a black man's encounter with police can go from zero to death in a nanosecond.

"I think that's what's on everybody's mind as we look at that video," she added.

The video posted to Facebook by Darnella Frazier, showed a Minneapolis cop kneeling on 46-year-old Floyd's neck, as he lay face-down in handcuffs.

He said multiple times in the video that he could not breathe.

Floyd died in police custody on Monday, after being arrested for allegedly trying to use forged documents at a local deli.

She added that the city took swift action, noting that four officers involved in the incident were fired in the afternoon.

King's comments came the day after she broke down on live TV, saying it "feels like open season" on black men in America.

"I am speechless. I am really, really speechless about what we’re seeing on television this morning.

"It feels to me like open season… and that sometimes it’s not a safe place to be in this country for black men."

"As the daughter of a black man and the mother of a black man, this is really too much for me today," she added.

Video of Floyd's sparked public outrage when it emerged on Tuesday.

Protesters and police clashed in the streets of Minneapolis, as demonstrators demanded the police involved be arrested.

Floyd's family said he was "clearly murdered" and the cops "deserve life" for his death after a white officer knelt on his neck.

“We want to see them charged with murder and we want them to be convicted," Floyd's cousin, Tera Brown told CNN.

"They need to pay for what they did."

Floyd's brother, George said of the cops: "They took a life, they deserve life."

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