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    [h=1]Officer who killed Eric Garner with chokehold says he feels 'very bad' as he asks victim's family to 'accept my personal condolences'[/h]
    • Daniel Pantaleo contributed to the death of Garner, 43, but a New York grand jury chose not to indict him on Wednesday
    • The 29-year-old said in a statement following the decision that he's put the Garner family in his prayers
    • Pantaleo was stripped of his gun and badge and will remain on desk duty pending an internal police investigation


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    [h=1]A 'national moment of pain': New York mayor Bill de Blasio leads anger at decision to CLEAR NYPD officer who killed man by putting him in a chokehold[/h]
    • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio gives passionate and emotional speech in which he did not back NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo
    • Spoke about his own son, Dante, who is mixed race and called Garner's death a 'national moment of pain'
    • De Blasio will not attend Rockefeller Center tree lighting on this 'deeply emotional day – for the Garner Family, and all New Yorkers'
    • When told, Eric Garner's widow Esaw said, 'Oh my God, are you serious?as Garner family attorney said he was 'astonished'
    • NYPD is preparing for increased protests citywide after verdict. Many were concerned protesters will disrupt the Rockefeller Center tree lighting
    • Unarmed Eric Garner died on July 17 after arrest by NYPD officers on Staten Island. Pantaleo placed Garner into a chokehold - an illegal move


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    Eric Garner Case Shows Conservatives Are Not Looking At The Facts

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    [h=1]'H*** no I don't accept his apologies': Wife's fury after cop who killed Eric Garner offers family his condolences[/h]
    • Esaw Garner, 46, spoke out at a press conference in New York alongside Garner's mother Gwen Carr and Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday evening
    • All three vowed to continue the fight despite a grand jury decision not to indict the officer, 29-year-old Daniel Pantaleo
    • Pantaleo was reportedly 'distraught' just after Garner's death and extended his condolences to Garner's family following the jury's decision


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    [h=1]Justice Department launches civil rights investigation into Eric Garner death as President Obama calls police killings 'an American problem'[/h]
    • Obama said the Garner decision underscores the need to strengthen the trust and accountability between communities and cops
    • The president conceded while speaking to the while speaking to the White House Tribal Nations Conference that police bias can exist
    • Obama said he discussed the grand jury's decision Wednesday with Attorney General Eric Holder; a DOJ investigation has been launched


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    [h=1]Who Is Daniel Pantaleo? NYPD Officer Who Killed Eric Garner Was Accused Of Misconduct Before Chokehold Death[/h]
    By Thomas Barrabi@TBarrabit.barrabi@ibtimes.com on December 03 2014 4:38 PM





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    A photo of Eric Garner is displayed at a makeshift memorial where he died during an arrest in July, in the borough of Staten Island in New York City Dec. 3, 2014. Reuters





    New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo expressed remorse Wednesday for the death of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old unarmed black man he killed with a chokehold in July. Pantaleo’s statement was released minutes after a Richmond County grand jury in Staten Island opted not to indict him in connection with Garner’s death.

    “I became a police officer to help people and to protect those who can’t protect themselves. It is never my intention to harm anyone and I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Garner. My family and I include him and his family in our prayers and I hope that they will accept my personal condolences for their loss,” Pantaleo said in a statement, according to NBC New York’s Steven Bognar.

    Garner died July 17 after an altercation with a group of NYPD officers attempting to arrest him for allegedly selling cigarettes illegally. Pantaleo restrained Garner with a chokehold, a maneuver that the NYPD banned in 1993. Garner, who suffered from asthma, lost consciousness at the scene and suffered a heart attack en route to a hospital. A New York City medical examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide by “compression of the neck.”

    A Staten Island grand jury considered several possible criminal charges against Pantaleo, including criminally negligent homicide and manslaughter. “Oh my God, are you serious? Garner’s widow, Esaw Garner, told the New York Daily News after the decision. “I’m very disappointed. You can see in the video that [Pantaleo] was dead wrong.”

    Pantaleo was an eight-year NYPD veteran at the time of the incident, the Associated Press reported. The NYPD stripped him of his badge and gun on July 19 and relegated him to desk duty.

    New York police union president Patrick Lynch defended Pantaleo in August and said that the officer was “very distraught” over Garner’s death. “No one wants to have to deal with the fact that someone died because of something they had to do. It’s a terrible loss,” Lynch said.

    Pantaleo was sued twice in the past for alleged racially motivated misconduct while on the job. Two black men accused him in 2012 of subjecting them to an illegal strip search in broad daylight. Pantaleo purportedly “tapped” each man’s testicles during the search, which he claimed was a bid to discover any contraband, the Daily News reported. The suit was settled last January.

    In a second lawsuit, a man named Rylawn Walker accused a group of NYPD officers that included Pantaleo of arresting him despite the fact that he was “committing no crime at the time and was not acting in a suspicious manner” and of including misleading data on a police report to justify the arrest, the Staten Island Advance reported. Charges against the man were ultimately dismissed.


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    [h=1]Swarms of protesters bring New York City streets to a standstill after jury clears cop in Eric Garner death[/h]
    • Protesters took to streets Wednesday night and Thursday morning to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo
    • Traffic was intermittently snarled on the West Side Highway, in Midtown Manhattan and at the Lincoln Tunnel
    • Earlier in the night other protesters intended to disrupt the annual Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony, but cops kept them back
    • Still other protesters staged a die-in at busy Grand Central Station just as evening rush hour was hitting its peak
    • After midnight, 1,000 protesters completely blocked the Brooklyn Bridge in a show of might as the demonstration left Manhattan


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    Does US law allow private criminal prosecutions? That would seem the logical next step for Eric Garner's family; that and a civil suit for damages.
     
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    I really don't know. There have been cases where a regular citizen has brought charges against cops (and actually won) but they are few and far between and the people had to go to court to do so. I think the only way Mr Garner's family will see any justice in this case will be if the US Justice Dept brings charges against the murder.

    Mr Garner's family is suing the cops for $75 million. I doubt that they will get that, but they will get a good bit. It's just unfortunate that it's gonna be on the taxpayers and not the cops.
     
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    Garner decision shock waves hit Capitol Hill

    By Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    updated 8:56 AM EST, Thu December 4, 2014
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    Washington (CNN) -- A second grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man once again had ripple effects that quickly spread from the streets on New York City to reach the halls of Capitol Hill.

    The decision not to indict came just nine days after another grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in the death of black teenager Michael Brown. The news led to another night of protests in major cities nationwide, including Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama vowed not to "let up" in his efforts to ease racial tensions, and some Democrats tried to channel demonstrators' outrage in their reactions overnight and into Thursday morning.

    Black leaders in Congress quickly slammed the decision not to indict a white New York City police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man who was suspected of illegally selling cigarettes, and called on the Department of Justice to investigate Garner's death.


    Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Wednesday she was "deeply disappointed" in the decision not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo in Garner's death and called the grand jury's decision "yet another sad day for our country and our democracy."

    "In the span of two weeks, this nation seems to have heard one message loud and clear: there will be no accountability for taking Black lives. As an American, it is growing increasingly difficult to believe that there is justice for all," she said in a statement. "Black lives do matter and our lives do hold value."

    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the black caucus' incoming whip who represents parts of New York City, called the grand jury's decision a "stunning miscarriage of justice" in a statement Wednesday and said the decision "makes clear that equal protection under the law does not exist for all Americans."

    And Jeffries said Thursday that the incidents should serve as a catalyst for a wide shakeup in how cases involving police misconduct and potential crimes should be prosecuted.

    "We need to look at broader reform and whether these type of cases should be handled by independent, special prosecutors so that we can have some measure of fairness and a real full and fair investigation," Jeffries said on CNN's New Day.

    Jeffries called the altercation between Garner and the police officer, which was caught on video, a "living breathing example of probable cause to indict." Nearly a dozen times, Garner tries telling the officer that he can't breathe and Jeffries noted that Garner "even put his hands up in the air," but Pantaleo "continued to choke him."

    Protests featuring slogans like "Hands up, don't shoot," "Black lives matter" and now "I can't breathe" broke out again Wednesday in reaction to the Staten Island grand jury's decision as demonstrators called for justice for Garner and Brown, the black teenager who was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson this summer.

    Amid outcry from Democrats on Capitol Hill and mostly silence from Congressional Republicans, two New York GOP Congressman defended the grand jury's decision Wednesday not to indict NYPD officer Pantaleo.

    Rep. Peter King thanked the grand jury on Twitter "for doing justice" and said later on CNN that he felt "strongly" the police officer should not have been indicted.

    RELATED: Rep. Peter King thanks Staten Island grand jury for 'doing justice'


    Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents Staten Island in Congress, called the grand jury decision "fair and reasoned" in a statement Wednesday and thanked the District Attorney in the incident for handling the grand jury case "with the utmost integrity." Staten Island is New York's whitest burrough and a majority of the grand jurors in the case were white.

    Grimm did not fare so well at the hands of another grand jury last spring, when he was indicted on tax and other fraud charges.

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder heeded calls from Congressional leaders to launch a federal investigation and later Wednesday formally announced that the Justice Department is leading a civil rights investigation into Garner's death.

    President Obama had also weighed in Wednesday saying he had spoken with Holder and said "we are not going to let up until we see a strengthening of the trust and a strengthening of accountability that exists between our communities and law enforcement."

    Holder's announcement came after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York joined members of the Congressional Black Caucus in calling on the Justice Department to investigate the Staten Island death.

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called the decision "shocking" and called Garner's death a "tragedy that demands accountability."

    "Nobody unarmed should die on a New York City street corner for suspected low-level offenses," she said in a statement.

    U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, Obama's nominee to succeed Holder as U.S. Attorney General, will lead the investigation into Garner's death.

    Sen. Chuck Schumer, also of New York, said he was confident Lynch will "conduct a tough but fair investigation into the tragic death of Eric Garner."

    Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican and would-be 2016 presidential contender who has specialized in reaching out to minority voters, blamed high taxes on cigarettes in the Empire State as partially to blame for putting police officers in "a dangerous situation with bad laws."


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    Cops Celebrate Garner Decision: “Let Us Kick Some Thug Ass”


    Shocking comments highlight crass justification for police brutality



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    by Paul Joseph Watson | December 4, 2014



    Some police officers responded to the grand jury decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo for the choking death of Eric Garner by celebrating the fact that they would now be given free reign to “kick some thug ass,” seemingly ignorant of the fact that Garner’s crime was nothing more than selling untaxed cigarettes.

    Comments collected from the PoliceOne.com website in response to the verdict by The Free Thought Project’s Matt Agorist provide a shocking insight into the attitude of cops to the very real problem of police brutality.

    The website’s comment policy demands that respondents “must be a verified law enforcement professional,” meaning that most if not all of the remarks were made by actual police officers.

    The comments express the view that Garner was resisting arrest and did not “submit” quickly enough, that he died of a pre-existing condition (despite The New York City Medical Examiner’s office stating otherwise), and that the decision now means police are free to “kick some thug ass,” despite the fact that Garner’s crime was merely to flout New York’s draconian cigarette tax law.



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    Another respondent remarks that Garner’s death pales in comparison to a cop’s “right to protect ourselves” and “serve the people”. Quite how Pantaleo was protecting himself while choking Garner is unexplained. Whether enforcing cigarette taxes via summary execution really ‘serves the people’ in any way is also up for debate.

    “With cops dehumanizing people in this manner, is it any wonder that they resort to deadly force so quickly?” asks Agorist.

    “What none of these law enforcement officers seem to grasp is the fact that they can apply a certain level of discretion. You do not have to immediately escalate an otherwise completely peaceful situation into a violent one. Was the state’s missing revenue from a man selling cigarettes worth more than the life of another human being?”

    The comments by these police officers once again serve to highlight the fact that police brutality has become normalized within many police departments across the country.

    Instead of focusing on de-escalating situations, officers are being trained to immediately resort to violence. The fact that the vast majority of cops are then not indicted or acquitted after a trial, such as in the horrific beating death of Kelly Thomas, gives police officers the confidence that they can treat the general public like animals and in some cases literally get away with murder.



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    [h=1]Police are killing even more people than FBI figures show, as official tally misses HUNDREDS of fatal shootings[/h]
    • More than 550 killings by police not included in FBI figures between 2007 and 2012
    • Analysis of 105 police departments shows there were 1,800 such deaths over the five-year period
    • But this was 45 per cent more than FBI's figure for those departments


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    [h=1]Eric Garner and Police Impunity[/h]
    Posted on December 4, 2014 by Michael Minkoff



    Another grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed black man. This time, there was actually video evidence of what went down, and it isn’t pretty. Eric Garner, an asthmatic black man harassed by too many police for selling single cigarettes, was put in a chokehold for “resisting arrest” and then held to the ground. He died shortly thereafter. He wasn’t necessarily choked to death, but there is no doubt that he wouldn’t have died without the police violence against him.

    A grand jury decided not to indict the police officer involved in the killing, in spite of the fact that, unlike the Michael Brown case, there can really be no question that this was a wrongful death. And that brings up a troubling issue concerning police body cameras and police impunity.

    It seems there really is police impunity. Police are largely protected from indictment no matter what they do. And this is wrong. We don’t live in Mayberry anymore, if we ever did. It is a miscarriage of justice when anyone dies in the process of being arrested for a crime that would never under any circumstances be considered a capital offense.

    There are many who think that Eric Garner should have allowed himself to be arrested. Apparently “resisting arrest” is a capital offense. I disagree. Lethal force cannot be justified unless it is exercised in response to a capital offense. If someone pulls a gun on police, or is wanted for murder, then of course, lethal force can be in play. But even in these cases, police should be trained to do everything possible not to use lethal force.

    But when a man is selling “illegal” cigarettes, does that justify lethal force? No. It doesn’t. And police officers need to be held accountable, or this situation will only get worse. Police need to be held to the highest standard of conduct, and police impunity needs to be eradicated.
    The Eric Garner case also highlights the fact that police body cameras aren’t a cure all. If police are caught in wrongdoing on camera, but then they are not actually charged with criminal offenses against the citizenry, well, what difference did the cameras really make?

    Cameras aren’t enough. Effective prosecution needs to accompany more effective documentation. And we need to reconsider the nature of resisting arrest. Consider this story:


    For example, two officers in the case of Kelly Thomas, who beat Thomas to a bloody pulp, were found not guilty of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Thomas was taken to the hospital and died five days after being savagely beaten.

    There was surveillance video in this case. It showed police saying things like, “Do you see my fists? … They’re getting ready to fuck you up,” and, “We ran out of options so I got to the end of my Taser and I … smashed his face to hell.” But the jury found the officers not guilty because the lawyers were able to point to the footage and convince them [Thomas] had been struggling against police. The police had called for backup because they needed help. So, Thomas should not have “resisted” if he wanted to survive the encounter with police.


    No. If a citizen is peaceably resisting arrest for a misdemeanor or non-dangerous crime, he should be given a day in court. In this case, perhaps the police should calmly deliver a summons to a court date or something to that effect. And then leave the citizen alone. Part of the problem here is that we are all always doing illegal things because of the ubiquitous and unilateral nature of laws and regulations. So you are always under constant threat of being arrested by police for doing largely harmless things. And if you resist in any way or for any reason, you can be savagely, cold-bloodedly murdered, and your murderers will not even be indicted simply because they are police officers. Please tell me how this is just.

    And, as an aside, this is not really a racial issue, as everyone seems to think. The police are treating pretty much everyone with the same level of callous disregard. Not all police, sure. But there is no doubt that the culture within law enforcement encourages over-reaction and violence. Police brutality might be more common in the black community, but that’s because the black community has a disproportionate share of crime. That’s a different problem. A militarized police force violently and arbitrarily harassing no-threat citizens is not a racial problem. It’s a much larger problem. And it needs to be addressed.



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    [h=1]DOJ Finds Cleveland Police Use Excessive Force, As NY Judge Orders Release Of Grand Jury Material In Garner Case[/h]

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    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/04/2014 14:49 -0500

    Less than a day after New York had its own Ferguson moment when a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer involved in the chocking death of Eric Garner, in a mirror image of events that took place a week earlier in Ferguson, the tide seems to be turning when moments ago a Justice Department probe concluded that the Cleveland Division of Police "has a pattern and practice of using excessive force, both in firing weapons and in using non-deadly techniques."

    The findings were announced Thursday in Cleveland by Attorney General Eric Holder , who has been spending an increasing amount of time dealing with issues of police force. On Wednesday night, after a New York City grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed man in July, Mr. Holder announced a federal civil-rights probe into the incident.

    This follows in the aftermath of another report that rookie Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice last month had been deemed unfit for duty at a previous police department and was in the process of being fired when he resigned from his post, according to records released Wednesday.

    As a reminder, Cleveland police have said Officer Timothy Loehmann, 26, shot Tamir as the boy held a toy gun at a recreation center on Nov. 22. Video released last week of the incident shows Loehmann and his partner, Frank Garmback, driving up within feet of Rice, then Loehmann shooting him at close-range seconds later.

    As the WSJ reports, Cleveland officials have agreed to an outside monitor to improve their training and practices, officials said.


    This isn’t the first time the federal government has identified problems in Cleveland. A decade ago, it struck a similar agreement with local officials to correct what federal officials saw as excessive force problems among Cleveland police.

    The announcement comes at a time when Cleveland police are already facing intense criticism over the recent fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying a realistic looking toy gun.

    According to the Justice Department, the problems at the Cleveland police department include: excessive force in shootings and blows to the head; excessive or retaliatory use of tasers, chemical spray and fists; excessive force against mentally ill people; the use of risky tactics that make the use of force unavoidable.


    And finally, completing today's angry social snapback, also moments ABC reported that a judge on Thursday granted Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan's request to allow the release of limited grand jury material in the Eric Garner case Thursday.

    The information released does not include any evidence presented, only the following:



    • Jurors sat for nine weeks
    • Testimony was heard from 50 witnesses
    • Those witnesses included 22 civilians and 28 cops, EMTs or doctors
    • There were 60 exhibits, including videos, records and photos
    • The grand jury was instructed in law regarding physical use of force



    So with all this, there is perhaps still some hope that America will step away from the ledge of spiraling into ethnic and social chaos and focus on the underlying factors that have led to class and wealth schism that is manifesting itself increasingly more violently with every passing day.


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    Bad Cops Make The Good Cops Look Bad In Eric Garner Case

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    *Now here's an interesting look at things

    Obama And Liberals Are Happy Eric Garner Is Dead

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    [TD="class: postHeader, colspan: 2"]Officer Who Killed Eric Garner with Chokehold Told Grand Jury Being Filmed Didn’t Bother Him


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    Screen shot of Daniel Pantaleo from video taken during Eric Garner chokehold incident



    New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo, according to his attorney, told a Staten Island grand jury that he was aware while he was taking Eric Garner down with a chokehold that he was being recorded. However, he was certain he was not committing any misconduct so it did not bother him that someone was filming him, according to his attorney.

    The officer’s reported statements about having his actions captured on video are unbelievable. Ramsey Orta, the person who filmed Pantaleo and other officers using force in a brutal manner which would result in the unarmed black man’s death, was arrested days after Garner was killed and accused police of setting him up on “gun possession charges” in retaliation. A few days later, Orta’s wife, Chrissie Ortiz, was arrested on assault charges.

    Orta was subsequently indicted by a grand jury in Staten Island. The arrests of Orta and his wife appeared to be a prime example of how police will protect their own.

    On the other hand, Pantaleo’s comments demonstrate how confident he was that the grand jury process would not return an indictment. He was willing to assert that what he saw on video did not bother him because he did not think he had done anything wrong. Since he did not think he did anything wrong, there was no reason to tell the grand jury he was concerned about the fact that someone was going to post video.

    Pantaleo’s confidence was also bolstered by the fact that Daniel M. Donovan Jr., the Richmond County prosecutor in charge of securing an indictment, planned to allow him to testify for hours before grand jury members so he could exonerate himself. Rather than only show the grand jury the video and relevant police regulations officers are told to follow, Pantaleo was able to tell a story about the incident from his perspective.

    What anybody watching the video saw was a 6-foot-4, 350-pound black man upset that officers were harassing him again for selling loose or untaxed cigarettes.

    Garner maintains that he is not selling anything and is minding his own business. As he urges police to let him be, Garner, he is wrestled to the ground by officers including Pantaleo who puts him in an illegal chokehold. Garner is crying out, “I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe,” as Pantaleo pushes his leg into Garner’s head, which is now on the sidewalk. “I can’t breathe,” he cries again.

    There at least eight cops at the scene. No officers provide him with medical help. He lies on the ground in handcuffs. His body is lifeless. Later, a medical examiner would rule Garner’s death a homicide and claim the father of six children had been killed by a chokehold.

    According to the New York Times, Pantaleo heard Garner crying, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.” His lawyer, Stuart London, said Pantaleo maintained that he “tried to disengage as quickly as he could.” But Pantaleo also contended because Garner could still speak and say, “I can’t breathe,” he, “in fact, could breathe.”



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    Eric Garner being put in chokehold



    From the Times:

    Officer Pantaleo testified that when he put his hands on Mr. Garner, he was employing a maneuver taught to him at the Police Academy, hooking an arm underneath one of Mr. Garner’s arms while wrapping the other around Mr. Garner’s torso, Mr. London said. The move is meant to “tip the person so they lose their balance and go to the ground,” as seen in wrestling, Mr. London said.


    However, Pantaleo’s other arm does not wrap around Garner’s torso. It goes around his neck. Garner might still be alive if Pantaleo had actually employed the wrestling maneuver he claims he was trained to use.

    But then things changed. As the struggle continued, one of Officer Pantaleo’s arms moved around Mr. Garner’s neck. Officer Pantaleo told the grand jury that he became fearful as he found himself sandwiched between a much larger man and a storefront window



    Things did not change. The video shows Pantaleo’s left arm deliberately wrapping around Garner’s neck before he is wrestled to the sidewalk. It is not like he inadvertently slid his arm up to where it was suffocating Garner. His arm placed Garner in a chokehold.

    His lawyer told the Times that Pantaleo felt glass “buckle” while Garner was against him and he was against the glass. “He was concerned that both he and Garner would go through that glass.” Whose fault is that?

    When Pantaleo arrived with the other officers to make an arrest, he had plenty of time to survey the area and see what was nearby. He even had time to decide what direction he needed to go with Garner’s body in order to avoid shattering glass.

    According to Pantaleo’s attorney, he also told grand jury members he “wanted to make sure that Mr. Garner was not injured by other officers rushing in, as well as to prevent Mr. Garner from possibly biting one of them.” In other words, Pantaleo maintained what one might call a safety strangle to protect Garner as well as other officers.

    Pantaleo reportedly said to the grand jury that he tried to get off Garner “as quick as he could.” He believed once the EMT arrived everything would be okay. Except, in the video, once Garner is lying on the sidewalk and not moving, it is about twenty to thirty seconds before Pantaleo lifts his knee and gets up. He moves slowly and no officers seem worried about getting him medical attention.

    And, finally, Pantaleo said to the grand jury that he never intended to injure or harm Garner. He was able to express that he was sorry for what happened. He was just trying to make an arrest.

    Put it all together: Officer Daniel Pantaleo told the grand jury he was just trying to arrest Garner for selling loose cigarettes when he resisted arrest. In order to apprehend him, he used a wrestling move, not a chokehold, to bring him down to the ground. He experienced fear as he imagined a 350-pound body falling on him as he fell through a glass window. Somehow, he immobilized him so he could be put in handcuffs and held his position to keep not only other officers safe but Garner safe as well. He stood up thinking the EMT would come over and help resuscitate him. Garner unfortunately was probably dead, which was tragic.

    Body cameras are supposed to make officers hesitate and think about what sort of force they are going to use on a person. That is what government officials like President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder believe. But, all Pantaleo, with heightened credibility and a friendly prosecutor to ensure he would not be indicted, had to say to render the video that shocked citizens inconsequential was tell his story.


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    Garner had asthma and was obese. Pantaleo likely benefited from someone testifying that asthma and obesity were contributing factors to his death. They possibly said the police officer may have strangled him, but he would not have died if he did not have asthma and had not been obese. It now becomes the poor black man with limited ability to pay for healthcare’s fault that he could not breathe and died.

    The patrol guide, according to retired NYPD Detective Carlton Berkley, who read from it in a clip aired on “Democracy Now!”, reads:


    Members of the New York City Police Department will not use chokeholds. A chokehold shall include but is not limited to any pressure to the throat or windpipe, which may prevent or hinder breathing or induce the intake of air.


    But Pantaleo said he did not mean to use a chokehold. He was using a “wrestling” move taught at the Police Academy. That left room for grand jurors decide that it was not beyond a reasonable doubt that involuntary manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide was committed, and it is the fault of the prosecutor that grand jurors had the testimony of Pantaleo to help them decide not to indict him.

    The other police officers at the scene, who did nothing to stop Pantaleo’s brutality, are to blame for what happened as well. Berkley read this part of the patrol guide for “Democracy Now!”:

    At the scene of a police incident, many members of the service may be present and some members may not be involved and taking police action. However, this does not relieve any member present of the obligation to ensure that the requirements of the law and department regulations are complied with. Members of the service are required to intervene if the use of force against a subject clearly becomes excessive. Failure to do so may result in both criminal and civil liability. Excessive force will not be tolerated.



    Yet, the other officers were granted immunity from prosecution. The prosecutor only tried or pretended to try to indict Pantaleo.

    The criminal actions of Pantaleo and the other officers were captured on video, but they did not care because they knew no matter what people thought they saw in the video their version of the incident would be more important to the grand jury than what grand jurors thought they saw in the video. They could easily make what looks like brutality seem like average police work ending in tragedy.

    Systemic and institutional racism ensures this outcome, where police in any part of the United States can escape charges for killing unarmed black men. The outcome is never intentional. It just works like clockwork, always finding innovative ways to avoid holding officers accountable; for example, transforming the grand jury process into a secret trial where officers are given extraordinary opportunity to exonerate themselves.

    Altogether, it ensures that police officers never have to pay for using violence against black lives who matter less to the criminal (in)justice system and systemic reforms are the only answer to addressing this problem of killer cops going unpunished.


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    This is a problem that could be easily fixed if we just focused on common sense and stopped swallowing bs propaganda. Here's how...

    1. Every cop wears a body cam.
    2. Cop doesn't leave briefing until confirmed said body cam is running.
    3. Body cam footage is sent to police department AND third party private company.
    4. Any police misconduct CANNOT be investigated by the same department that is accused of said misconduct (this is the big one).
    5. Stop expanding police with military equipment while citizens are being deprived of their second amendment rights (this creates conflict and mistrust).
    6. Stop living in denial and discuss why crime is so rampant in certain areas of town. Its not police racial profiling when the vast majority of said crimes is being commited by a certain group of poeple in a certain area. Its just a fact at that point. Maybe its hard for some people to swallow, but thats how it is. The focus is going to go where the focus is needed. For example, the question should be why is their so much black on black crime rather than why are black poeple always getting arrested and focused on? Clearly theres a larger issue here.
     
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    Thousands march in New York protesting Eric Garner verdict, decision sparks nationwide fury

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    Protesters are taking to the streets of New York City and other cities after a grand jury voted not to indict an NYPD police officer over the chokehold death of Eric Garner

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    I live in the sh!t hole that is NY (state). Why do I say sh!t hole, look at our draconian gun laws. NY city police have been focusing on quality of life crimes, that means enforce all laws jay walking everything. They think it lowers all crime rates and the murder rate is going to be very low this year. I AM NOT ADVOCATING THESE POLICIES, I am just try to state what the reality is in NY. Let me tell you this if I am told I am under arrest I will submit because the cops will subdue my lilly white a$$ with as much force as it takes to do so. Staying alive is high on my list of priorities. Let me also say I wish eric garner was still alive. I wish the cop relaxed his grip and let garner breath.
    But make no mistake in the police state of NY if you break the law they will arrest your a$$.


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    :thumbs_up:....................Thanks button went to the protests yesterday and hasn't returned yet :beerglass:
     
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    I professionally taught Restrain & Control Procedures to mental health workers, cops, and prison guards for 20 years. I also owned a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy where we specialized in teaching chokes.

    I have only heard about this case of death in New York, not seen any video, but I've studied such cases for decades in order to learn how to restrain people safely.

    The most common cause of death during restraint is a phenomena known as "Positional Asphyxia". This occurs when the person being restrained has a large, fat belly. Placing the person in a prone position, then sitting or laying on their back causes the fat to compress their diaphragm, inhibiting its movement up and down, resulting in asphyxia. It has nothing to do with compressing the trachea, or vascular restraint.

    I would bet $100 this is what caused the guy in New York to die. I would like to see a video someday to see if the cops were on top of him. Wal-Mart changed their shoplifter restraint procedures after a string of deaths from positional asphyxia several years ago. No mental health facilities use that type of horizontal restraint anymore. It's too dangerous.

    I've seen it occur and had to stop it in my classes hundreds of times. People have a natural instinct to put the person being restrained on their belly, face-down.
     
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    I don't think the Good Rev is happy about the murder of Mr Garner...............

    My Outrage At The Murder Of Eric Garner

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    A Staten Island grand jury has cleared an NYPD officer of criminal wrongdoing in the chokehold case of Eric Garner, the unarmed man who died while being arrested in the borough earlier this year.
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    Ya gotta love cops...........Not! Seems they believe that someone who uses police powers to homosexually assault people and choke people (to death) is a "model officer." I'd hate to see what they consider a bad one :afraid:

    Defenders of cop involved in Garner death say he's a 'model officer'
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    [h=1]'Demonized' NYPD officers claim obese, asthmatic chokehold victim Eric Garner contributed to his own death and that he shouldn't have resisted arrest[/h]
    • Eric Garner was killed by officers in July who grabbed his neck
    • Sparked waves of protest and calls for police reform
    • Medical report found chokehold killed Garner but ill health contributed
    • Police union reps say NYPD has been 'thrown under the bus' by politicians


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    So the guy was selling cigarettes.

    BFD.

    Was that worse than the basis for the sitcom "Dukes of Hazzard", where the old guy was selling bootleg whiskey? <-- Wouldn't it have gone over well if Boss Hogg's minions had killed the old guy, eh?

    What we have here is a true pastiche of fucked-up-ness:

    1. Entire black communities behaving like ten years out of the trees. Robbing, assaulting, murdering (each other), resisting arrest as if they were Transformers or otherwise immune to getting killed.

    2. Arrogant Cops with the idea that it is "Us" (cops) vs "Them" (US citizens), without any restraint. Instead of knocking on a door with a search warrant, they bash it down and throw in grenades. OOP. Wrong house. Use a chokehold that is forbidden... too bad, he's dead. One less CIGARETTE SELLER OFF THE STREETS!!!

    Put these two together -- and they are -- and you have a guaranteed recipe for widespread death and misery. Be sure to add the race-baiters (Al Sharpton, et al) and more logs get thrown on the bonfire.
     
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    Search, Mr Brown, was also thrown under the bus but
    run over.
     
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    You get two things that are incorrectly EQUATED:

    1. A degenerate thief/thug/strong-arm robber with a sense of entitlement gets his ass blown away in Ferguson because he was in the process of beating down a cop who was responding to the call that the degenerate thief/thug/strong-arm robber had just robbed a store.

    2. A guy selling cigarettes... NOT robbing anyone, just oh-so-evilly dodging a tax (like Dukes of Hazzard), gets put in a FORBIDDEN choke hold by cops who went violent on him, and is killed by these cops.

    THESE TWO THINGS ARE NOT THE SAME!

    But the race baiters on one side, and the arrogant cops on the other... BOTH EQUATE THEM.

    It is a two-sided problem. As I said to Muj in the past, I can understand the lousy situation blacks are in... Eric Garner was just trying to get through the day (Insert song clip: "...but that's a little bit more than the law allows...") He wasn't threatening or robbing anyone. Cops didn't give a shit, and killed him.

    But I will stand flatfooted and say that any single person who equates the thief/thug/degenerate in Ferguson with cigarette-seller Garner is either a race pimp or an ass.

    Totally different sides of The Problem.

    And it is going to get much worse. I haven't a clue -- other than cameras on cops that they cannot turn off -- of how to defuse this bomb.
     

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