Skip to comments.Grand Jury Declines to Indict NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Chokehold Death: Sources
Posted on 12/03/2014 11:28:41 AM PST by dead
A New York City grand jury has declined to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold case of Eric Garner, the unarmed man who died while being arrested on Staten Island earlier this year.
In opting not to indict, the panel determined there was not probable cause that a crime was committed by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was seen on a widely watched amateur video showing him wrapping his arm around Garner's neck as Garner yelled, "I can't breathe!" during the summer altercation.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnewyork.com ...
Eric Garner had a long criminal record of over THIRTY criminal arrests and THREE cases pending for the exact same thing cops were questioning him about selling illegal cigarettes on the corner,
Oh...dear....will we now see Congressional members of the Congressional Black Caucus laying in the aisles of the House, being held in a chokehold by another Black Racist Congressperson? The problem African-Americans is with you, not law enforcement officers!!!
You folks are now all alone, politically,...in the wilderness...put there by yourselves and your leaders, Obama, Holder, Sharpton, the CBC, the NAACP and the Obamabot Democrat Party!!!
The vast majority of the American people have your number!!! Your criminal lie game....folks is up!!!
The guy was resisting arrest.
"Thugs lying in wait?
This guy (allegedly) sold untaxed cigarettes. Thats it. That is the crime that led to this incident."
Won’t make a bit of difference to the rioters...............
That - PLUS resisting an officer.
1. Why should selling untaxed cigarettes be illegal?
2. How is his record at all relevant to what happened? How does it justify the use of a chokehold (which is specifically prohibited by NYPD regulations)?
I think the cop was very wrong. Whether criminal i do not know. But, the city will need to pay the family. I would be totally upset if this happened to anyone in my family.
ROFL good one and let us not forget “Pants Up, Don’t Loot”.
Watch the video. At most, he was passively resisting arrest. Does not justify the use of a chokehold (which, again, is specifically prohibited by the NYPD).
I’m all choked up
“1. Why should selling untaxed cigarettes be illegal? “
Because the people of the State of New York have passed a law making it so. That’s why.
That, and they must be smuggled across state lines - most likely from here in North Carolina. Cigarette smuggling from low tax states is a huge business in the USA.
I didn't realize that it was a capital offense.
Did the choke hold kill him? Was the cause of death strangulation?
Patrick Lynch, president of the PBA, has consistently maintained that Pantaleo performed a seatbelt hold rather than a chokehold on Garner during an attempted arrest which precipitated the 43-year-old father’s death on July 17 in Tompkinsville.
It looked to me like the guy was resisting being searched. Apparently, the hold was some sort of legal variant of the now-illegal choke hold, what a FoxNews guest just described as the “seatbelt maneuver”
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