Newsmax: 11 Facts About the Eric Garner Case the Media Won’t Tell You
Inquisitr: Eric Garner Criminal Past Emerges: 30 Arrests In 34 Years, Including Assault
Reason.com: It Wasn’t Just a Chokehold That Killed Eric Garner (article says that an officer on site had seen cigs being exchanged and cited Garner with a warning 2 weeks prior for this.
From The Inquisitr: “Garner, 43, had history of more than 30 arrests dating back to 1980, on charges including assault and grand larceny,” writes Newsmax’s Jim Meyers, taking his information from the WSJ report.
(Interesting side note: That would make Garner’s first arrest at just 10-years-old, which calls into question how WSJ got its info since those early records should, by all accounts, be unavailable to the public considering Garner was a juvenile at the time he was brought in for the unspecified offense.)
Meyers notes that at the time of Garner’s death, he was “out on bail after being charged with illegally selling cigarettes, driving without a license, marijuana possession, and false impersonation.”
Garner’s death was the unfortunate combination of individual things that shouldn’t cause death.
And don’t bitch about gray market cigs.