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Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold
NY Daily news ^ | 7/18/14 | BY KEN MURRAY , KERRY BURKE , CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA

Posted on 07/18/2014 5:11:11 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda

Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows. BY KEN MURRAY , KERRY BURKE , CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.

“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.

Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.

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KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; arrestrelateddeaths; cops; danielpantaleo; donutwatch; ericgarner; murder; newyorkcity; statenisland; taxes
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So basically he was killed for taxes, but what do people in that city expect when they constantly elect leftys into office?
1 posted on 07/18/2014 5:11:11 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

But, but... the police are on our side...


2 posted on 07/18/2014 5:13:41 AM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

In before the badge worshippers.


3 posted on 07/18/2014 5:18:32 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If he broke up a fight that means he was doing the job of the cops. That’s a big union no-no!


4 posted on 07/18/2014 5:20:28 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Died from being in a chokehold... so it comes down to being strangled by cops.


5 posted on 07/18/2014 5:22:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Did they shot his dog afterwards?


6 posted on 07/18/2014 5:23:29 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I am waiting for the browser to allow me to read the article. Is that what the man did? He broke up a fight? Whatever happened to common sense?

Do cops really need to manhandle a 400 guy?

I don't understand. Cops must really wimpy these days.

7 posted on 07/18/2014 5:23:37 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Murder plain and simple. Midget cop all tatted up like the thug he is.


8 posted on 07/18/2014 5:24:54 AM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

No surprise here. As the government get bigger and more out of control so does its armed enforcers. Inevitable. Will get worse.


9 posted on 07/18/2014 5:26:04 AM PDT by all the best
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To: defconw

No they said he was selling UNTAXED cigarettes. In other words the lefties didn’t like it that they couldn’t steal money, so they killed him.


10 posted on 07/18/2014 5:26:37 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Yet they do nothing about the Lawbreaker-In-Chief...


11 posted on 07/18/2014 5:30:38 AM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Thanks, I finally got to read the article. Even of he was selling cigarettes they had no right to kill the man. Selling cigarettes does not warrant a death sentence.

May the widow sue their asses off! If the damn government kept their noses out of people's business, they wouldn't have to worry about cigarettes. Damn, the mob has been doing it for years.

What is up with that skinny little tattooed wanna be thug? I'd have to laugh at him, if he said he was a cop.

12 posted on 07/18/2014 5:31:53 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: defconw

Evidently the man was known to police for selling untaxed cigarettes, and he got upset when police approached him and began questioning him about that. His breaking up a fight earlier had nothing to do with it.

It seems to me like this is a case of the cops arresting a man on the charge of resisting arrest, if you know what I mean.


13 posted on 07/18/2014 5:31:54 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Note the tattooed appearance of the “cops” who strangled him. Cops are turning into nothing but thugs in this society.

Maybe the hippies in the 60s had it right by calling them “pigs.”


14 posted on 07/18/2014 5:32:26 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: defconw

Can a 400lb. man put his hands behind his back? I think they were asking the impossible from him.


15 posted on 07/18/2014 5:34:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Leaning Right
Cops went looking for trouble and they got it. Hope they lose their jobs. They had no probable cause to harass the guy. Talk yes, harass no.

I was a criminal justice major. I have known a fair number of cops. Most of them were good guys. Some of these cretins becoming cops now, I wouldn't hire to watch the hen house. (I'm 50, to give perspective).

16 posted on 07/18/2014 5:35:19 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: defconw

The thing is, I don’t see any cigarettes on him. They said he just broke up a fight and then the cops came up and accused him of trying to prevent the state from stealing money from cigarette sales so basically they killed him. Gotta get that money for illegals and welfare breeding cows!


17 posted on 07/18/2014 5:36:37 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

They can’t / won’t / too chicken / to go aftert he really bad guys. They have to excersize their POWER and CONTROL over jaywalkers, smoke peddlers and all kinds of assorted other meaningless and victimless offenders to stisfy their needs.

Chalk up one more thing to add to the list of capital offenses:

Jaywalking
Camping without a permit
Walking with a bb gun
Sitting on a bench


18 posted on 07/18/2014 5:37:29 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Probably not and probably can't get down on his knees either. If the dude was not doing anything at the time, the should have just kept going. No common sense. Mostly I think he mouthed off at them and these cops these days are all about us having to respect them no matter what.

I am reminded of Cartman fro South Park- "Respect my authority". That made me laugh and these clowns make me laugh.

How long before people have had enough and start shooting back? Wonder if the cops will regret their gangsta thugging persona's then?

19 posted on 07/18/2014 5:39:50 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Yep. Not a crime to stand on the street. He may or may not have been selling cigs, but I don't see none on him. No probable cause. The cops were busting you know what. They murdered that man.
20 posted on 07/18/2014 5:41:42 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: SolidRedState

Smoking a cigarette outside and drinking a beer in a paper bag is also dealt with harshly. I was in Time Square a few months ago waiting on line OUTSIDE to see a show and a cop came up and gave me a ticket for doing both of those things, and it was not 20 feet from where the Muslim tried to detonate a car bomb a few years ago. Remember that? He just left his car in the middle of Times square and the cops did nothing while smoke poured from it. But smoking a cigarette and drinking a 12oz can of Bud in a paper bag?? WHOA! Highly illegal! No doubt chewing gum will be illegal next.


21 posted on 07/18/2014 5:44:20 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; All
..so the (City) Revenue Cops; bought this guy "down", they expected to collect
some $$$$/street cred and now the family may win a (negligence) lawsuit.

22 posted on 07/18/2014 5:55:39 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Leaning Right

The Cos defense is that Cigarettes were hazardous to his heath and can cause death.


23 posted on 07/18/2014 5:58:50 AM PDT by Autonomous User
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To: Darksheare
In before the badge worshippers.

What is the point of your post? You really think any Freepers are going to defend the cops in this case?

24 posted on 07/18/2014 6:07:42 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra; Alaska Wolf

There are some who go around and defend, even worship police misbehavior all while shrieking at us that we are somehow wrong to mistrust cops.
Alaskawolf was one such cretin.
So yes, there are creepers who do indeed defend this crap.
Heck, on the one thread about the cop beating the tar out of that lady, four people said it was right and proper.


25 posted on 07/18/2014 6:12:28 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It’s a shame the guy died, but it’s his own damn fault. He was breaking the law. Cops tried to arrest him. He resisted. Anytime you resist arrest, you’re asking for trouble.


26 posted on 07/18/2014 6:24:40 AM PDT by Lucas McCain (Liberalism is the willful embrace of abject stupidity.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"Here I am, protectin' and servin'...say, is that your dog?!? BAM!


27 posted on 07/18/2014 6:31:03 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Lucas McCain

They had no probable cause to arrest or harass the man, so he should not have been forced to resist. Just because I guy has a badge that does not give him the right to put his hands on anyone.


28 posted on 07/18/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: defconw

How do you know they had no probable cause? The article said the guy was known to sell illegal cigarettes. Whether he had broken the law or not is up to others (judges, juries, etc.) to decide. But if a cop says “You are under arrest,” you have no right to resist. To do so is worse than stupid, it is criminal. The time to contest the legitimacy of the arrest is NOT out in the street.


29 posted on 07/18/2014 6:38:47 AM PDT by Lucas McCain (Liberalism is the willful embrace of abject stupidity.)
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To: SolidRedState
They can’t / won’t / too chicken / to go aftert he really bad guys. They have to excersize their POWER and CONTROL over jaywalkers, smoke peddlers and all kinds of assorted other meaningless and victimless offenders to stisfy their needs.

Bears repeating. Bullies always go after the low-hanging fruit.

30 posted on 07/18/2014 6:42:55 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Little did anybody know that the moratorium on, “stop and frisk,” would spawn the new practice of, “strangle and suffocate.”


31 posted on 07/18/2014 6:45:56 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: defconw
Do cops really need to manhandle a 400 guy?

There weren't any 90 YO grandmothers to arrest...they've been snatched up by the TSA.

32 posted on 07/18/2014 6:46:36 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: TangoLimaSierra; Darksheare
"In before the badge worshippers."

What is the point of your post? You really think any Freepers are going to defend the cops in this case?


Oh my gosh. You've been here since 2006? Read any thread -- any -- involving the injury, sexual invasion, humiliation or death of a person under suspicion or arrest, and you will see it over and over.

33 posted on 07/18/2014 6:47:46 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Why is this news now? They’ve been doing us like this for years!


34 posted on 07/18/2014 6:48:29 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: Lucas McCain
They like to harass people. He didn't have any on him. It's stupid on their part. Now if it happened to me, I would not resist, I would let them take me in, lawyer up and sue them for false arrest. But then again I am not a 400 pound black man who is tired of being harassed by the cops.

The government created the problem in the first place. They don't give a crap about any body's health, they just want to make money off it. They didn't get their piece. Even if he had a cigarette stand on the side walk, you still can't kill the guy. No common sense was exercised here at all. How far is a 400 pound guy going to get? He had a pending court date. Why escalate it? Because some little tiny men wanted to feel big and bad by taking down the big man.

I knew a guy, who was huge like that. Big teddy bear, his crime? Took a leak on a dumpster behind a bar. Two hot shots decided that this was the crime of the century as well. The two morons would not even have seen it if they had not been in the Burger King drive through.

He did not resist, but they still had 4 units respond and a paddy wagon. He went with them. I called a lawyer and he was released immediately.

35 posted on 07/18/2014 6:48:50 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: Albion Wilde; TangoLimaSierra

Heck, post 26 in this thread.


36 posted on 07/18/2014 6:51:26 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Lucas McCain

I dont know if he was breaking the law though, they said he broke up a fight then was standing around when they accused him of selling untaxed cigarettes and when he protested saying he didnt do anything, they went wrestlemania on his ass. NYC is a fascist state, its what happens when liberals run unapposed, I moved out 2 years ago for that reason so I don’t trust anything the cops do there.


37 posted on 07/18/2014 6:52:12 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Night Hides Not

This is the same bunch that beat that old man up for jay walking. I mean good thing they stopped him from getting hurt..... Oh wait!


38 posted on 07/18/2014 6:55:24 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Check out post #26.


39 posted on 07/18/2014 6:55:59 AM PDT by MortMan (All those in favor of gun control raise both hands!)
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To: Darksheare

they will be here.


40 posted on 07/18/2014 6:58:00 AM PDT by sport
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To: defconw

“He did not resist, but they still had 4 units respond and a paddy wagon. He went with them. I called a lawyer and he was released immediately. “

My point exactly. Thank you for making it. Fighting with cops out on the street is asinine.


41 posted on 07/18/2014 6:59:39 AM PDT by Lucas McCain (Liberalism is the willful embrace of abject stupidity.)
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To: sport

I know.
They cannot resist.


43 posted on 07/18/2014 7:01:08 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: null and void; bobby.223

nullandVoid, ping.
bobby.223, ping


44 posted on 07/18/2014 7:01:46 AM PDT by sport
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To: Lucas McCain
-- But if a cop says "You are under arrest," you have no right to resist. --

It depends. There is a right to resist unlawful arrest.

Your Right of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest

Not saying it is smart to resist, but doing so isn't per se criminal, as you intimate.

45 posted on 07/18/2014 7:02:00 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Lazamataz; Lucas McCain

I LOVE the badge worshippers.
Having dealt personally with twenty years of harassment by the police, I can tell you something: Objecting to police harassment is NOT grounds for immediate execution.


46 posted on 07/18/2014 7:03:07 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Lucas McCain

I agree, you will not win that one. But I get why guys do. I don’t even blame them. But cops would do themselves a favor and all of the public if they would dial it down a few notches and save the macho stuff for the real bad guys. You know the ones who actually are shooting at them. I don’t see their John Wayne bull when they are actually at a disadvantage.


47 posted on 07/18/2014 7:03:43 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: ScottinVA
Cops are turning into nothing but thugs in this society.

You just now learning that?

48 posted on 07/18/2014 7:04:11 AM PDT by sport
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1; Slings and Arrows; Doomonyou; ...
So basically he was killed for taxes,

Of course. Not paying taxes is the underpinning of all criminal law.

Seriously.

Every crime the law has is there because it impacts taxes.

Murder someone? How dare you take a taxpayer (or future tax payer) off the rolls!

Rip off an individual or a corporation? You've reduced their ability to pay taxes...

JBT Ping list


49 posted on 07/18/2014 7:10:28 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: defconw

The good news is that the dozen thugs will all go home safe, so the guy is dead as long as they are safe and will face NO action.

Next week there will be a video of a cop attack on a 90 year old women in a wheel chair for looking mad at a blue thug.


50 posted on 07/18/2014 7:11:45 AM PDT by chiefqc
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