Skip to comments.Eric Garner's death in NYPD chokehold case ruled a homicide
Posted on 08/02/2014 4:27:33 PM PDT by Morgana
The controversial death of a New York City man who was placed in a chokehold by police was formally ruled a homicide Friday, a move that will almost certainly place the officers in front of a grand jury and heighten tensions between residents and the police department, city officials and policing experts said.
Eric Garner, 43, died after being placed in a chokehold that caused him to suffer neck and chest compressions during his arrest two weeks ago in the Tompkinsville section of Staten Island, according to findings released by the New York City medical examiners office. Garners weight, chronic asthma and cardiovascular disease were listed as contributing factors.
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This should be interesting...
We had cops in San Antonio beat the crap out of someone and the chief of police said essentially oops my guys got the wrong guy but I can see how.
among other things the SA thugs in blue like to do.
If I remember this correctly, I think he was selling loose ciggies.
Is this a reason to lose your life?
In almost every instance when a murder by cop occurs, the pigs escalate the situation.
Total, immediate, compliance or die.
If any Freeper knows any of the doosh cops involved, you should shun them.
With them there won't be any investigation, suspension without pay, or any due process. They'll be carrying whatever military grade weapon they feel like and they won't spare the ammo.
So basically the cops killed him for the possible offense of selling single cigarettes.
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They can overlook rape or murder, but taxes go right to the bottom line.
Yeah, I left that out of my post. The ruling class gots to have candy to hand out.
the question is, was it CRIMINAL homicide, and i don't see that in the article
Selling untaxed cigarettes shouldn’t be a capital crime.
I’m always against State brutality against its citizens —
But (welcome to The War on Drugs nicotine lovers) in the end maybe it saved lives.
Think of the children! Oh who will think of the children?!
Do anything and everything to fund the underfunded union pensions!!! Boy, you nailed the impetus. The psychology (or psychopathy) is a whole 'nother issue!
I guess being morbidly obese wasn’t a factor?
Granted the victim/perp was in very bad health and that probably contributed greatly to his death, but the bottom line is—
“Chokeholds are a violation of department policy”
You knowingly violate a safety policy and it ends in the death of a very nonserious criminal you’re going to get some time for that.
he should have been an illegal immigrant, then Obama would have made the cops give him free cable and all you can eat buffets.
Commit a homicide and see where pleading that your victim was out of shape gets you. The judge will patiently explain what irrelevant means.
So it’s okay for the cops to kill innocent people as long as they’re fat?
no, but resisting arrest is....when a person with a gun says thet you are under arrest....STFU and comply with what he/she says....
Damned enforcement class is out of control.
“now there’s some real genius, ALL deaths are homicides, even suicide... the question is, was it CRIMINAL homicide, and i don’t see that in the article.”
Homicide: The killing of one human being by another
And the boot licker finitely shows up.
but they still don't say if it was considered criminal homicide
Of course he had something like 31 priors. Sigh.
The 5 cops dog piling on him and stopping him from breathing was a bigger factor.
In most states the Coroner/Medical Examiner has only four choices:
I can't see any way for the JBT supporters to possibly justify what they did to him.
At most, they should have politely issued a written notice /summons to him to appear before a court.
I don't care if it was his first or 21st summons for the same offense. No where have I seen any indication that he was physically dangerous to anyone in public, or committing anything other than regulatory “misdemeanors” .
He wasn't robbing anyone. He wasn't threatening anyone.He wasn't armed with an illegal weapon.
If anyone has any factual information that claims otherwise, I'm certain we would all love to learn of it.
But as of today, I have seen nothing but a bunch of cops killing a USA citizen, because they just didn't like his attitude against an unreasonable attempt to physically detain him for a regulatory infraction.
Why did they attempt to physically detain him?
NYC was losing 29 cents tax per cig. I guess we now know what life is worth in a liberal utopia.
The catch phrase of the blue line, “(s)he was resisting arrest”
Hand-in-hand with the ‘I was in fear of my life’ when reloading 3x filling the ‘perp’ w/ lead.
Should be changed, there is no ‘immunity’ for working w/ the gov’t when one has committed a crime. Keep the taxpayers out of the loop.
Very sad comment. You need a serious heart check.
grow up, we hire these people to maintain control. If they harass you, you have recourse through the legal system....but when they say that you are under arrest, they have the right to shoot you if you do not comply....STFU and take your chances in court.
but when they say that you are under arrest, they have the right to shoot you if you do not comply
It never ceases to amaze me how many statist punks we have here on FREE Republic.
And? What's your point?
Brownshirts indeed. The subject of the Draft came up in DU, they were overwhelmingly for it to even my surprise. The left envisions a draft that looks like the peace corp, but we know it will be just brownshirts.
statist???, I don't think so, but we have a choice as to who is in control of our community...the authorities who we hire, or the thugs who have no responsibility to anyone....like they have in Chicago.....I'll take the cops...
Section 203-11 of the NYPD Patrol Guide is clear:
EXCESSIVE FORCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
My point - as a New Yorker - is that I live among creeps, ok? This guy has six kids - how many of those kids are currently in jail or on the dole?
I don’t support killing somebody over lucies (as I spell it) but this guy was a bad guy, in bad health, and he paid a price for resisting arrest. Eleanor Bumpers, anyone?
But apparently you don't have any problem with it when it happens.
In the immortal words of Bob Dole: stop lying about my record.
Typical! In looking at your home page, I see you live in rural Missouri - no where near an inner city.
I guess you figure that Kansas City has no inner city. It does, but our cops don't strangle their suspects.
I think I summed it up accurately based on your post. You said you don't support killing suspects and then went on to explain away is death and link him with some crazy woman that your police also killed.
You live in rural Missouri according to what I read. I live in NYC where this occurred. If you were to look at my first post on this story, I was appalled that someone could die over a lucie. But this guy had 31 priors - he was an accident waiting to happen. Or a murder, whatever. We went through this with Eleanor Bumpers - another obese crook who died in police custody and the foul-mouthed obese pregnant woman who resisted arrest after grilling on her stoop. The obnoxious, self-defeating resisting of arrests by inner-city blacks is the constant in these stories.
I understand you are upset about police brutality but I’ll concentrate on the shooting of dogs for my outrage.
I remember my parents sitting up with them many a night.
YOU: ...but when they say that you are under arrest, they have the right to shoot you if you do not comply...
My point - as a New Yorker - is that I live among creeps, ok?
You belong among creeps.
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