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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Thanks for the ping...
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.
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