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  • DNA test shows 1-year-old girl is daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner

    07/03/2015 5:18:39 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/03/2015 | JOHN MARZULLI
    --snip-- Jewel Miller said Legacy, born April 13, 2014, has been shunned by the Garner family, but it’s not just about the money her daughter is entitled to receive. “They knew she was his (Eric’s) daughter but they didn’t want the public to know so they could keep up the image of the happily married husband and wife together which was the farthest thing from the truth,” Miller told The News.
  • Eric Garner Daugther On Baltimore Riots: "What Other Choice Do We Have?"

    04/28/2015 8:18:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | April 28,2015 | Jeffrey Poor
    Monday night on CNN with Don Lemon, Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner who died while being restrained by police in the New York City borough of Staten Island, said the rioters in Baltimore were all but justified Monday’s actions.
  • Eric Garner’s daughter on Al Sharpton: ‘He’s all about the money’

    02/23/2015 11:01:57 PM PST · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 24, 2015 | Kevin Sheehan and Carl Campanile
    Al Sharpton is all about the Benjamins, a daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner claims in a bombshell videotape. Erica Snipes tees off on the reverend as interested primarily in money during a secretly recorded conversation by controversial conservative activist James O’Keefe’s group, Project Veritas. One of O’Keefe’s investigators poses as a Garner supporter with a hidden camera during a protest last month at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island.
  • Anti-Police Brutality Protests Disrupt Shopping, Subways In Bay Area (Video)

    01/19/2015 11:55:51 AM PST · by KingofZion · 17 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | January 19, 2015 | Michael Allen
    Over 100 protesters marched through Oakland on Sunday against police brutality. The demonstrators held signs and blocked traffic while being followed by dozens of cops from the Oakland Police Department. The protest was mostly peaceful, but there were some tense moments and three demonstrators were detained by officers. The demonstrators held signs that read: "Black Lives Matter," noted USA Today. About 50 demonstrators performed a "die-in" outside a local Walmart and chanted "poverty is violence," while 100 people disrupted shopping in Emeryville, California, by blocking traffic and yelling, "Stop shopping. Shut it down." The protests were planned to coincide with...
  • Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ

    01/10/2015 7:54:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2015 | F. Peter Brown
    Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ A "statement of commitment to racial justice." More than 400 Catholic theologians signed a statement protesting the “deep-seated racism” of the US and compared Eric Garner to Jesus Christ. Written by St. Louis University Professor of Theological Ethics Dr. Tobias Winright, it is called a “statement of commitment to racial justice.” Advertisement-content continues below What prompted the writing of the statement was the killing of blacks by police officers. The statement reads: The killings of Black [sic] men, women and children—including but not limited to Rekia Boyd, Eric...
  • Potential Candidates for Michael Grimm’s House Seat Begin to Surface

    Daniel M. Donovan Jr., the district attorney in the controversial police chokehold case on Staten Island, appears poised to run for the seat in Congress about to be vacated by Representative Michael G. Grimm, and may face several adversaries if he does. Mr. Donovan, who impaneled the grand jury that cleared a police officer in the July death of Eric Garner, said in a statement on Tuesday that he was “very seriously considering the race.” But some other prominent Republicans and Democrats also expressed interest, either publicly or privately, in running for Mr. Grimm’s seat. Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican assemblywoman...
  • T-shirt of the Year

    12/31/2014 2:13:25 PM PST · by Lizavetta · 37 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
  • Anti-Police Protesters Plan To Disrupt New Year's Eve Celebrations

    12/29/2014 3:44:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | December 29, 2014 | Kerry Picket
    Anti-police protesters are planning to disrupt New Year’s Eve celebrations at major metropolitan sites. The website Stop Mass Incarceration calls upon activists to not allow New Years Eve 2015 “to go down because business as usual in Amerikkka includes wanton police murder of Black people.”
  • Fort Bragg High asks team from Mendocino to stay home over T-shirts (Can't Breath)

    12/28/2014 8:33:20 AM PST · by rey · 39 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | December 27, 2014 | BILL SWINDELL
    A high school basketball tournament set to begin Monday in Fort Bragg has been thrust into the national discussion over police killings of unarmed black men, after Mendocino High’s girls team was disinvited because its players refused to stop wearing a T-shirt with the slogan “I Can’t Breathe” during warmups. The debate has pitted socially progressive high school students from Mendocino against a blue-collar Fort Bragg community still mourning the killing of Ricky Del Fiorintino, a Mendocino County sheriff’s deputy and popular wrestling coach at Fort Bragg High who was gunned down in March by an Oregon fugitive. The controversy...
  • Eric Garner’s daughter posts address of cop at his death

    12/26/2014 12:55:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    NYPOST ^ | December 25, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Bruce Golding and Corrie Thomas
    One of Eric Garner’s daughters marked Christmas Day by spreading personal information about an NYPD cop who was present during the chokehold death of her father — outraging officers still reeling from last weekend’s execution-style slayings of two policemen in Brooklyn. Erica Garner tweeted that cop Justin D’Amico was “another officer that helped killed [sic] my dad,” and directed her 5,000-plus Twitter followers to a Web page that lists ­addresses for D’Amico and five possible relatives. The information was viewed about 500 times before Garner’s stunning tweet was deleted following inquiries by The Post.
  • Two more NY men arrested for threatening police after officers killed

    12/26/2014 12:57:49 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | Reuters
    Two more men have been arrested for threatening New York police, including one who called the precinct headquarters of two officers killed as they sat in their patrol car and asked to speak to one of them, a police spokesman said on Thursday. The arrests bring to six the number of those detained for threats against the New York Police Department since officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot on Saturday by a gunman seeking revenge for unarmed black men killed by police. Tyrone Melville, 41, of Manhattan, was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly called the switchboard of...
  • Meet the man who set into motion the events that led to Eric Garner’s death

    12/24/2014 11:07:35 AM PST · by Starman417 · 49 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-24-14 | DrJohn
    This is Philip Banks. Until recently he was the Chief of Department in the NYPD, the highest ranking black police office in the NYPD. Philip Banks set into motion the events that led to Garner’s death: An order to crack down on the illegal sale of 75-cent cigarettes in Staten Island came directly from Police Headquarters, setting off a chain of events that ended in Eric Garner’s death, the Daily News has learned. Chief of Department Philip Banks — the highest-ranking uniformed cop in the city — sent a sergeant from his office at 1 Police Plaza in July to...
  • # SHUTDOWN5THAVE Closes Stores, Roads In New York City

    12/24/2014 4:12:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 54 replies ^ | December 24, 2014 | Mary Chastain
    Protesters in New York announced a march on 5th Avenue to defy Mayor DeBlasio’s moratorium on demonstrations after two NYPD cops were slaughtered. The Twitter account @MillionsMarch posted a sign that said to meet at 59th and 5th. Another Twitter account posted a sign that said “No Christmas shopping as usual.”
  • Anti-cop protesters flood NYC despite de Blasio’s appeal

    12/23/2014 4:18:35 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 43 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 12/23/14 | By Georgett Roberts and Aaron Short
    Anti-cop protesters flood NYC despite de Blasio’s appeal By Georgett Roberts and Aaron Short Over a thousand anti-cop activists began demonstrating on Tuesday to shut down Fifth Avenue as people try to do last-minute Christmas shopping — even as Mayor de Blasio has called for a moratorium on the demonstrations, and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton blamed them for the deaths of two murdered officers. “NYPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today?” chanted the protesters, who started on the sidewalk but have now moved into the streets of Fifth and Madison Avenue. The agitators started moving downtown on 5th...

    12/23/2014 4:29:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN Correspondent Sara Ganim reported that a small group of protesters were yelling at police officers who had gathered to pay their respects at a memorial to slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Monday. While Ganim said that most of the people who had showed up were paying their respects to the officers, she added “I do, just in full disclosure, want to say that in the last couple of minutes, for the first time today, we’ve seen protesters come out here and start yelling at groups of police who are mourning their slain police officers.”
  • De Blasio’s nightmare: New York’s mayor has lost the police — and maybe much more than that.

    12/22/2014 7:48:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 22, 2014 | Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush
    Bill de Blasio, like his progressive political idol Barack Obama, is finding out that you can’t do the New Politics if you don’t pay attention to the old politics. In Obama’s case, it was a failure to recognize the threat posed to him by Republicans who didn’t buy into his calls for a post-partisan partnership with Congress. For New York’s ambitious liberal mayor, it was an inability to keep long-simmering tensions with the city’s traditionally powerful police department from boiling over in the last few days. Just over a year after sailing into office with 72 percent of the vote...
  • Battered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt

    12/22/2014 11:34:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2014 10:39 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire and Colleen Long
    As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killings of two officers. De Blasio called on Monday for a halt of political statements until after the funerals of the slain officers, an appeal to both sides in a roiling dispute centered on the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers. “We are in a very difficult moment....
  • Flashback: Al Sharpton told those Upset with Garner Death to "Fight Back" Against Police

    12/22/2014 2:16:04 PM PST · by rightistight · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/22/14 | Aurelius
    In the aftermath of the death of Eric Garner, Al Sharpton told those upset with the actions of police to “fight back” against them. In the time since his statement, police have been attacked by angry people upset with the deaths of Michael Brown and Garner. This violence reached its highest point this past weekend when a man murdered two NYPD officers in cold blood as they sat in their police cars. Sharpton, speaking to a crowd at Garner’s funeral, told people to fight back. “You can’t stop us on this one,” Sharpton told the crowd. “God will take care...
  • NY Police Union Head Blames Mayor, Protesters For Officers' Deaths

    12/21/2014 12:06:48 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 80 replies
    CBS News via You Tube ^ | 12/20/2104 | Staff
    Hours after two NYPD officers were shot and killed, Patrick J. Lynch, President of the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, said there was "blood on many hands," including Mayor Bill de Blasio and people who have recently protested against police violence.
  • Police believe New York City cop killer was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family: sources

    12/21/2014 7:31:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 12-20-2014 | BY Tina Moore , Bill Hutchinson
    Police believe New York City cop killer was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family: sources BY Tina Moore , Bill Hutchinson NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:11 PM Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, shot two cops dead as they sat in a patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant to avenge the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. He also shot his former girlfriend at her home in the Baltimore area on Saturday morning, police said. Law enforcement sources said the NYPD has dispatched investigators to Baltimore to probe Brinsley's past and suspected involvement with the Black Guerrilla Family prison...
  • Critical Evaluation of the Eric Garner case (vanity)

    12/21/2014 5:58:23 AM PST · by RC one · 33 replies
    Free Republic | 12/21/2014 | RCone
    Much has alrteady been said of the alleged choke hold employed by officer Panatelo against Eric Garner and the resulting turn of events that ultimately ended with Garner's death. I have watched the video dozens of time and would like to offer my own perspective, as an ER nurse, of what happened. I will include two You Tube video links as references.In video number 1, we observe the initial confrontation between Garner and the police. At 38 seconds, officer Pantaleo has attempted to subdue Garner and we see his left arm going around Garner's neck. This is the beginning of...
  • Anger at The Cop Killer - And The Police (People Cheering Murder)

    12/21/2014 4:30:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 20, 2014 | M.L. Nestel
    Across the street from the hospital where two Brooklyn police officers were brought after being murdered, there were carnations and a makeshift memorial: a cardboard box and a handmade sign in marker reading, "R.I.P. NYPD." Hundreds of cops saluting as the bodies were rolled out with a full escort by highway patrol. Citizens were watching in shock from above on the subway station. Throughout New York, the execution-style killing of these officers in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn has generated a near-universal sense of horror at the crime -- and sympathy for the victims. "Now we have two families that's...
  • VIDEO: NYPD officers turn away from Mayor de Blasio as he enters police presser for murdered cops

    12/20/2014 6:22:46 PM PST · by george76 · 94 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | December 20, 2014 | Alyssa Zauderer
    Police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he walked into the police press conference about the two NYPD officers shot and killed execution-style in Brooklyn.
  • Police officers turn their backs on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (edited title)

    12/20/2014 10:22:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 21, 2014 | Chris Spargo
    Many are blaming the murder of two New York City cops on Saturday afternoon on Mayor Bill de Blasio following his recent support for protesters in the city marching in opposition to a grand jury's decision to not indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner. Hundreds have taken to social media to say that de Blasio has 'blood on his hands' and should 'be charged with murder' after the two men were killed 'execution style' in Brooklyn. What's more, many feel that de Blasio should not attend the officers' funerals, this after many members of the NYPD signed a...
  • ‘Can they breathe?’ Execution-style killing of two NYPD officers celebrated; ‘Salute the shooter’

    12/20/2014 5:07:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 20, 2014 | Staff
    It was just last night that a handful of supporters of the New York Police Department attempted to hold a #ThankYouNYPD rally. The group was easily outnumbered by protesters, who taunted them and likened the gathering to a Klan rally. Just days before that, police haters hijacked a #BlueLivesMatter hashtag, while others were caught on video at the #MillionsMarchNYC chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops!” With news just coming in that two New York City police officers were reportedly ambushed in their patrol car and shot execution-style, it’s not surprising that the anti-cop contingent is coming out to proudly...
  • CNN Guest on Brooklyn Cop Shooting: ‘Al Sharpton Got What He Wanted’

    12/20/2014 4:35:29 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 105 replies ^ | Dec 20,2014 | John Feldman
    CNN Guest on Brooklyn Cop Shooting: ‘Al Sharpton Got What He Wanted’ by Josh Feldman | 5:30 pm, December 20th, 2014 video 397 No information is yet known about the motivations of the man who fatally shot two NYPD officers today, but that hasn’t stopped people from already drawing conclusions, most noticeably connecting this gunning-down of two officers to recent anti-police sentiment in New York. Retired NYPD detective Harry Houck wasted no time in blaming those protests and the people behind them for what happened today. He said the demonstrations have “all be predicated on lies,” and even went so...
  • No Exam Delay for Oberlin Students 'Traumatized' By Grand Jury Decisions (Hilarious)

    12/17/2014 5:19:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies ^ | 12-16-2014 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    Last week, Robby wrote here about how "students are so coddled by the feelings-protection regime at university campuses that they now believe disheartening national news developments—such as the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases—entitle them to final exam extensions." Columbia Law School delayed final exams for students who felt unable to take them in the wake these developments. Students at Harvard and Georgetown began demanding their universities follow suit.One might think that Oberlin College, known for it's ultra-crunchy reputation, would be all about this. At least one professor at Oberlin, however, is having none of...
  • Law Student Digs The Hole Deeper

    12/17/2014 5:06:21 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies ^ | 12-15-2014 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    When students at Columbia and other law schools around the country demanded that exams be postponed because they were traumatized by the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, we and many others responded with ridicule. In today’s National Law Journal, a third-year law student at Harvard named William Desmond says that we got it all wrong: the request for extra time for exams was a sign of the students’ strength. For entertainment value, you should read the whole thing, but here are some excerpts: [O]pponents of exam extensions have declared that to grant these requests would be a disservice to...
  • Police To Mayor De Blasio: Stay Away From Our Funerals

    12/14/2014 6:22:53 PM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-14-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The New York City Police are asking Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to stay away from their funerals should they be killed in the line of duty.This comes after the Democratic mayor smeared the police after the Eric Garner grand jury decision. The New York Post reported: Not over their dead bodies. ​ Cops are warning Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa ​Mark-​Viverito to stay away from their funerals should they be ​killed in the line of duty.The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association distributed a flier to members, blaring: “DON’T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE!” Cops were encouraged to...
  • Lakers don 'I Can't Breathe' shirts

    12/10/2014 6:48:14 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 10, 2014
    The Lakers each had the T-shirts on their chairs in their dressing room before the game. Every player except backup center Robert Sacre wore the shirts. "I think it's us supporting that movement and supporting each other as well as athletes," Bryant said after the game. "I think the beauty of our country lies in its democracy. I think if we ever lose the courage to be able to speak up for the things that we believe in, I think we really lose the value that our country stands for.
  • Berkeley Protesters Block Highway, Stop Train

    12/09/2014 12:36:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Newser ^ | 12/9/14 | Evann Gastaldo
    rotests against the grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner continued for a third consecutive night in Berkeley, Calif., yesterday, with more than 1,000 people blocking traffic. Protesters thronged both sides of Interstate 80 as well as train tracks in the city, forcing an Amtrak train to halt, the AP reports. The protests had started as a peaceful march earlier in the day; the group chanted, "Who do you protect? Peaceful protest!" at the Berkeley Police Department as officers in riot gear kept them from getting near. Then protesters sat outside...
  • ‘Tramautized’ Georgetown, Harvard Law Students Demand Postponed Finals

    12/09/2014 9:34:47 AM PST · by bgill · 32 replies
    yahoo screen ^ | Dec. ?, 2014 | yahoo
    Minority student coalitions at Harvard and Georgetown law schools are pressing administrators to postpone or defer finals.
  • The Department of Social Justice

    12/08/2014 7:58:08 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies ^ | December 8, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    December 8, 2014 4:00 AM The Department of Social Justice Federal officials lectured Ferguson residents about “white privilege.” By Ryan Lovelace When Department of Justice officials arrived in Ferguson, Mo., one day after the death of Michael Brown, it wasn’t just to conduct an investigation on potential civil-rights violations. In fact, officials from one Justice Department office were conducting meetings with Ferguson residents to educate them on subjects such as “white privilege.” The DOJ’s Community Relations Service arrived in Ferguson purportedly to lessen the tension between protesters and city officials. But sources who attended the DOJ’s private gatherings with Ferguson...
  • NYPD cops warned militant group Black Guerilla Family ‘preparing to shoot on-duty police officers’

    12/07/2014 10:50:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/06/14 | Rocco Parascandola and Thomas Tracy
    A tattooed gang of militants declared open season on the NYPD in the wake of the Eric Garner grand jury decision, according to a threat a police union verified Saturday. Ten Black Guerrilla Family members are “preparing to shoot on duty police officers,” Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said.
  • Rep. Justin Amash says police arresting Eric Garner used 'clearly excessive force'

    12/06/2014 12:55:59 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 56 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | December 04, 2014 | Andrew Krietz
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The action taken by a New York City police officer against Eric Garner is "clear," writes U.S. Rep. Justin Amash on Wednesday. Clearly excessive force against #EricGarner. I pray that peace and justice will prevail. The incident was captured on video, showing Garner talking with police as they suspected him of selling tax-free cigarettes. The 43-year-old man then is overcome by officers who take him down to the sidewalk. Garner cried out, "I can't breathe," several times before becoming motionless.
  • Not a chokehold: Truth of the Garner arrest

    12/06/2014 12:25:57 PM PST · by FreeReign · 189 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/14/2014 | Bo Dietl
    It wasn’t a chokehold. That’s just the biggest single distortion in all the talk about the Eric Garner case, in which the public has been misinformed and misled from the start. The Rev. Al Sharpton has never had to put himself in harm’s way to protect our streets against crime, as our police officers do every day. He’s in no way qualified to stand on his soapbox and dictate procedures. I spent decades in law enforcement. During my time with the NYPD, I was responsible for over 1,400 felony arrests — any of which could’ve required the use of deadly...
  • Wal-Mart pulls TV ad on criticism that it echoes Garner’s death

    12/06/2014 11:27:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 5, 2014 | Michele Richinick
    Protesters across America this week chanted “I can’t breathe” in honor of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after being placed in an apparent chokehold by a New York City Police Department officer this past July. The phrase also happened to be a line spoken by a black actor in a Wal-Mart television commercial, which has now been removed following criticism that it reminded viewers of Garner’s death.
  • Barkley to Critics: They Can 'Kiss My Ass'

    12/06/2014 8:06:27 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 12/5/2014 | unknown
    On Thursday "Inside the NBA" on TNT, panelists Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith discussed the issues of Garner, race and Ferguson in light of Barkley's recent remarks on police and accusations of police brutality motivated by race.
  • Protesters storm Apple store and Macy's in third day of anti-racist demonstrations in NY

    12/06/2014 2:28:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    Protesters have staged a third night of rallies in New York following a grand jury's decision not to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo over the chokehold that killed black father-of-six Eric Garner. Authorities attempted to appease the crowds by insisting prosecutors will consider charges against the officer who fatally shot 28-year-old Brooklyn father Akai Gurley in November. And Eric Garner's daughter, Erica, revealed she does not believe racism played a role in her father's death. However, hundreds of people gathered at various locations in the city - and elsewhere across the United States - to denounce the use of...
  • Grand Jury Protesters: If You Like Your Big Government, You Can Keep It

    12/05/2014 5:33:12 PM PST · by ebshumidors · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/05/14 | Ebben Raves
    It is interesting to watch the aftermath of the Eric Garner Grand Jury decision coming so soon after Ferguson. “White Police Officer Once Again Kills Unarmed Black Man – And Gets Away with It” is already the reaction in many places. Sides are drawn and the usual suspects race-bait, pontificate, riot and ask for calm, or in Jesse Jackson’s case, donations. Other than there being a white police officer and a black man dying while resisting arrest, these cases are not similar, no matter what many would like you to believe. In one instance, the Grand Jury determined that Officer...
  • Staten Island DA Didn't Ask Garner Grand Jury To Consider Reckless Endangerment Charge: Source

    12/05/2014 10:11:22 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 12/5/2014 | Andrew Siff
    Staten Island's top prosecutor did not ask grand jurors to consider a reckless endangerment charge in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a source familiar with the case told NBC 4 New York. District Attorney Daniel Donovan only asked grand jurors to consider criminally negligent homicide charges against NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo...
  • "So Like Everyone On the Right is Now Outraged by the Garner Death..."

    12/05/2014 8:04:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | December 03, 2014 | Ace
    December 03, 2014 So Like Everyone On the Right is Now Outraged by the Garner Death Just Like They Were Outrage by the "Militarization of Police" in Ferguson I'm a dissenter. Frankly, I think everyone on the right is looking to prove "We're not one of those sorts of people who automatically defends anyone who kills a black person." And we did that in three Racial Incidents running. I know my first reaction in both Trayvon Martin's case, and in Michael Brown's case, was to side with the black victim. And maybe this is the wrong time to put my...
  • ‘The sound of our dead bodies’? Baltimore protesters ‘stay militant’ at lighting ceremony

    12/05/2014 6:30:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 4, 2014 | Staff
    Protesters seem to be attracted to holiday lighting festivities like moths. As Twitchy reported, a mob of Ferguson protesters crashed the tree lighting in Seattle, surrounding and terrifying young children gathered on stage to perform holiday music. Demonstrators in Philadelphia booed a children’s choir as they tried to sing Christmas carols. And in New York City last night, protesters convened but missed out on their dream to burn down the tree at Rockefeller Center. Thursday night was the lighting of the Washington Monument in Baltimore, Md., and once again, the promise of families enjoying holiday festivities was too much for...
  • Protesters Close Thoroughfares, Clash With Police To Decry Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

    12/05/2014 5:46:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    CBS New York ^ | December 4, 2014 | Staff
    Demonstrators took to the streets all around Manhattan, clashing with police officers, in a the second night of protests a day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. When the protests began early Thursday evening, a crowd of a few hundreds morphed into an estimated 10,000 protesters in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan.
  • 11 Facts About the Eric Garner Case the Media Won’t Tell You

    12/05/2014 5:33:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 60 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jim Meyers
    Reprinted from Sources in the mainstream media expressed outrage after a grand jury declined to indict a New York City policeman in the death of Eric Garner, but there are 11 significant facts that many of them have chosen to overlook: 1. There is no doubt that Garner was resisting an arrest for illegally selling untaxed cigarettes. Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik put it succinctly: “You cannot resist arrest. If Eric Garner did not resist arrest, the outcome of this case would have been very different,” he told Newsmax. “He wouldn’t be dead today. “Regardless of...
  • NYPD Officer Who Fatally Choked Eric Garner Wasn't Indicted, Man Who Filmed the Incident Was

    12/04/2014 2:45:36 PM PST · by bgill · 51 replies
    yahoo ^ | Dec. 4, 2012 | Ryan O'Connell
    On the same day one grand jury decided not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who was killed after being put in a chokehold last July, a different jury did indict 22-year-old Ramsey Orta, the man who captured Garner's death on camera. Orta was charged with weapon possession after being arrested on Aug. 2, less than one month after taping Garner's confrontation with police.
  • New York Cigarette Taxes Killed Eric Garner

    12/04/2014 12:21:02 PM PST · by servo1969 · 20 replies ^ | 12-4-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It just keeps happening. We go from the Michael Brown case to the Eric Garner case in New York, and once again it becomes necessary to sort through all of the disinformation that's out there and try to make sense of it. At the end of the process here, once again, we have a grand jury decision, which, in many sectors of the culture and society, is unacceptable and is thought to have been rigged and is thought to have been unfair. So the president of the United States has said that we are not gonna let up, he...
  • Palo Alto: Protesters shut down Highway 101

    12/04/2014 11:38:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | December 4, 2014 | By Jason Green
    A protest over a grand jury's decision to not indict a New York police officer in the death of Eric Garner briefly shut down Highway 101 in Palo Alto on Wednesday. The protest, which appeared to involve students from Stanford University, started about 7:30 p.m. and lasted two hours, said police Agent Marianna Villaescusa. No arrests were made. "It was very peaceful," she said. "We tried to work with the group as much as we could and keep everyone safe."
  • Obama on Garner: 'My Tradition is Not to Remark on Cases'

    12/04/2014 11:02:16 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 3, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    In his remarks Wednesday on the non-indictment of the New York police officer who allegedly choked Eric Garner to death during a routine arrest, President Barack Obama claimed that he does not involve himself in such controversies. "My tradition is not to remark on cases where there may still be an investigation," he said. The opposite is true: from Skip Gates to Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown, Obama nearly always weighs in. Even more bizarre was the fact that Obama upstaged New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The news networks had all been awaiting the mayor's press conference at...
  • Protesters Seeking Justice Crash Tree Lighting Ceremony At City Hall (Phila)

    12/04/2014 10:24:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | December 4, 2014 | Staff
    he sounds of the holiday season were upstaged by chants for justice by protesters in Philadelphia Wednesday evening. The protesters, angered by two separate Grand Jury decisions to not indict two white officers in the deaths of two unarmed black males — one in Ferguson, Missouri and another in New York — started by staging a “silent die-in” at 30th Street Station. The group laid silently on the ground.