Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Grand Jury won't Indict NYPD Officer in the Death of Eric Garner

Another bleak day in America.

Another Grand Jury decided to not indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner.

HuffPo reports:
Pantaleo put 47-year-old Garner into a chokehold during an arrest for selling untaxed cigarettes on July 17. In a viral video of the arrest, Garner can be seen screaming “I can’t breathe!” multiple times until his body goes limp. A medical examiner later ruled his death a homicide.
Chokeholds are banned by NYPD guidelines, and Garner’s death prompted large protests across the city.
The grand jury’s decision Wednedsay comes just over a week after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, declined to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
No trial, no punishment... Nothing.

This was videotaped and it didn't mean anything. What will a camera on a cop do, if a video doesn't convince a Grand Jury?

This is getting way out of hand.

1 comment:

Bob Slatten said...

I guess the chokehold is legal if the person is non-white?

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