We’ve talked a great deal about the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, at the hands of a police officer, whom a grand jury refused to indict after discovering facts not included in the earlier media reports. Now in New York City, a grand jury has refused to indict a police officer for killing Eric Garner, putting a lethal chokehold on him for the crime of selling untaxed loose cigarettes!
Some call this another act of police racism. But many conservatives are condemning the police action for other reasons, including the heavy-handed way state power is used to enforce foolish tax laws. What do you think about this case? [Read more...]