Well this is really going to help the situation. A grand jury on Staten Island has refused to indict the police officers who choked an unarmed black man to death, despite the whole thing being on video, the coroner ruling it a homicide and the police admitting the choke hold is against their policies. I’m sure we’ll hear now how he was a “demon” who reminded them of Hulk Hogan so it’s all okay.
A grand jury on Staten Island voted on Wednesday afternoon not to indict a police officer in the July chokehold death of Eric Garner, according to someone briefed on the matter. See related article.
Mr. Garner, 43, died in July after officers tried to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes. The medical examiner concluded that a chokehold applied by Officer Daniel Pantaleo helped cause Mr. Garner’s death.
The decision was awaited across the country as tension lingers from a Missouri grand jury’s refusal last month to indict an officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson.
Mr. Garner was also black and unarmed. His fatal encounter with the police was captured on video, and his dying words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry for protesters against police brutality in New York.
Here’s the video of his murder. I dare you to try and justify this:
Guess who the federal prosecutor is for Staten Island? Loretta Lynch, Obama’s nominee for attorney general. This country is about to explode. And frankly, maybe it’s time it did.