Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Another Grand Jury NON Indictment
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A grand jury decided not to indict a New York police officer in the apparent choke hold death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died shortly after being accosted by police for selling loose, un-taxed cigarettes in July. […]
Garner was about 350 pounds and suffered from asthma. In cell phone video that captures the moments leading up to Garner’s death, Garner is seen being wrestled to the ground by [NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo] who appears to have Garner locked in a choke hold, with an arm gripped around his neck.
Garner, a 43-year-old father of six can be heard in the video pleading “I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.”
Garner died en route to the hospital soon after. Pantaleo was placed on modified duty.
Jon Stewart's reaction is probably shared by many, many people