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Two cops pulled off streets, Staten Island DA looking into death of dad of six after NYPD cop put him in chokehold during sidewalk takedown — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, Mayor de Blasio promise full investigation at a City Hall news conference. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan Jr. investigating the chokehold death of Eric Garner during an arrest.

BY Laura Dimon , Rocco Parascandola , Larry Mcshane
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:02 PM
Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 5:05 PM




A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk,...



Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold


Two NYPD officers were yanked off the street Friday as cops and the Staten Island district attorneys investigated the stunning death of a suspect placed in a banned chokehold.

The officers were slated for desk duty pending completion of the probe into Thursday’s death of Eric Garner, 43, as he was brought down by five NYPD officers outside a Tompkinsville beauty parlor.

“Loss of life is always a tragedy,” said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at a City Hall news conference. “Nobody began the day with the expectation it would end the way it did.


New York Daily News Police officials said Garner has a history of arrests for selling untaxed cigarettes.


New York Daily News A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehld and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, according to video of the incident.

New York Daily News 'I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!' Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he resisted being handcuffed. A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, according to video of the incident.



“So it’s a tragedy ... that needs to be totally investigation, with the questions answered.”

He was joined by Mayor de Blasio, who had earlier sent his condolences to the dead man’s family and promised a “full and thorough investigation.”


New York Daily News An NYPD spokesman would only say the man “was being placed in custody, went into cardiac arrest and died” at Richmond University Medical Center.
New York Daily News Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, ceased struggling and appeared to become unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, ceased struggling and appeared to become unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene.



The Rev. Al Sharpton said the one-sided attack on an unarmed man who couldn’t breath was an outrage.

“It’s the most inhumane, insensitive display of disregard for the citizens you’re supposed to protect that I’ve seen in a long time,” Sharpton said.

Sam CostanzaEsaw Garner holds pic of her late husband as she sits with sons Emery (l.) and Eric. “They wouldn’t tell me anything,” she said of cops.

Sam CostanzaEric Garner's family including (L-R) son Eric, 18, daughter Erica, 24, daughter Emerald, 22, wife Esaw, 46 mother Gwen Carr, 65, and son Emery, 14, are mourning the loss of him from their family.

TOMAS E. GASTONEric Garner's sister, MTA bus operator Lisha Flagg, 38, wants justice for Eric Garner's death.
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  • The two officers put on desk duty were not identified, but one had eight years with the NYPD and the other four years before their violent encounter with Garner.

    “My office is working along with the NYPD to do a complete and thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Garner's death,” said District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan Jr. in a Friday statement.

    John Roca/For New York Daily News (By JohnMayor DeBlasio and Police Commissioner Bratton vowed at a news conference at City Hall that there would be a full investigation into the death of Eric Garner.

    The police Internal Affairs department began its investigation Thursday night, hours after the unarmed man’s death.

    The NYPD, in its official statement about the fatal incident, said only that Garner went into cardiac arrest and died at Richmond University Medical Center. No criminal charges were filed Thursday in the death.


    John Roca/For New York Daily News (By John“Loss of life is always a tragedy,” said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at a City Hall news conference. “Nobody began the day with the expectation it would end the way it did."

    But a video captured Garner’s desperate pleas for help as one cop shoved his head into the sidewalk and three others pinned him down — while a fifth cop put him in handcuffs.

    “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” he shouted in vain. By the video’s end, Garner was lying motionless on the sidewalk as cops chased eyewitnesses away.


    Joe Marino/New York Daily News Staten Island District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan says his office is looking into the death of Eric Garner.


    Garner is the married father of six kids and grandfather to two. His outraged family said cops provided them with no details until they arrived at the hospital to identify the body.

    Garner says on the video that he was breaking up a fight before cops arrived, and insisted that he was wrongly accused.

    Officers involved in fatal arrest of Staten Island man now on desk...


    WPIX - New York

    Police Commissioner Bratton says the two officers involved in the fatal arrest of Eric Garner on Staten Island have been placed on administrative duty.


    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...da-man-death-nypd-chokehold-article-1.1871946
 
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*Very stong language in this one.

Statin Island Cops Murder Eric Garner An Unarmed Black US Citizen For Breaking Up A Fight!

[video=youtube_share;XJf8GNTBUA4]http://youtu.be/XJf8GNTBUA4[/video]

http://youtu.be/XJf8GNTBUA4

Published on Jul 18, 2014
click here to read the entire story http://sotomayortv.com/siracistcops/
 
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[TD][h=1]From Zero to Murder in Minutes: The Latent Lethality of Every Police Encounter[/h]by William Norman Grigg

Whitehall, Pennsylvania resident Kevin McCullers may be crippled for life after being shot repeatedly in the back by a Pennsylvania State Constable trying to serve a warrant for unpaid parking tickets. At the time of the assault McCullers was backing out of his driveway on his way to Dunkin’ Donuts. The officer insisted — let’s all say it together — that he acted out of fear for his life, a condition that is diligently cultivated within the state’s enforcement caste.

“They never knocked on the door! No nothing! I just heard the gunshots!” exclaimed Hafeezah Muhammad, a neighbor who witnessed the attempted homicide.

In a fine display of impartiality between the victim and his would-be murderer, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin conceded that the costumed assailant made “mistakes” and is part of a corps of tax-farmers operate “under no one’s direct supervision” — but said that the victim could have avoided being shot if he had arranged to make the extortion payments on an installment plan.

McCullers was more fortunate than Eric Garner, an asthmatic street vendor who suffocated beneath a half-ton of privileged, state-subsidized suet after five NYPD officers threw him to the sidewalk. One of the assailants put Garner in a chokehold; he was quickly joined by several others who slammed the victim’s head repeatedly to the concrete. Following standard procedure, other officers provided a barricade to protect their comrades as they murdered Garner, who had six children and two grandchildren. One officer threatened a citizen who video-recorded the entire atrocity.

Unlike the belligerent parasites who murdered him, Garner was a productive citizen and a peacemaker: He had just broken up a fight before the police arrived. In doing so he humiliated the armed tax-farmers, who immediately began harassing him in search of a pretext to kidnap him. He had court dates in October for the supposed offenses of pot possession and “possessing or selling untaxed cigarettes,” which was apparently treated as a pretext for a purely retaliatory arrest.

“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the New York Daily News. Every time a citizen leaves his home –or even backs out of his driveway — he runs the risk of an encounter with the police, who are perfectly capable of going from zero to murder in minute when dealing with trivial matters of revenue collection. Of course, the home offers no sanctuary in a country where police routinely kick in doors in SWAT raids that occur before daybreak or after sunset.



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Fighting for your life, and air to breath, is "resisting arrest".

The descriptive phraseology used by William Norman Grigg in that second piece is priceless...
 

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I hate to see police officers painted with such a broad brush. There are some bad ones out there for sure, I've seen it first hand. However I would guess most are just trying to do a difficult job.

Should it be any wonder though that they have at times become puzzling in their aggressiveness and methodology? The destruction of the family, the lawlessness of those in govt, mocking God etc . Should we not expect these things to have an effect in every corner of our society?
 

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[h=1]Connecticut trooper pleads guilty to stealing dying motorcycle crash victim’s jewelry, money[/h][h=2]State trooper AJ Huntsman was accused of lifting more than $8,000 in cash and jewelry from a dying man at a motorcycle crash site in 2012. He later lied to supervisors and the dead man's family about it, authorities said.[/h] BY Philip Caulfield
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:30 AM



WVITState trooper Aaron Huntsman pleaded guilty to stealing cash and jewelry off a dying motorcycle victim in Fairfield, Conn., in Sept. 2012.
His dash cam did him in.

A crooked Connecticut cop caught by his dash cam stealing more than $8,000 in cash and jewelry off a mangled motorcycle crash victim is facing prison after pleading guilty Wednesday.

State trooper AJ Huntsman, 45, was facing 10 years for the theft, but was likely to get just 16 months in jail and five years' probation when he's sentenced on Oct. 3, the Connecticut Post reported.

Prosecutors said Huntsman lifted $3,700 in cash and a $5,000 gold chain from crash victim John Scalesse and later lied to supervisors and the dead man's family about having the loot.

Huntsman rejected two plea bargains before agreeing to plead guilty to third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence.

He was set to be sentenced one day before Scalesse's 52nd birthday, the Post said.

Scalesse, 49, was fatally injured when his motorcycle crashed into a construction truck on a road in Fairfield at around midnight on Sept. 22, 2012.

Huntsman, a 19-year vet, was the first cop on the scene.

As medics loaded the unconscious man into an ambulance, a fireman noticed a large bulge in his pocket, cut his pants open, and found an inch-thick wad of cash, authorities said.

Scalesse, who ran a masonry company, had spent the day eating and drinking at the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy, and friends later told cops they saw him paying tabs with billfold filled with 100s.

Huntsman, who was at the back of the ambulance with another trooper, volunteered to take the cash "as evidence," according to the affidavit posted on CTPost.com.

Later, he pocketed a blood-stained gold chain he found on the ground near the crash site, authorities said.

That night, Huntsman and another trooper went to Scalesse's mother's home to tell her what happened and turned over Scalesse's ID, a pistol permit and cell phones - but not the cash or the chain.

In the coming weeks, Scalesse's father, who knew his son always carried around $4,000 in cash on him, contacted police and firemen to ask about the money and the chain, the affidavit said.

He even spoke to Huntsman directly, who told him any wallet or money would have ended up with the "ambulance crew," the affidavit said.

Questioned by supervisors, Huntsman admitted to taking the chain, saying he'd forgotten it was in his car, but played dumb about the money, authorities said.

Investigators later reviewed Huntsman's dash cam, which showed him taking the money from the fireman inside the ambulance and saying, "I'll take it as evidence."

They eventually searched his car and found the wad, held together with a rubber band, under his front seat.

During the investigation, Huntsman checked into a substance abuse program to treat an addiction to pain meds.

He left court smiling Wednesday, and refused to comment, according to the Post.

With News Wire Services



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...jewelry-money-article-1.1870311#ixzz37ue4N94m
 

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I hate to see police officers painted with such a broad brush. There are some bad ones out there for sure, I've seen it first hand. However I would guess most are just trying to do a difficult job.

Should it be any wonder though that they have at times become puzzling in their aggressiveness and methodology? The destruction of the family, the lawlessness of those in govt, mocking God etc . Should we not expect these things to have an effect in every corner of our society?
I think the main problem is that cops are simply not held accountable for their actions. They go nuts on people for no reason, lie through their teeth and are not charged with any crimes. That's crapola. Every cop in the US should be required by law to wear a body camera while on duty. If the camera is not working before he goes on duty.......the cop doesn't leave the station until it works. If the cop is involved in an interaction with a citizen and the camera was not working when the interaction occured then it is to be assumed that the cop did something to the camera so as not to be caught in lies as to what really happened. You want to be a cop and don't want to wear a body cam then find another line of work.

I also think cops should be randomly drug tested. And any time they are involved in an physical altercation or they pull their gun on any one they should be immediately drug tested afterwards. You want to be a cop and don't want to be drug tested find another line of work. And any time a cop is involved in any type of shooting a drug test should be done immediately following the incident.

Holding cops accountable for their actions should be first and foremost in restoring the publics faith in our legal system. Most cops have the "it's us (the cops) against them (the general public) mentality and that needs to change. Unfortunately I don't see that happening any time soon.

Badged Serial Killers: The Growing Murder Culture of Cops (Part I) by Bill Buppert
http://zerogov.com/?p=3268
 

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"stunning death of a suspect placed in a banned chokehold."

An officer who did this should IMHO be tried for murder or manslaughter, and at the very least should lose his job.

Because this kind of thing will keep happening if there is no prosecution.

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FWIW:

Press conference - NYPD Commissioner Bratton & Mayor de Blasio on Eric Garner murder 7/18/14

[video=youtube_share;iwGnSvd2o4k]http://youtu.be/iwGnSvd2o4k[/video]

http://youtu.be/iwGnSvd2o4k


Published on Jul 18, 2014
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton hold a press conference on July 18th, 2014 regarding the murder of Eric Garner, a Staten Island resident, by police officers. Garner, 43, a married father with six children and two grandchildren was put in handcuffs, head slammed against the ground, and placed in a chokehold while shouting, "I can't breathe! I can't breathe!"
 

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I hate to see police officers painted with such a broad brush. There are some bad ones out there for sure, I've seen it first hand. However I would guess most are just trying to do a difficult job.

Should it be any wonder though that they have at times become puzzling in their aggressiveness and methodology? The destruction of the family, the lawlessness of those in govt, mocking God etc . Should we not expect these things to have an effect in every corner of our society?
it surely will have an effect , but anyone who is given free reign without censure will invariably fall to the lowest common denominator , for example look at a toddler and ask him to share and be nice , for the most part it will not happen , we learn to be civil , just as a toddler does by reinforcement, praise for good behaviour , censure for bad behaviour , if a policeman is never censured for bad behaviour , he will invariably revert to his true nature, the nature of all of us , for we are all of us selfish , and only look to our own gain , but we learn to go against our nature , in order to in part get along and in part to not be punished
 

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Eric Garner Police Brutality Video

[video=youtube_share;81zRIwLrh6I]http://youtu.be/81zRIwLrh6I[/video]

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New video shows police offered no medical help to unresponsive Staten Island dad Eric Garner
 

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When you are not held accountable for causing a death then what is to worry about? These cops don't care because they are not held accountable as the supposed perpetrator was not IN custody but was being taken into custody therefore for some reason he is in the middle and fair game for their brutality. And, It would not matter if he was in custody as that guy who they shot down in Texas had handcuffs on and that badge carrying bonehead plugged him.

Shoot some one and fly a desk for a while? Yeah that's really putting the screws to some one!
 

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Lordy. I just found this statistic on another site:

"The U.S. Government's OWN STATISTICS prove that a resident of the USA is SEVENTEEN TIMES more likely to be be killed by a policeman with a gun than by a NON-law enforcement person with a gun."

I cannot find the reference for the above quote. What I did find was that "only" 309 people were killed by cops in 2013.
http://www.ask.com/wiki/List_of_kil..._officers_in_the_United_States_2013?qsrc=3044

Still, that's a thing to contemplate if you are a gun-grabber...

Oh, wait... I just re-read the quote. It probably is right; the numbers make sense if you take into account how many Americans have guns (and carry), and then figure in how many cops there are and how many THEY killed...
 

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At the 50 second mark it gets interesting.


 
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NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo is the one who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold causing him to die just minutes later.


New video shows police offered no medical help to unresponsive Staten Island dad Eric Garner; cop who used chokehold is stripped of shield, gun

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...ed-shield-gun-article-1.1873033#ixzz3826wIUUJ


Police officer who put 400lb father in a fatal chokehold during arrest is stripped of his gun and badge

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-arrest-gun-badge-stripped.html#ixzz3827NgGSR
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NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo Stripped Of Gun, Badge After Chokehold Death



By VERENA DOBNIK and JAKE PEARSON
Posted: 07/19/2014 10:03 pm EDT Updated: 07/20/2014 1:59 am EDT




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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday.

Officer Daniel Pantaleo, an eight-year NYPD veteran, and an officer who has been with the force for four years were both taken off the street after the death Thursday of 43-year-old Eric Garner on Staten Island, police said.

The department would not identify the second officer but said he would retain his gun and badge while on desk duty. The reassignment is effective immediately and will remain in effect while Garner's death is being investigated, police said.

The president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, the city's largest police union, called Pantaleo's reassignment a "completely unwarranted, knee-jerk reaction."

The decision, Patrick Lynch said in a statement, "effectively pre-judges" the case and denies Pantaleo the "very benefit of a doubt that has long been part of the social contract that allows police officers to face the risks of this difficult and complex job."

Pantaleo did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.

Partial video of the encounter obtained by the New York Daily News shows the 6-foot-3, 350-pound Garner becoming irate and refusing to be handcuffed as officers tried to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed, loose cigarettes on a sidewalk.

The video then shows one of the officers placing Garner in what Police Commissioner William Bratton said Friday appeared to be a chokehold. The tactic, which can be fatal, is prohibited by departmental policy.

The city's Civilian Complaint Review Board said Saturday it would review more than 1,000 chokehold complaints it has received against officers over the last five years in an attempt to "discern why officers continue to use this forbidden practice."

The department disclosed Pantaleo's reassignment hours after Garner's wife, Esaw, burst into tears at a Harlem rally where Rev. Al Sharpton said his death could strain the black community's relationship with the police department.

"This is going to be a real test to see where policies are in the city now and whether the change that we feel occurred has occurred," Sharpton said, referring to promises made by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Bratton to improve the relationship between officers and the city's minority communities. "We are the only ones in the social setup that has to deal with fear of cops and robbers."

Another rally was held Saturday afternoon on Staten Island, near where Garner died. A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at the Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn.

According to federal court records, three men have sued Pantaleo within the last two years over what they argued were unlawful, racially motivated arrests on Staten Island.

In the first lawsuit, settled by the city in January, two black men in their 40s accused Pantaleo and other officers of arresting them without cause and subjecting them to a "humiliating and unlawful strip search" on a Staten Island street that involved ordering them to "pull their pants and underwear down, squat and cough."

The men said they were held overnight on charges that were ultimately dismissed seven months later.

In a second lawsuit, a man accused Pantaleo and other officers of misrepresenting facts in a police report and other documents to substantiate charges that were eventually dismissed.

Garner, who has been arrested for selling illegal cigarettes numerous times in recent years, told the officers who confronted him Thursday that he had not done anything wrong, according to the video of the arrest.

"Every time you see me, you want to mess with me. I'm tired of it. It stops today," Garner shouts. "I'm minding my business. Please just leave me alone."

As four officers bring him down, Garner is heard gasping, "I can't breathe! I can't breathe!" The video shows one officer using his hands to push Garner's face into the sidewalk.

Prosecutors and internal affairs detectives are investigating the death of the father of six and grandfather of two; authorities believe he suffered a heart attack.

De Blasio has called the circumstances of his death "very troubling."

More tests are needed to determine the exact cause and manner of Garner's death, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office said.

Garner's death evoked memories of a similar incident 20 years ago.

Police officer Francis Livoti was dismissed from the NYPD and convicted by a federal jury of violating the civil rights of a Bronx man who died after he apparently used a chokehold on him in 1994.

Livoti has denied he used a chokehold, insisting Anthony Baez died from an asthma attack. The case remains one of the most high-profile allegations of police brutality in city history.

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Associated Press writers Michael R. Sisak and Rachelle Blidner contributed to this report.
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Online:
New York Daily News video: http://nydn.us/1nh2KXr


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yep yahoo.com has it too, f'n pos gets to fly a desk now. I couldn't finish reading the article because the known out come is so typical. Cop is off on vacation as in just has to show up for work and grand jury won't indict so cop gets badge and weapon back. and, resumes his pay grade with chance of promotion.....hey he took one for the team don't ya know!

http://news.yahoo.com/officer-fatal-ny-arrest-stripped-gun-badge-004346477.html
 

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I bet Obama had a grandpa that looked just like him...


Where's Sharpton and Jackson when you need them??
 

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[h=1]Son of Eric Garner, who died after cop used illegal chokehold, says officer ‘should be in jail’[/h][h=2]Eric Snipes, 18, spoke about his father’s death Sunday after four emergency workers who responded to the scene were put on modified duty pending an investigation. The Rev. Al Sharpton called for justice in the tragedy, asking the Riverside Church congregation: ‘Even if police procedures don’t kick in, when does your sense of humanity kick in? Have we gotten so cold?’[/h]

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[h=1]EXCLUSIVE: Internal NYPD report on incident with Staten Island dad Eric Garner does not mention chokehold, states he was not 'in great distress'[/h][h=2]Supervising officers who were interviewed after Eric Garner's death failed to mention the chokehold and told investigators that 'the perpetrator's condition did not seem serious,' a preliminary report obtained by the Daily News shows. A recording captures officers violently taking down Garner on Thursday as he cries that he can't breathe.[/h]

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For selling untaxed cigarettes? I must be getting old but I find it completely innapropriate for a leo to have full length sleeve & pant tattoos. Whats D. D. On thier shirt?
 

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[h=1]NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton orders all 35,000 cops to be retrained in using force after chokehold was used on Eric Garner[/h][h=2]An autopsy on Eric Garner proved 'inconclusive,' but further tests will be performed. As protests and cries for justice resounded on the steps of City Hall, Bratton ordered an investigation on the use of force.[/h]

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Inconclusive ... no great surprise given that the investigators and the instigators are on the same payroll. Retraining .... yeah, to make sure you don't get caught on tape again.
 

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After Eric Garner's death, NYCLU, labor groups push Gov. Cuomo to veto bill making police discipline a union matter

BY Celeste Katz
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 9:04 AM



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In the aftermath of the death of Eric Garner after a confrontation with cops in Staten Island, the New York Civil Liberties Union and labor groups are pushing Gov. Cuomo to veto a bill they say would hamstring the ability of local governments to discipline police for misconduct.

“Police have the power to arrest, jail and use force against New Yorkers,” said NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman.

“Their job responsibilities impact – and can even destroy – the lives of others. This power is simply too great to open up to negotiations."

Garner, an asthmatic 43-year-old father of six, died last Thursday after police -- who suspected him of illicitly selling loose cigarettes -- put him in what appeared to be a chokehold.

That potentially deadly maneuver is prohibited by NYPD regulations.

Garner's death -- which outraged pols have called a "murder" that cries out for criminal charges -- is under investigation, and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton has ordered all 35,000 officers in his department re-trained in the use of force.

The letter notes Cuomo predecessors George Pataki, Eliot Spitzer, and David Paterson all vetoed legislation that would restrict police discipline to a collective bargaining matter.

Cuomo's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the letter or the bill, which is sponsored by Brooklyn Sen. Martin Golden, a former police officer, and Assemblyman Joseph Abbate (D-Brooklyn).

Patrick Lynch, head of the Patrolmens Benevolent Association, has attacked the department's decision to put the cop involved on modified duty as "political" and unfair.

"It is imperative that our elected officials, community leaders and the citizens of our city are supportive of our police officers who do this difficult job every day if we are to expect them to continue putting themselves in harm’s way to keep the city safe," he said following Garner's demise.

Garner's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday evening at Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn.

Groups signing the letter to Cuomo include 32BJ SEIU, 1199 SEIU, the New York State Conference of the NAACP, the National Action Network, and Communities United for Police Reform.

Read it below or here on mobile.

Veto Rec s7801-A9853 Final


http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/da...-discipline-union-matter-blog-entry-1.1876862
 

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Must be a cold day in hell. For once I agree with Al Fricken Sharpton.
Hell must still be frozen as I just stumbled upon a clip from Bill Maher's show (I thought that clown was off the air :p) where I agreed with him (worth the time):

 
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The Murder Of Eric Garner

[video=youtube_share;qHPbNc9OfR4]http://youtu.be/qHPbNc9OfR4[/video]

http://youtu.be/qHPbNc9OfR4

Published on Jul 23, 2014
 

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so they are calling #99 a 120 pound-er? #99 is no little guy he weighs 235 at least. Yes I read the po-po forum and is is regrettable that them things are actually breathing the same air as us...
 

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The autopsy was inconclusive??

"Ladies and Gentleman of the jury, as the video shows my client was walking, talking and breathing right up to the point where these Tattoed up WWE cops put my client in a chokehold and then had at least a half a dozen badges sit on him after he was screaming he can't breath and while one officer rubbed his face into the pavement for good measure"

$25,000,000
 

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*This is one dirty cop............

Eric Garner chokehold cop once accused of strip-searching two men in broad daylight


EXCLUSIVE: NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo had a complaint filed against him by Daren Collins and Tommy Rice in April 2012. The men alleged Pantaleo pulled their pants down and 'slapped' their testicles. The Civilian Complaint Review Board could not substantiate the claims.





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