Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken
it is called subdual
you subdue a subject so they cant hurt you, or themselves
it is trained in every police academy across the country
ONLY AN IDIOT would claim to not understand this
why do police use tasers instead of guns....to subdue NOT kill
same here....only because of the perp's physical attributes, and his refusal to submit to authority, a tragedy occurred
you can keep beating this dead horse all you like, but that is exactly what happened
and until if and when they release the GJ testimony, that is all you will ever know
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Accidental Death Law & Legal Definition
It seems that accidental death is used when a person causes an accident resulting in their own death. As the cop's actions directly led to Eric Garner's death, it would fall under homicide. Watching VanceMack avoid that fact is just laughable.(1) An accidental injury visible on the surface of the body or disclosed by an autopsy, sustained solely by external, violent, and accidental means.
(2) A disease or infection resulting directly from an accidental injury and beginning within 30 days after the date of the injury.
(3) An accidental drowning.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
The medical examiner/coroner makes a determination of the cause of death. This, of course, can be challenged in court.
"Homicide" does NOT mean a crime was committed. Rather, it means the person was killed by another person or persons. Homicide of itself is not criminal. Criminal homicide is criminal. Think of the phrase "justifiable homicide."
It wasn't accidental death because that death was brought on by the actions of another person or people. For it to be declared "accident" would mean you are claiming that if the assault against Gardener had not happened he would have died at that same time anyway.
"Assault" is also accurate. Gardener WAS in fact assaulted by the police. The legal question is was it a legal assault. That's always why the only legal issues should NOT have been just whether Gardener was criminally killed - but also whether it was legal for the police to assault him. The DA took that off the table - as does nearly everyone on this thread.
Rather, they only want to debate absolute extremes. Murder or not murder - not the overall legalities of it.