What I find interesting is the atty for the cop with permission released details of the testimony given to the Grand Jury. At one point the accused cop stated Garner had him pushed up against the glass window of the store and the cop felt the glass bowing in the window and feared he and Garner both were in danger of going through the window. This was surely verified that such a thing occurred by witnesses (like the store owner with a birdseye view) . Funny, I don't recall Garner's friend including that in the video he filmed . Some minor details of the Grand Jury testimony were released yesterday. I hope they release all of it ASAP.
Edit- This video Garner's friend posted online isn't the only video that was taken of the arrest.
Officer Pantaleo, 29, led the grand jury through the confrontation, narrating three different videos of the arrest that were taken by bystanders.
Last edited by vesper; 12-05-14 at 06:47 PM.
The fact is, I am quite comfortable with the coroners position that his weight and associated ailments all contributed to his death. His weight doesnt make him an asshole. 30 arrests, many of them felonies...that is a pretty solid indicator. Hanging around with his buddy the cameraman and his 27 arrests and convictions...THAT is a decnt clue as well. But his weight? Hell that just makes him a guy that eats a lot and doesnt exercise much. Thats just fact. If he walked around the block 3-4 times a day at a high rate of speed he probably would be alive today.
The choke hold did not kill him. The cops did not kill him. He had a heart attack because he resisted arrest. And he died. And it is sad.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman