That makes no sense. If the only "witness" is an undercover cop, if he does not testify there can be no trial. Therefore his cover is blown. Certainly that speculation on your part does not add up to it then being a fact, only your speculation. I have my own speculations, but acknowledge that is what it is.
However, that does NOT change the fact that he was not being arrested - only being brought in for questioning - according to that one officer - and nothing shown he was even told that.
There were reports that what he was told was the a shop owner complained and therefore he had to go on his way - and he refused telling the police officers to stop harassing him and that he wasn't doing anything wrong.
All the piles and piles of messages that he was being "arrested" are false.
The YOUNG cop who jumped on his back may well have not actually known what was happened, he does have a history of harassing/abusing poor African-Americans, and my "speculation" (acknowledging that for what it is) is that young punk officer went completely maverick.
When he jumped on Garner's back by surprise - stupidly too as it certain Garner at 350 would stumble backwards into a huge pane of glass, thus endangering the life of that officer for his stupid and wrongful action - and that of Garner (though the officer said he only cared about his safety for the cutting danger he himself had created.)
This left no alternative for the other officers to jump into it.
It was that young, maverick loose-cannon-on-the-deck that set this all in motion. The other officers were telling Garner to go on his way - and Garner was arguing he had a right to be on the sidewalk the same as anyone else.
Whether some 3rd party said s/he saw him selling cigarettes adds up to nothing - and those officers knew it. They were just trying to make a shop owner stop complaining by telling Garner to move on.
Last edited by joko104; 12-06-14 at 12:07 AM.
I have stated facts, not opinion. You on the other hand have not.
The whole picture will bring back the life of Eric Garner? How about any part of the picture?
No, and no...
I didn't beat down the police. They don't to seem to need my help.