"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
The police didn't set out to kill this man, and they didn't beat him. They restrained him forcefully because he was RESISTING.
He died because he had health issues that were not immediately apparent.
This is tragic, but some of you are implying malice when there was none.
This is from July:My husband just said this cop was suspended without pay in July according to everything he's heard on the news and read on the net?
NYPD Cop in Chokehold Death Loses Gun, Badge - ABC News
He's been getting paid.Police Commissioner Bill Bratton had announced Friday that the cop and his partner were on "desk duty," but they still had their guns and shields.
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
(Info just fed to me by Mr. B who called his sister's husband who just retired after 17 years with NYPD) - please confirm on internet if this info is false. My BIL said people who keep calling it "illegal" are wrong, it's not "illegal" just prohibited by the NYPD.
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