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
Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.
From what I've read the coroner ruled that neck and chest compression where the primary causes of death. His heart condition, weight and asthma were contributing factors.
It's Aldo not clear from the reports I've read that Garner was actually breaking any laws at the time. The police knew him and may have simply approached him based on his priors.
The cop clearly violated NYPD policy. He should lose both his job and his pension for it. The city will settle the inevitable lawsuit and the taxpayers will be out millions.
And NY did not burn.
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?
I could see the danger as soon as they pushed him down. Why didn't they? Unfamiliar with unhealthy or large people?
Why would you think it is my police state? Have you run out of interesting things to say?
It would be a police state if people like you got your way and could overturn a Grand Jury decision.
Last edited by iguanaman; 12-04-14 at 12:34 AM.
To clarify something often wrongly said.
The tax on a single cigarette in NYC is 29 1/4 cents each - not a nickel. The per pack tax (20 cigarettes) is $5.85. The tax on little cigars is $4.35.
NYC is a city - more than any other in the USA - that admires wealth and punishes the poor - such is the faux "liberal" stronghold. Smoking is a rich person's luxury like so much else in NYC.
For a person who smokes 1 pack of cigarettes a day (an average for smokers - if not more) - that person pays $175 per month just in taxes - or $2,100 per year in taxes. It is not a progressive tax.
Adding the cost of the cigarettes themselves, cigarette smokers in NYC pay around $350 per month (over $10 per day) for 1 pack of cigarettes per day.
This is BIG money for government, but also cigarette running and smuggling is both big business, little business as just part of being a New Yorker. If every New Yorker who brought in cigarettes from other states was arrested, there would be a million arrests.
Then again, he was an OMG tax evader! Or was he? If he bought the cigarette packs in NYC then he wouldn't be, or so it's seem.