2. The man resisted arrest. Considering his size in comparison to the officers, what would you have the officers do to enforce the arrest? How else would you incapacitate an individual of this size who will not give in to the arresting authority given to police officers?
3. The man had been arrested several times before. If I'm not mistaken, he had over 20 charges - most minor - so he should have some understanding of how the law works. Is it not possible, perhaps likely, that Garner resisted arrest previously or at least was uncooperative and it was Garner who escalated the incident this time?
4. If the officer is found to have used a procedure that was illegal or against police department rules, I expect him to be held to account by police conduct reviews and appropriately disciplined and perhaps removed from the force if that is deemed appropriate. I expect no less of the officer to submit to the legal process as I do Garner. The officer went through the grand jury process and now will be subject to the police department's protocol.
The sooner everyone understands and appreciates that rights of individuals can and may often be overridden by the authority vested in law enforcement officers the sooner these types of incidents will cease. This nonsense about shouting "I have rights" and resisting arrest just gets some people an untimely death. Exert your rights where they can be honored and enforced - in a court of law.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
The premise of this thread is utterly laughable and pathetic. If you want to know what a lib is up to, pay attention to what he accuses others of.
Remarks by the President After Announcement of the Decision by the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri | The White House
Basically, it says "we know that cops prey on black communities but please don't throw bottles". That's a long damned way from talking about personal responsibility.
Here is Obama's speech about Trayvon Martin - Remarks by the President on Trayvon Martin | The White House
The crux of this speech is that "yeah, statistics show that black kids get in more trouble but that's because the justice system is racist". Again, nothing about personal responsibility.
Here's Obama's statement on the 2 cops that got assassinated - Statement by the President | The White House
Not even 100 words and, again, no statement about personal responsibility.
Barack Obama and his "social justice" agenda can kiss my ass.
No, but then again you're thinking that the people in the Republican Party are conservatives and they're not. They're largely neo-cons, which are closer to liberals than to conservatives.
2- cops often say that when beating on someone, or put a person in a hold where they cannot possibly be cuffed, and then use that inability to move to claim that the person is resisting.
3- this one you have at least a bit of a point... If you've been arrested that many times you should have some familiarity with the routine. However, that does not change that anything short of dropping prone with your hands behind your back can be called resisting... and even then.
4- he may not be criminally guilty of murder, however, civilly culpable is a different question.
Nobody would have had to put the cuffs on him if he hadn't been breaking the law. Personal responsibility.2- cops often say that when beating on someone, or put a person in a hold where they cannot possibly be cuffed, and then use that inability to move to claim that the person is resisting.
Whose fault is it that they've been arrested many times? Oh wait, he was a CRIMINAL!3- this one you have at least a bit of a point... If you've been arrested that many times you should have some familiarity with the routine. However, that does not change that anything short of dropping prone with your hands behind your back can be called resisting... and even then.
That's just a liberal move to put people in double jeopardy. When you can't get it through the criminal courts, go for a civil trial where the burden of proof is much lower.4- he may not be criminally guilty of murder, however, civilly culpable is a different question.