I thought the NYPD was headed in the right direction, but I see some things have NOT changed in the city of big dreams. I see they need to be called the city of broken hope, because there doesn’t seem to be any hope for them. A 43-year-old Black man apparently was repeatedly harassed by the police and spoke out to them. And they then proceeded to choke the life out of him. He repeatedly complained that he couldn’t breath but they ignored his pleas. Fortunately the entire ordeal was recorded on somebody’s camera phone. Thankfully! The irony of this is he was breaking UP a fight when they came around.
RELATED: Read about the protest march for Eric Garner.
The officer that put him in the chokehold has been striped of his badge and gun. They need to strip him of his freedom and arms.
As you can imagine, there are protest marches underway. I don’t know what other action can be taken, but I would like to see something more substantial happen.
Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, was tackled by police and immediately placed in a choke following a brief argument outside a local beauty supply store.
Garner, who suffers from asthma, can be heard pleading for help as more officers arrive and begin piling on top of him. “I can’t breathe!” Garner says repeatedly. Face first on the ground, Garner begins to lose consciousness as a seperate officer can be seen pressing his face into the concrete. “Everybody back up!” an officer suddenly screams. Noticing Garner’s lifeless body, police step back as another officer attempts to wake him. “There’s something wrong with him,” a woman says. Likely realizing they just murdered an innocent man, police begin ordering people to step back from the scene. The video’s author, 22-year-old Ramsey Orta, described the incident in detail to the New York Daily News. “They jumped him and they were choking him. He was foaming at the mouth,” Orta said. “And that’s it, he was done. The cops were saying, ‘No, he’s OK, he’s OK.” He wasn’t OK.” According to one officer, Garner was approached for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes, not for breaking up a fight. Garner’s wife, Esaw, told The News that she wasn’t alerted to her husband’s fate until she arrived at the hospital.
“I saw him with his eyes wide open and I said, ‘Babe, don’t leave me, I need you.’ But he was already gone,” Esaw said. “When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time.”
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