NYPD officer will not face charges in death of Eric Garner. Police brace for riots.

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Multiple reports have just confirmed that the NYPD officer involved in the 2014 altercation with Eric Garner will not face criminal charges in his death.
 
NBC reported that on Tuesday, the United States Justice Department concluded its five-year investigation and will not bring civil rights or criminal charges against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
 
“The evidence here does not support Officer Daniel Pantaleo or any other officer with a federal civil rights violation,” said Richard Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for eastern New York. 
 
Back in July of 2014, police noticed 43-year-old Eric Garner allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes, or “loosies” on the streets of New York. When Officer Daniel Pantaleo confronted Garner and gave him lawful orders, he immediately began resisting.
Eric Garner
Eric Garner (Screenshot – YouTube)
 

Officer Pantaleo then reportedly used control tactics to take Garner down and got him into handcuffs. Garner was taken into custody and later died. According to the media, the murderous white cop went after an unarmed black man out of sheer racist hatred.

A mass of emotions swept through the nation after a video that was captured at the scene appeared to show Pantaleo putting Garner in a chokehold as he cried out, “I can’t breathe” while struggling with police.

NYPD officer will not face charges in death of Eric Garner. Police brace for riots.
Police are bracing themselves for the potential riots that may follow the decision. (PxHere)

 

Let’s bear in mind that these cries for “justice” were being screamed before any official investigation into Garner’s death could actually begin.

Calls for “justice” echoed as people rioted in the streets. Later, according to NBC New York, “NYPD’s chief surgeon Eli Kleinman in 2014 found Pantaleo’s action wasn’t a chokehold, and that Garner most likely died because of an underlying heart condition.” 

We’re seeing the same thing today as the narrative continues to be driven by the media. 

USA Today’s headline read, “‘Today we can’t breathe’ DOJ will not bring civil rights charge against NYPD officer in death of Eric Garner”.

The Guardian’s headline was even worse. It read, “Eric Garner: no charges against white police officer over chokehold death”.

NYPD officer will not face charges in death of Eric Garner. Police brace for riots.
The media continued to attack the officer, despite the lack of charges. (Screenshot – Google)

 

Right. No charges.

Because his death wasn’t the fault of the officer.

But let’s ignore those facts in order to generate outrage that conveniently turns into cash flow for the media outlets…

Baltimore Police
Two men throw glass bottles during the 2015 Baltimore riots (US Department of Defense)

 

NBC even tied the cause of death back to the ruling in 2014, which they reported was directly related to the “chokehold” that Pantaleo supposedly used.

They published this again today — even after a number of reports came out that NYPD’s chief surgeon Eli Kleinman found that Pantaleo’s action wasn’t a chokehold and that Garner most likely died because of an underlying heart condition.

“There was no misconduct at all,” Pantaleo’s attorney said about the chief surgeon’s report.

 

Gwen Carr, Garner’s mother, commented on the decision not to bring federal charges against Officer Pantaleo. She says the officer murdered her son.

“There is no justice at all for Eric,” she said. “The harshest punishment is firing. They murdered him and if there was going to be justice, it would have been at the point when he said ‘I can’t breathe’.”

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NYPD officer will not face charges in death of Eric Garner. Police brace for riots.

 

NBC also reported that a grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo following an investigation. The city of New York reached a $5.9 million settlement with the Garner family in 2015 for a wrongful-death lawsuit.

 

Now police are bracing themselves for the potential protests and riots that may follow, similar to the NYC riots following Garner’s death and the Ferguson riots that came in 2014 after the death of Michael Brown.

“As a black man in America I have no expectation that we will receive justice in court without radical change in this country,” said Hawk Newsome, the head of New York area Black Lives Matter chapter, who’s planning a Tuesday night rally in Harlem and a nationwide civil disobedience campaign.

As Officer Jeremy Scharlow recently put it, when blinded by hatred, anger, and prejudice toward police, it is not justice the public is calling for.

NYPD officer will not face charges in death of Eric Garner. Police brace for riots.

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