From CBS New York…
A grand jury decision is expected to come soon, in the case of the apparent police chokehold that killed Eric Garner on Staten Island this past summer.
Garner, a father of six, died in July after being placed in an apparent chokehold by Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Garner was being arrested for allegedly selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.
The grand jury began hearing evidence in the case Sept. 29.
But the grand jury is expected to review a range of charges, including manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and reckless endangerment.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Tuesday that extra police officers will be on hand on Staten Island for the decision in Garner’s death.
Here are the real differences between Ferguson and NYC…
A. Mike Brown was an obvious thug, attacking an officer when he was killed. Eric Garner was a law-abiding father of six, who was vocally, but not physically defending another person from police abuse when he was killed.
B. The Ferguson Grand Jury chose to not indict Officer Wilson. Few people find Daniel Pantaleo’s action defensible. While the jury hasn’t returned a verdict yet, it’s unreasonable that once it’s gone this far, the Grand Jury would not indict him on at least manslaughter. The way most cops escape responsibility for killing innocent civilians is by an internal review board finding the killing “justifiable”, so it never gets to the Grand Jury.
C. Liberals entice and encourage race riots based on specific criteria. It must be an incident where the “victim” is very unsympathetic to most people (bullying, white-hating thugs) therefore the “perpetrator” can be demonized for one group (absent real facts) while the rest look at the facts. The result is a deepened division between the majority of Blacks, and “sympathetic” Liberals, and people who actually think for themselves. The NY case does not fit the mold.
These riots are not about “justice” they are about continuing racial division, and they are fueled by Liberals that thrive on racial division. The same Liberals that give cops more and more power, but then encourage Blacks to respond to that power with more and more violence. If the Grand Jury fails to indict Pantaleo, or fails to return a reasonable indictment (reckless endangerment) then it won’t be hoodlums and trouble-makers protesting, it will be average everyday folk, Black and white, who oppose injustice. The Liberals won’t want that. that would bring unity, not division, and would weaken their hold of Blacks. They must maintain the fiction that Blacks can only trust white Liberals to be on their side.