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No Indictment for NYPD Cop Killing Man in Chokehold in Viral Video

By Carlos Miller | PINAC | December 3, 2014

Just over a week after a Missouri grand jury found no probable cause against a Ferguson cop who shot a teen to death, a New York grand jury found no probable cause against the NYPD cop who choked a man to death in a video that went viral in August.

Eric Garner, 43, died after being confronted by undercover cops who accused him of selling untaxed cigarettes.

A protest is scheduled tonight at Rockefeller Center at a time when the nation is already experiencing protests throughout the country after a grand jury failed to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old teenager.

The one difference is that the Garner case was captured on video, leaving little room for speculation as to what took place. In fact, chokeholds have been banned by the NYPD since 1993 because too many suspects died in custody.

But evidently, it was not enough to convince the grand jury there was enough probable cause to charge NYPD officer Danny Pantaleo, who was seen smiling and waving at a camera in the minutes after he killed Garner as you can see in the video below that also shows paramedics ordering Garner’s lifeless body to stand up without making any attempts to revive him.

Garner’s death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner’s office two weeks after the incident. The decision comes two days after President Obama announced he would seek funding to supply 50,000 body cams to police officers throughout the United States to hold them accountable.

But as we can see here, even with video evidence, it is nearly impossible to charge a cop for killing unarmed citizens.

The man who recorded the incident, Ramsey Orta, was arrested on weapons charges shortly after the video went viral in what many believe was in retaliation. […]

A few weeks after the incident, the New York police union held a press conference explaining that if you don’t comply, you will die. That video is below.

UPDATE: Justice Department to open civil rights investigation in Eric Garner case

December 3, 2014 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Subjugation - Torture, Video | , ,


  1. Reblogged this on | truthaholics.


    Comment by truthaholics | December 3, 2014 | Reply

  2. How bad does it have to get before something is done about the brutality ?


    Comment by summitflyer | December 3, 2014 | Reply

  3. The medical examiner determined Mr. Garner’s death was a homicide, therefore there should be an active investigation to solve this case. Here are some criminal charges to consider under the NYS Penal Code:


    § 125.00 Homicide defined. Homicide means conduct which causes the death of a person or an unborn child with which a female has been pregnant for more than twenty-four weeks under circumstances constituting murder, manslaughter in the first degree, manslaughter in the second degree, criminally negligent homicide, abortion in the first degree or self-abortion in the first degree.

    Criminally Negligent Homicide

    § 125.10 Criminally negligent homicide. A person is guilty of criminally negligent homicide when, with criminal negligence, he causes the death of another person. Criminally negligent homicide is a class E felony.


    * § 121.13 Strangulation in the first degree. A person is guilty of strangulation in the first degree when he or she commits the crime of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, as defined in section 121.11 of this article, and thereby causes serious physical injury to such other person. Strangulation in the first degree is a class C felony.


    Comment by PokeTheTruth | December 4, 2014 | Reply

  4. The chokehold was not even needed to subdue Mr. Garner, as there were more than enough officers to arrest the man. Tragic.


    Comment by Jerry "Peacemaker" | December 4, 2014 | Reply

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