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NYPD fires Officer Daniel Pantaleo for chokehold in Eric Garner's death

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by SummerMadness, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. SummerMadness

    SummerMadness Senior Veteran

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    NYPD fires Officer Daniel Pantaleo for chokehold in Eric Garner's death
    Rest in Power Eric Garner
     
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  2. Hank77

    Hank77 Well-Known Member Supporter

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  3. Brightmoon

    Brightmoon Apes and humans are all in family Hominidae.

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    I live in NYC. I have no idea why this guy was allowed to get away with an illegal chokehold for 5 years . He should have been fired long before now.
     
  4. Hank77

    Hank77 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I wonder how old he is and if keeping him on had anything to do with him getting his retirement?
     
  5. JohnAshton

    JohnAshton Well-Known Member

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    Was he allowed to retire?
     
  6. SummerMadness

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    It looks like he will receive no pension.
     
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  7. ThatRobGuy

    ThatRobGuy Programmer Extraordinaire Supporter

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    Police get away with far worse in many cases. Check out the page "Police the Police", there's some videos of some horrendous behavior that doesn't result in any sort of punishment. Everything from shooting a surrendering person in the back, tackling kids because they happened to be filming an incident as it takes place, etc...

    We have a serious problem with law enforcement that's very specific to the US (when compared to other civilized countries)
     
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  8. Nithavela

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    German police can be pretty bad, too, especially in bavaria. They don't shoot people as easily, but they are amazingly brutal for a country that is known for being relatively civilised.
     
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  9. trunks2k

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    Police unions are strong.
     
  10. D.A. Wright

    D.A. Wright Stealth Defender Of Holy Writ Supporter

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    And the other dozen or so officers that stood there with their thumbs up their own rears and let him lie there and die. What a crew of animals. It still makes me want to literally vomit.
     
  11. D.A. Wright

    D.A. Wright Stealth Defender Of Holy Writ Supporter

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    In the '80s, at least, it was just as bad in the Kaiserslautern area. They would pummel you just for talking back to them. My neighbor came home black-eyed and bloodied one day when his wife mouthed off during a traffic stop. And white folks were afforded no special treatment (as well they shouldn't be). I can't deny, though, that I felt a little safer knowing that the polizei were on the ball, especially with the Red Army Faction on the loose bombing and gunning for us GIs.
     
  12. Tigger45

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    I’m glad to see that Eric Garner’s death ultimately received some justice even if only a token, compared to the priceless loss of life not only for him but his friends and family also.
     
  13. Nithavela

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    My parents were on the RAF watchlist. Got stopped several times by submachinegun wielding goons.

    Can't imagine them being affiliated with the RAF, they have been voting FDP for their entire lives. Don't ask me why, they don't own a company or hotel.
     
  14. Arcangl86

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    It also had to do apparently with the federal government playing games about potentially charging him and asking NYPD to hold off on administrative discipline while they made up their mind.
     
  15. Brightmoon

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    I believe it. My old phone was tapped for years because of something silly my son did when he was 12 , which he didn’t even get in trouble for.
     
  16. SummerMadness

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    The sad part is that the prosecution didn’t happen because someone is thinking or re-election and believes despicable acts is the way to whip up the base. Don’t hold people you like accountable to “troll the libs.” I think people need to accept the fact that they are irredeemable at this point; the only way back for them is for an electoral loss.
     
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