So far we have established that the American Race Industry includes at least the Legacy Media, Black Lives Matter, Rev Al Sharpton, the ACLU, leftist universities and leftist politicians that all have a vested interest in exploiting race to keep the money and attention flowing to them. In today’s episode of The American Race Industry – Episode 2 of a 3 part series, we’ll take a closer look at how race hustlers exploited the NYPD Eric Garner case. I’m Matt Tullar and here’s my opinion.
On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner lost conscientiousness in a struggle while resisting arrest with 6 NYPD officers including Officer Daniel Pantaleo and died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. On December 3, 2014, a Staten Island County grand jury ruled that Officer Pantaleo did nothing criminal. This decision was immediately exploited by race hustlers like Reverend Al Sharpton who stirred public protests and rallies, with charges of police brutality.
By the end of December 2014, effective race hustling activity in conjunction with the Legacy Media stirred up at least 50 demonstrations nationwide in direct response to this case and hundreds more counting Garner and police brutality as focal points for groups like Black Lives Matter. However, that same month, Newsmax featured an article saying that while sources in the mainstream media expressed outrage after the grand jury exonerated Pantaleo, 11 significant facts had been overlooked.
1. That Garner was definitely resisting an arrest for illegally selling untaxed cigarettes. Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said “You cannot resist arrest. If Eric Garner did not resist arrest, the outcome of this case would have been very different, he wouldn’t be dead today. Regardless of what the arrest was for, the officers don’t have the ability to say, ‘Well, this is a minor arrest, so we’re just gonna ignore you.'”
2. The video of the July 17 incident clearly shows Garner, a big black man, swatting away the arms of an officer seeking to take him into custody, telling him: “Don’t touch me!”
3. Garner, 43, had a history of more than 30 arrests dating back to 1980, on charges including assault and grand larceny. These guys are always portrayed as harmless teddy bears.
4. At the time of his death, Garner was out on bail after being charged with illegally selling cigarettes, driving without a license, marijuana possession and false impersonation. You know, just your average law abiding upstanding citizen.
5. The alleged chokehold that Officer Pantaleo put on Garner was reported to have contributed to his death. But Garner, who was 6-foot-3 and weighed 350 pounds, suffered from a number of health problems, including heart disease, severe asthma, diabetes, obesity, and sleep apnea. Pantaleo’s attorney and police union officials argued that Garner’s poor health was the main cause of his death.
6. Garner did not die at the scene of the confrontation. He suffered cardiac arrest in the ambulance taking him to the hospital and was pronounced dead about an hour later.
7. Much has been made of the fact that the use of chokeholds by police is prohibited in New York City. But officers reportedly still use them. Between 2009 and mid-2014, the Civilian Complaint Review Board received 1,128 chokehold allegations with apparently no other related suspect dying. Patrick Lynch, president of the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, said: “It was clear that the officer’s intention was to do nothing more than take Mr. Garner into custody as instructed, and that he used the takedown technique that he learned in the academy when Mr. Garner refused.”
8. The grand jury began hearing the case on Sept. 29 and didn’t reach a decision until early December, so there is much testimony that was presented that had not been made public, but that of course, didn’t stop the race hustlers especially the legacy media from whipping up the audience. Of course, a few exaggerations always makes the news much more interesting.
9. The 23-member grand jury included nine non-white jurors, like that really matters. When are we going to get over this concept that white people are always dishonest on juries ruling on blacks. More nonsense.
10. In order to find Officer Pantaleo criminally negligent, the grand jury would have had to determine that he knew there was a “substantial risk” that Garner would have died due to the takedown and apparently, he didn’t. Maybe he just shouldn’t have resisted arrest.
11. Less than a month after Garner’s death, Ramsey Orta, who shot the much-viewed videotape of the encounter, was indicted on weapons charges. Police alleged that Orta had slipped a 25-caliber handgun into a teenage accomplice’s waistband outside a New York hotel. Birds of a feather flock together.
Then on July 13, 2015, race hustler success for race reverend Al Sharpton as an out-of-court settlement was announced in which the City of New York would pay the Garner family $5.9 million instead of the $75 million they were asking for. Self declared democratic socialist New York Mayor Bill De Blasio threw NYPD under the bus and said “Obviously, the anniversary is on my mind. I think it’s on the mind of many New Yorkers. And I think the important thing is to stay focused on the work of reform.”
Reform what Bill, your lack of spine and moral fortitude? Remember, that De Blasio is obviously willing to sell out his own NYPD and sacrifice law and order in order to pander votes because its almost always about money and power at the expense of the truth.
And it’s a troubling trend and not just with this big city Democrat. The amount that police departments and cities have paid in settlements and court judgments in police-misconduct cases rose 48% between 2010 and 2014, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of public records.
All of a sudden the cops of America have become brutal racists almost overnight. In 2014, the police departments of the 10 largest cities nationwide with 80% Democratic mayors or managers paid out about $250 million to victims of police misconduct and their families, compared to about $168 million in 2010, the Journal found.
Meanwhile, four years later, the U.S. Department of Justice also declined to bring criminal charges against Pantaleo under federal civil rights laws. A New York Police Department disciplinary hearing regarding Pantaleo’s treatment of Garner was held in this summer and on August 2 an administrative judge recommended that Pantaleo’s employment be terminated.
Last week, on his regular BL program called The Voice Of America Law Enforcement, 34 year police veteran Randy Sutton shared his assessment of the case pointing out how political players like protestors, Reverend Al and Mayor De Blasio all ignored the truth. The officer was exonerated by a grand jury and did not use a choke hold while the suspect with seriously compromised health resisted arrest and caused his own death. What’s there to protest, settle out of court or fire some police officer about that?
Randy Sutton said “Now, this has been a politically charged case since the beginning. Eric Garner, as you will recall, was an individual who during a fight with several NYPD officers died as a result of the fight. It was recorded on several cameras. Officer Pantaleo was accused of using a “choke hold” and killing Eric Garner. The reality is far different. The reality is that he was killed not by a choke hold but by his own medical condition and the stress and physical stress that the exertion of fighting with the police brought upon him. The fact that no choke hold was used doesn’t seem to have mattered to many in the political arena, such as Mayor De Blasio and some of his minions. The NYPD itself has made the critical move to fire the officer even though by all reasonable criteria, the officer did nothing wrong. He was one of several officers who brought down a combative suspect and during that exertion the suspect died. The (US) Department of Justice recently ruled, after 5 years, that there were no charges to be brought in this case. No civil rights complaint. No criminal complaint. The grand jury who heard the original case ruled that the officer did nothing criminal. The fact of the matter is that the NYPD has already paid out millions and millions of dollars in a settlement to the family of Eric Garner. Now the officer who has been on basically desk duty since this happened, had his gun and his badge removed from him, is now facing termination.”
And the politics are still at play in this war on cops and new culture of confrontation. Remember that the father of leftism also known a communism, Karl Marx advocated for violent class struggle as a way to evoke political change from capitalism to socialism and eventually communism.
At the recent Democratic Leftist presidential debates and tax payer money giveaway contest, the self proclaimed Democratic socialist Bill De Blasio was heckled by protestors demanding he fire Pantaleo even though undoubtedly these protesting jokers know both that only a few totally misguided freedom haters would vote for a straight up communist like De Blasio and don’t care about hecklers and also the fact that its not in his authority to fire NYPD officers anyway.
It’s all political theater for the Race Industry show as its ultimately up to Police commissioner O’Neil, who is already likely to cave into political pressure, wrongfully terminate Pantaleo and likely cost the taxpayers of New York millions more when the Pantaleo people justifiable win a wrongful termination lawsuit. But none of these politicians really care as they just pass on the cost to the poor taxpaying slobs of New York City under the slimy vail of racial social justice. What a mess. What a leftist mess. Anybody still wondering why these democratically run cities all have big problems with money, crime and political corruption.
Randy Sutton said “The final decision, however, needs to be made by, and by law, has to be made by the police commissioner of NY. That’s Commissioner O’Neil. There is no doubt in my mind that commissioner O’Neil is going to follow the political environment here and he’s going to terminate Officer Pantaleo. I’d be shocked if he does the right thing and says no. In reality, this is more of the war on cops. That police officers can act with all good intentions, act within the framework of the law, as was done in this case and still, because of politics, lose their careers, lose their financial ability to feed their families and for what? Because of politics. The Policemen’s Benevolent Association, the union representing officer Pantaleo, has been very vocal in defending him as they should be. And I hope that during the appeals process which will inevitably take place and go to the courts. They will determine that an injustice was done here.”
And then Mr. Sutton said “The judge, the administrative judge, who ruled that this officer should be fired needs to be overturned and politics need to be removed. This is a tragic set of circumstances, as it was from the beginning, but a set of circumstances that began because of the noncompliance of a combative suspect. We all know this that if a police officer tells you “you’re under arrest”, you have the obligation as a citizen of this country, to adhere to that and allow yourself to be taken into custody. Those that choose not to face consequences. And if there are no consequences to face when you are resisting arrest then that just empowers people to, once again, get involved in confrontation with police which will inevitably lead to a physical confrontation. Once a cop tells you that “you’re under arrest” you’re gonna go, one way or another. So the culture of confrontation that seems to exist in this country now is dangerous not for just the police but for the citizens as well.”
Next time in this series called The American Race Industry – Part 3 and final episode, we’ll revisit attorney Heather Mac Donald and shed more light on trending crime rates, the fatherless household affect and how the race industry sabotages public perception of the police, undermines recent successful crime reduction, and works to damage the very communities the hustlers pretend to help.
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