The New York Police Department officer who choked Eric Garner to death during a confrontation over the sale of individual cigarettes is still on the force two years after Garner’s death. His daughter, Erica Garner, tells RT America’s Anya Parampil that she is still speaking with the US Department of Justice and members of Congress, trying to seek justice for her father’s killing. She also talks about her efforts to bridge the gap between police and the black community.
This went right under the radar.
An NYPD lieutenant is the latest active-duty cop to say that the department still uses arrest and summons quotas, despite a 2010 state ban on the practice and a denial from the city’s top cop.
The lieutenant, who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation, told the I-Team that the 10 active-duty cops in a federal class-action lawsuit against the NYPD who came forward this week “were telling the truth” about the illegal practice.
“There is still a quota system within the NYPD,” the lieutenant said.
Of course the NYPD are a trigger happy bunch and will shoot without provocation at the drop of a hair, but I don’t think she will win in a court of law. Her not properly restraining her dog (a pit bull) before she opened the door will probably sink her case dead in the water.
A grieving dog owner in the Bronx is now planning to sue the NYPD after an officer shot and killed her beloved dog. The deadly encounter was caught on camera in the Belmont section. The dog’s owner opened the door after hearing police in the hall. When the pit bull walked towards an officer, wagging its tail, the officer shot it in the head at point blank range. The owner, Yvonne Rosado, is suing the department and the city. The NYPD says it’s investigating the incident.
“I have told the truth in that… and only dead men can tell the truth in this world.”
Justice or money?
“New York City reached a settlement with the family of Eric Garner on Monday, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve a wrongful death claim over his killing by the police on Staten Island last July, a lawyer for the family said.
The agreement, reached just a few days before the deadline to file suit, headed off one potentially fractious legal battle over Mr. Garner’s death even as a federal inquiry into the killing and several others at the state and local level remain open and could provide a further accounting of how he died.
Still, the settlement was a pivotal moment in a case that has engulfed the city and the Police Department since the afternoon of July 17, 2014, when two officers approached Mr. Garner as he stood unarmed on a sidewalk and accused him of selling untaxed cigarettes.” *
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The woman who came to her rescue has the heart of a f*cking lion. These cops had every intention of taking her and doing who knows what to her. Police the police.
May14 around 7PM in Washington heights 140st and Hamilton undercover officers Gonzalez from the 30th Pct. NYPD over stepped his boundaries and was not following proper protocol . #PoliceThePolice
You don’t say?
The people want to know what happened to Freddie Gray in that van?
What the f*ck happened to this brother? The Mayor of Baltimore needs to cut the bullsh*t and get to the bottom of this or her city is gonna be an inferno soon. Another black man meets his death at the hands of police.
The Baltimore Police Department is coming under growing criticism following Freddie Gray’s death in police custody. Concerns include the use of excessive force and the failure of officers to follow police protocol. Ben Swann spoke to former US Marshal Matthew Fogg, who said there wasn’t enough evidence even to arrest the 25-year-old.
I dare a human being on this earth to say in my face that this sh*t is some isolated incident garbage. This is business as usual in every police dept. in this country.
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White privilege at its finest? The restraint these officers showed is unprecedented because black males are being murdered with their hands up and running away from police officers everyday in this country and this family was fighting to the death.
Things just got real. The people are tired of the racist Ferguson police dept. and it should be disbanded immediately.
Two police officers have been shot in Ferguson. One was shot in the shoulder and the other was shot in the face, says Missouri Police Chief Jon Belmar.
Another mother in mourning after her son is gunned down in cold blood by police.
Mother of slain black teen says son’s death ‘baffles’ her.Tony Robinson, 19, was shot and killed by Madison police after they responded to a call … “Initial findings at the scene did not reflect a gun or anything of that nature that … “My son has never been a violent person,” she said.
Kill my son and I want blood, not an empty apology from a historically racist police force.
The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by Cleveland police says she is offended by the city’s response to a family lawsuit, and says she has yet to receive an apology from the city for the shooting. (March 3)
So when are they gonna do one with police officers asking them about their true feeling towards black people and black men in particular? Police depts. across the country are being exposed in recently released reports, as using racial profiling in their policing of urban communities which is old news in itself.
New heat from Banner.
Somebody is gonna take the fall for this in a big way. Glad this video is getting some media attention now. Where are all the free speech advocates rushing to defend them?
A city-funded legal aid organization knowingly participated in a music video where artists rapped that it was “time to start k!lling these coppers” and pointed guns at a man dressed as an NYPD officer, the city’s Department of Investigation has found.
The Bronx Defenders, a criminal defense firm that receives about $20 million every year in public funding, let rappers Uncle Murda and Maino shoot portions of their “Hands Up” music video in their offices near Yankee Stadium and then tried to cover up its involvement, according to a DOI report.
Continued prejudice against African-Americans and other minorities was the central focus of this weekend’s Martin Luther King Jr. commemorations. While honoring the civil rights icon who led millions in acts of civil disobedience throughout the country, marchers also called for a change to the justice system they feel continues to unfairly target communities of color, citing the recent deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. RT’s Manila Chan and Alexey Yaroshevsky attended rallies in Washington and New York.
Hit the the cut to see what they are saying is the actual shootout caught on surveillance cameras.
Must watch. Cartoon by Hip Hop Cartoons
He spoke the gospel.
Kenny who I have watched for years on TNT speaks eloquently to Charles Barkley about his idiotic and reprehensible comments on recent racial issues concerning the black community and an out of control police force. All I can say is #FUCKCHUCK
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