Thursday, December 4, 2014

Compare and Contrast

I was sure the New York City grand jury would indict the cop who choked Eric Garner to death for at least manslaughter. Now I feel naive and very, very white.

There's not a lot I can say beyond these few tweets:

1) NYPD prohibits chokeholds.
2) Coroner ruled Eric Garner's death by NYPD chokehold a "homicide."
3) Grand Jury lets cop who killed him go.
By Philip Gourevitch

Is there some legal principle that argues against simply having a trial be automatic & required whenever a citizen is killed by the state?
By Anil Dash

CIGARETTES? It's not like Eric Garner was selling credit default swaps he knew were worthless.
By CJ Werleman

Those who hold a legal monopoly on violence should be held to the highest standards for its use, not the lowest.
By mez

Eric Garner reminder: White cop IMMEDIATELY FIRED after photos show him choking white student. Story from the Washington Post.
By The Baxter Bean
I recommend everyone go to Twitter and search these two hashtags:

Then compare and contrast.

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