“Thank God The Truth Is Finally Out” Eric Garner’s Death Ruled A Homicide

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August 1, 2014 ‐ By
Eric Garner's Death Ruled A Homicide

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The death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who was placed in an illegal chokehold by a police officer, has been ruled a homicide.

According to the New York Daily News, the New York City Medical Examiner said today that Garner died from compression of the neck and chest while being restrained by officers. The autopsy also found that Garner’s asthma, obesity and high blood pressure were factors that contributed to his death.

Garner’s widow, Esaw, says that she was relieved to hear the Medical Examiner’s findings.

“Thank God the truth is finally out. Thank God for that.”

“The Staten Island District Attorney’s office have been in touch with the examiner and released this statement in response to the recent news:

“We await the issuance of the official death certificate and the autopsy report. The investigation into Mr. Garner’s death continues.”

Garner, 43, died on July 17 when he was restrained for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. The whole encounter was caught on camera and Garner can be heard saying over and over again, “I can’t breathe.”

The officer who put Garner in the chokehold, Daniel Pantaleo, has since been reassigned.

Since Garner’s death, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton ordered that the NYPD’s 35,000 officers be retrained in how to properly apprehend suspects.

Do you think Garner’s death being ruled a homicide will result in a conviction for Pantaleo?

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  • just sayn

    They are just killing BLACK people left and right! No justice no peace for any of our young boys and girls and the same for any of our black adults. These Whities are killing our people for no reason and getting away with it! Shooting them at the door step because they claim they were scared. Strangling them, shooting them during so called neighborhood watches, killing them in the jail houses! Beating them up in the back of the police vehicles, on and on! BETTER WAKE UP!

  • Don’t say it was me!

    The police in every city are getting out of control! How many news reports have you seen of older women being man-handled, Pregnant women being thrown to the ground, young teen girls being tased! We just had a case here where an ASU professer was crissing the street on campus
    and ASU cops stopped her for jay-walking and because she didn’t show her ID they threw her down. A few years ago a Mesa cop shot and killed a young mother who was sitting in her car with her baby in the back seat because her car inched forward and knocked his Motorcycle over in the drive-thru of Walgreens. Whether she meant to bump it, or whatever she was doing at Walgreens (she was accused of trying to fill a forged prescription for Soma, a muscle relaxer) did she deserve to die? In front of her child? I always trusted and liked the police,but I’m afraid of them now……

  • Dannie

    Instead of homicide, shouldn’t it be ruled as man slaughter? Though excessive force was used, I’m sure he didn’t mean to kill the man. Homicide sounds too much.

  • .:*whitneyeclectic*:.

    Gotta love how they still pointed out the other things considered “wrong” with the victim: high blood pressure, obesity, (of course) asthma and the selling of untaxed cigarettes. I wouldn’t be surprised if the defense used any of that stuff to somehow make the cops seem innocent of any wrongdoing.

  • Zone 6

    It better if dem crakkaz know wuss best fa dem… Black folk gone start uh riot… Buhlee dat

    • Don’t say it was me!

      Oh, stop!

  • Samuel

    THIS KIND OF STUFF HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME IN NEW YORK. LEST THE FAMILY CAN GET IS A BIG SETTLEMENT. OVER ZEALOUS POLICE OFFICER IS PART OF THE NORM THERE. ALL OVER A GUY SUSPECTED OF SELLING SOME SINGLE CIGARETTES…….

  • Rosemary Davis

    Well the Corner has spoken!!!! so let’s see if the NYPD can some how finagle their way out of this.

  • Kimberly Goodman

    Because Pantaleo is a cop he will not be tried for murder. They will reduce the charge to the lowest possible even though choke holds were banned over 20 years ago. Police are never held to the same standards as joe average even though they should be held to higher standards.

  • donna

    Of course it’s a HOMICIDE, he died at the hands of another!

  • kealii8

    Why only one officer being investigated there were several there on camera acting for the camera even the EMT lady lied and said he was breathing and checked his vitals. This is grounds for a Rico case against multiple people there and a wrongful death suit against the state. Why else is the commission changing its training policy if they weren’t guilty

  • Robert Collins

    I hope his Family gets justice , and that cop gets what anyone else would get !! A long Jail sentence , and not in the Country club , And why has this cop been resigned , still on the job ????????? What Special treatment Or What !!

  • DroneRivers

    I’m glad it was ruled a homicide, now let’s see what they do about it. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but I remember several LA officers caught on tape viciously beating a Black man damn near to within an inch of his life. They were acquitted. Will 20+ years make a difference?

    • donna

      And called a HERO!

  • Ramona

    Instead of admitting their wrong they still tried to smear this man’s image and say he was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes, instead of him stopping a fight which was first reported at the time of his apprehension. I hope they get choked in prison.

  • StayPrayedUP!!!

    If he get’s convicted we all know it’s going to be for manslaughter. There is no justice in system.

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  • Cotton Watts

    Man F the police , i have no sympathy when a crooked cop get killed in the line of duty. i hate police with a passion….crooked cops. i hope they all burn in hell.