Have We Learned Nothing From Eric Garner? Cop Puts Pregnant Woman In A Chokehold
Just weeks after the senseless murder of father and husband Eric Garner, the New York City Police Department is employing the chokehold as a way to restrain people.
This past weekend, an officer placed a pregnant woman in an illegal chokehold after he found her grilling on the sidewalk in front of her home.
An East New York advocacy group captured 27 year old Rosan Miller struggling with a police officer who clearly has his arm around her neck despite the fact that the NYPD are prohibited from using this method of restraint.
Officers went to Miller’s house in response to a violation of local law, grilling on a public sidewalk. During the citation, a melee broke out and Miller, her brother and her husband all ended up in handcuffs.
Miller’s brother, John Miller, was charged with harassment and obstruction of justice, her husband Moses Miller, was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction and Rosan was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.
When former city councilman Charles Barron heard of the incident and the two arrests, he called the police to express his displeasure and expedite the release of the Milers.
Barron summed up the ridiculousness of the situation with two simple and telling sentences.
“This was all over a grill. This is about grilling in front of her house.”
Barron also pointed out that Miller’s young daughter can be seen in the back of the photos, seemingly watching on as her mother is being placed in a chokehold.
Barron said the police were in the neighborhood responding to a domestic incident when they saw Miller and her family outside cooking.
This chokehold comes not even ten days after Eric Garner died as a result of a police chokehold. Right now, police are investigating whether or not a chokehold was used and how this particular officer should be punished, if he will be at all.
It really is astounding that a man could see a woman, visibly pregnant and endanger not only her life but the life of her unborn child as well.