Monday, July 21, 2014

A Death In New York

You know...I always hope I won't have to write another one of these posts....I always hope that in America, we will get over our racial nightmare...We'll get past the ignorance, the hate and most of all the fear....But that's a long time coming...

Another Black man is dead...Another Black man is needlessly murdered and just like in the cases of Trayvon Martin, Jordin Davis and Emmett Till....I have little hope that anything will come of it...That anything will be done about it...

Most of  white Americans will already say that Eric Garner deserves to be dead because hell..He was a Black male and he must have broken the law...Two white policemen wouldn't just kill him in cold blood?

Well would they?

Despite media reports to the contrary, no determination has been made on the cause and manner of Eric Garner's death, a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner's office said Sunday.

"The cause and manner of death are pending further studies, and no findings will be released until the investigation is complete," a statement released by the medical examiner's office reads. "Any other information or suggestion to the contrary is simply not true."

Media reports that have cited "preliminary" autopsy results are "not accurate," OCME spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said.

"The medical examiner's office has not released any preliminary findings," she said. "We certainly don't discuss preliminary findings."

An autopsy of Eric Garner, who died shortly after an altercation with police in front of a beauty supply store in Tompkinsville on Thursday, had been scheduled for Friday afternoon.

Police have said Eric Garner went into cardiac arrest after officers attempted to arrest him on charges of selling untaxed cigarettes, and that he was pronounced dead on arrival at Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton.

However, cell phone video taken as the scene unfolded on Bay Street Thursday show an officer, since identified as Daniel Pantaleo, putting Garner in a banned choke hold and dragging him to the pavement with the help of other officers.

Eric Garner can be heard in the video repeatedly gasping, "I can't breathe! I can't breathe!"

Demanding justice for Garner and his family, hundreds of New Yorkers, led by Rev. Al Sharpton, converged on Staten Island Saturday for a peaceful rally and march to the 120th Precinct stationhouse in St. George.


"We've been to the tape. And the tape speaks for itself," Reverend Sharpton said Saturday before a crowd gathered at Mount Sinai Center for Community Enrichment in New Brighton. "From what I saw in the video, [the police] disrespected [Garner's] humanity."

Daniel Pantaleo, an 8-year NYPD veteran, has been stripped of his gun and shield, and will work in a non-enforcement capacity until further notice, an NYPD spokesman confirmed Saturday.

Some White people will say that the fact that he was selling untaxed cigarettes is justification for him being put in a choke hold and choked to death.....But let me tell them this...There have been White Mass Murderers who have been treated with more dignity,more humanity....Since when does a man have to die for selling loosies? And if this man was Blonde and blue eyed and from the suburbs, would you feel the same way?

Nobody should die like this...I don't care what race or nationality....Nobody should have died like Trayvonn Martin or Jordan Davis....or Emmett Till...I'm tired...I'm sick and tired of Black men being demonized in this country and their deaths being justified by some White Americans too filled with hatred to be logical...

I'm sick of some Black males devaluing their own lives and shooting and killing each other in Chicago, Philly,Los Angelas, East St. Louis,Detroit, Baltimore and Washington D.C.   I'm tired of us dying period...
My question is...Are enough people sick and tired enough to do something?

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