NYPD Officer, Daniel Pantaleo, had been prosecuted for a bogus stop-and-frisk but not for the deadly chokehold led to Eric Garner`s death in July 2014.
There are very rare cases when police officers are arrested or charged for violent incidents when on duty. And even when they are charged, they are convicted at a lower rate than normal citizens.
Daniel Pantaleo, the notorious officer who was responsible for Eric Garner’s death on July 17, 2014, has been docked two vacation days for an improper stop-and-frisk.
An asthmatic Eric Garner died on July 17, 2014 after Pantaleo put him in a chokehold with four other officers slamming his head against the sidewalk.
Pantaleo’s incident of stop-and-frisk had happened on June 27, 2012, more than two years before Garner was killed.
On March 11, 2015, Pantaleo was found guilty for conducting an inappropriate stop-and-frisk but was never prosecuted for choking Eric Garner to death.
There have been hundreds unpunished homicides of black people committed by police officers in the United States and this is exactly one of them.
And in fact, is docking someone a couple days of vacation proper punishment for violating someone’s rights?
This act by the NYPD is a huge rebuff for the family of Eric Garner and the whole black community.
The jury refused to indict Pantaleo for choking Garner to death but prosecuted him for some bogus stop-and-frisk.
A civil rights case should be opened against Pantaleo and he should face federal charges for the death of an unarmed black man.
They shouldn’t think that we can’t organize the protest in order for justice to prevail.