Other than there being a white police officer and a black man dying while resisting arrest, these cases are not similar, no matter what many would like you to believe. In one instance, the Grand Jury determined that Officer Wilson killed Michael Brown in self-defense. Although so far we have not been privy to the evidence in the Garner decision, the video is fairly compelling that none of the officers’ lives were in jeopardy.
So what did Eric Garner do to cause his death? Apparently, he was suspected of selling loose cigarettes. In New York City. What if he were selling large sodas? Or salt packets? He probably would have met the same fate, because he was “resisting arrest.”
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