Just because I liked something at one point in time doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person, based solely on who I was as a person. To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think.
A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.
Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.
“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.
She got no details from police until after she had gone to the hospital to identify his body, she said.
“I saw him with his eyes wide open and I said, ‘Babe, don’t leave me, I need you.’ But he was already gone,” she said.
and people wonder why black people don’t trust or have any love for cops. they murdered this man. this black man. and for what? fucking cigarettes. yea, WE’RE the fucking problem.
When things like this happen, on a daily basis, I always feel like this world wasn’t made for us. And then I feel shitty for thinking that.
May that man rest in blissful peace, and may his wife find the courage to find happiness again.
But don’t say anything on how he resisted arrest and brought it on himself. If he wouldn’t have tried to fight the cops and just done what was asked he would be alive!
You have no clue what you are saying
And you do? Shit at least id have a degree.
?????? A degree in police brutality against black folk ?
How was that resisting arrest? They threw that man down hard, and basically held him in a choke hold for way too long. He was resisting at all. He didn’t fight anyone.