HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » NYPD Arrest More than 200...

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 11:31 AM

 

NYPD Arrest More than 200 Overnight in Ongoing Protests

Source: Newsweek

?itok=YWN2M9Eh


More than 200 were arrested in New York City during the second consecutive night of protests over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the choking death of an unarmed black man, police said.

Officer Daniel Pantaleo was captured on video placing Eric Garner in a chokehold in Staten Island in July while arresting him for illegally selling loose cigarettes. His subsequent death was found to have occurred in part from chokehold, and was ruled a homicide. Garner repeatedly said, "I can't breathe," as Pantaleo held his hands around Garner's neck

Protesters gathered at locations across the city, but were mostly concentrated in Mahattan. At least 3,000 protesters blocked traffic in Times Square an hour before midnight, Reuters reports, and other groups staged sit-ins at Union Square and blocked intersections in downtown Manhattan.

The protesters' rallying cry was, "Black lives matter," a reference to perceived racial bias in policing practices across the country. In recent months, similar protests have erupted in Ferguson, Mo., over the death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white police officer, and in Cleveland, Mo., where a police officer shot and killed a 12-year old black boy over what turned out to be a toy pistol.


?itok=4jb67Wxu

Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/nypd-arrest-more-200-overnight-ongoing-protests-289418

7 replies, 1749 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply NYPD Arrest More than 200 Overnight in Ongoing Protests (Original post)
FreakinDJ Dec 2014 OP
PatrynXX Dec 2014 #1
blackspade Dec 2014 #2
FreakinDJ Dec 2014 #3
bemildred Dec 2014 #4
GreatGazoo Dec 2014 #5
blackspade Dec 2014 #6
Trillo Dec 2014 #7

Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 11:40 AM

1. and in Cleveland, Mo., whe ???

thought that was Ohio

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 12:26 PM

2. Newsweek....Tone deaf as usual.

"The protesters' rallying cry was, "Black lives matter," a reference to perceived racial bias in policing practices across the country. In recent months, similar protests have erupted in Ferguson, Mo., over the death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white police officer, and in Cleveland, Mo., where a police officer shot and killed a 12-year old black boy over what turned out to be a toy pistol."


It is not a perceived racial bias. It is a racial bias on policing practices.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to blackspade (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 12:33 PM

3. At least they carried the story

 

They may be color blind but the rest of the media is deaf on this story

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to blackspade (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 12:44 PM

4. Yeah, perceived my ass, if race bias in the USA is not a fact, there are no facts. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to blackspade (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 02:08 PM

5. Newsweek also convicted Eric Garner there: "while arresting him for illegally selling loose

cigarettes."

No "alleged" or "perceived" in THAT sentence.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to GreatGazoo (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 04:21 PM

6. Very good point.

At no time do you see 'illegal' cigs during Garner's murder.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 04:42 PM

7. What's the big deal with arresting a cop who kills, apparently inappropriately?

There's no apparent problem arresting a citizen. It seems rather ordinary.

It also seems rather ordinary to arrest a citizen, then to let them out later without any trial or further punishment, though the "arrest" is probably always on a "record" somewhere. The arrest occurred, and is a form of punishment itself, as is the arrest record.

Why are cops presumed innocent, but citizens presumed guilty?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread