Eric Garner

6 days ago
The officer went to Police Headquarters for his first departmental hearing. Also: the Wu-Tang Clan, live in the studio.
1 week ago
Tensions were high outside NYPD headquarters on Thursday as both Eric Garner's mother and defense attorneys for the NYPD officer seen with his arms around Garner's neck just before he died left the first hearing in the disciplinary process for the officer.
1 week ago
The cop at the center of the Eric Garner chokehold death will face a departmental trial this spring, a judge declared today. The NYPD trial for Daniel Pantaleo will begin May 13 and is expected to last about two weeks as his attorneys and lawyers for the Civilian Complaint Review Board are expected to call...
1 week ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man will face a disciplinary trial in May. An administrative judge set Daniel Pantaleo’s trial date Thursday. Pantaleo has been on desk duty since Eric Garner’s July 2014 death on Staten Island. Garner’s mother says he […]
1 week ago
Under what circumstances might active self-defense, including possible violence, be justified? If you see police choking someone to death – such as Eric Garner, the 43-year-old black horticulturalist wrestled down on the streets of New York City in 2014 – you might choose to pepper-spray them and flee. You might even save an innocent life. But what ethical considerations justify such dangerous heroics? (After all, the cops might arrest or kill you.) More important: do we have the right to defend ourselves and others from government injustice when government agents are following an unjust law? I think the answer is yes. But that view needs defending. Under what circumstances might active self-defense, including possible violence, be justified, as opposed to the passive resistance of civil disobedience that Americans generally applaud?Civil disobedience is a public act that aims to create social or legal change. Think of Henry David Thoreau’s arrest in 1846 for refusing to p...
2 weeks ago
His 'I can't breathe' death stirred outrage in 2014. Since then, official reactions have been alarming and sobering
3 weeks ago
Republicans had carried Orange County in every presidential race going back to 1936 until the district backed Hillary Clinton by 8 percentage points in 2016. Orange County, California, long one of the biggest Republican strongholds in the country, is expected to have zero Republicans representing it in Congress next year.Democrat Katie Porter officially defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Mimi Walters in California's 45th congressional district on Thursday, and Democrat Gil Cisneros has taken nearly a 1,000-vote lead over Republican Young Kim in the last uncalled California race, in the state's 39th district. If Cisneros' lead holds – and most observers expect it to grow – Orange County will have zero Republican representatives. Before this year's midterms, the GOP held four of the six House seats that are entirely or partly in the county.Porter was declared the winner over Walters after taking a 6,000-vote lead. Earlier, Democrat Harley Rouda ousted 15-term incumbent Repub...
November 7th, 2018
Federal prosecutors spent years weighing whether to charge the officer involved in the 2014 death. That left the local officials’ hands tied — until they decided it didn’t.
November 4th, 2018
LeBron James’ Showtime docuseries examines the power of black athletes who have advocated for social justice. You could characterize “Shut Up and Dribble,” LeBron James’ three-episode documentary examining the impact professional athletes have played in civil rights and social justice movements even prior to the NBA’s official formation, as a three-hour rebuttal to one Fox News pundit’s smarmy, uninformed declaration. But that’s not entirely accurate.Granted, the series might not exist if Laura Ingraham hadn’t made an issue out of a video posted on social media featuring James and Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant, in which James observed, “The number one person in America is someone who doesn’t understand the people and really don’t give a f**k about the people.”“Must they run their mouths like that?” Ingraham said in February on her primetime series “The Ingraham Angle," later adding, “It’s always unwise to seek political advice from...
October 2nd, 2018
Reinaldo Marcus Green drew inspiration for his new movie Monsters and Men from the 2014 death of Eric Garner at the hands of an arresting officer. The film deals with a police killing and its aftermath.
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