NYPD officer fired over Eric Garner death

NYPD officer fired over Eric Garner death

NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo responsible for the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man killed during arrest over the ’selling of loose cigarettes,’ was fired removed from the police force, and the move was eventually announced Monday by New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill.

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 7 months

Good. This is one case where excessive force was real. Garner was accused of selling loosies without a tax stamp. Is that even an arrestable offense? What should have been a ticket/fine resulted in a man's death.

Mike McWay
Mike McWay 7 months

Fact 1) Garner had over 30 previous arrests. Fact 2) He wasnt put in a chokehold - it was a headlock- and it was because he was resisting arrest. Fact 3) He didnt die due to the headlock - he died because he was a fat fuck who's tiny heart failed.

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 7 months

The guy knowingly violated department policy. Of course he should be fired.

William Eblen
William Eblen 7 months

Probably an unpopular opinion but if police were all trained in MMA they could bring more people in alive.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 7 months

He should be in jail.

TaxationIsRaep 7 months

Eric Garner's story is always told en medias res. Context is crucial.

Ronnie and mags
Ronnie and mags 7 months

For everyone crying murder, it was more like manslaughter, or negligence resulting in death. Let's all just take a deep breath and calm down.

porcus 7 months

NYPD *finally* fired the guy; I would have preferred him to have been convicted of murder, but this is a step forward.

Kenguru Safari
Kenguru Safari 7 months


Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 7 months

This thug needs to be in jail.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 7 months

If you are in a choke hold, you wont have the ability to say that you cant breath over and over and over. To be able to talk, you have to be able to breath.

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