posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 01:29 PM
FWIW before I go hopping back to a very enjoyable vacation again...
It happens that my father was among the cops serving in a major city department way back when choke holds were trained (or at least tolerated,
depending on where) and considered a fairly decent idea in a crisis moment. For whatever reason, he also figured I should know how to do them when I
was old enough to start getting into fist fights (oh, that dates me..I know) and finding a need to sometimes just turn someones lights out like a
switch. It does too..... If it's done properly. If it's not, then there are two distinctly different ways which doing it wrong can kill the
person. One appears to have happened here. What the NYPD officer did was absolutely not a proper choke hold. It's almost negligent homicide, IMHO,
depending on what the autopsy shows for neck and throat/airway damage. It's also why, as I heard a thousand times growing up around cops, they banned
the use of them. Too easy in a hot moment to ....screw up.
I say that to make clear, I'm not even near saying what happened there was right. A man died and he shouldn't have. No question.
The problem we have with the subject of the story here though is, if he was doing what he got the attention of a police unit for? He wasn't a citizen
flaunting NYC gun permit laws. He was also a criminal with a gun, presumably to support his defense while committing alleged crimes. Couldn't he have
gone to Jersey? Anywhere? The case he filmed will turn on much more than his film, IMO....but he gets himself busted like that? Wow... I mean, people
carry guns BECAUSE of people like him, if his alleged activity is accurate. It doesn't make his film wrong...but it does make his arrest correct,
We'll see in time I suppose. (waves carrots and vanishes)