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originally posted by: kosmicjack
Of course the justifications by the apologists will be, "He had a record"...
Garner was needlessly and incompetently restrained and with excessive force, essentially because he was a big fella...not because he was also African American.
HOUCK: Let me say something. First of all, what a lot of people don't understand is that man was a big man. OK. Now I'm a big guy, all right. 6'4", 220 pounds, and I worked up in Harlem back in the early '80s. OK. Now, when you're going to take a guy like that down, the only way you can take him down is by the neck, all right. Unless you want me to beat him with a night stick.
You don't think that matters?
Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett surprised some observers last week when he asked Judge Patrick Butler to sentence a former police officer to prison for his role in killing an elk last year in a Boulder neighborhood.
Garnett said Sam Carter showed no remorse for his behavior and instead had been flippant and arrogant about his illegal conduct, which included tampering with physical evidence. So Garnett asked the court "to send a message about the seriousness of this case."
Fortunately, the judge declined to do so — no doubt in part because the message had already been sent. Carter has lost his job, will have to continue in life with felonies on his record, and will pay $10,200 in fines. That's hardly a slap on the wrist.
originally posted by: TownCryer
a reply to: kosmicjack
Does the guy dying provide any indicators of his inability to breathe?