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Chokehold Cop Sued Three Times by Blacks for Constitutional Rights Violations

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posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 12:30 PM
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Daniel Pantaleo had been sued THREE TIMES before Eric Garner death, A 2013 federal court lawsuit alleges that Pantaleo, 29, and at least four other officers subjected Darren Collins and Tommy Rice to ‘humiliating and unlawful strip searches in public view’.
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It also claimed that Daniel Pantaleo provided false evidence against the men and that he and the other officers arrested the men to meet quotas and collect overtime, among other reasons.

Charges against Collins and Rice were later dismissed and sealed in Richmond County Criminal Court.


And the city settled the lawsuit.

Daniel Pantaleo Sued Three Times Previously

So, he's been under scrutiny for the way he's treated black men 4 times already (he's only 29), and has never been corrected or punished. Does anyone see an issue with this?

Defense Lawyer, Michael Colihan, wrote to the US District Judge:


"To put it mildly, many police on Staten Island have been playing fast, loose and violently with the public they seem to have forgotten they are sworn to protect,” wrote Colihan. “After litigating about 200 of these civil rights matters in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York since 1977, I have seen no interest by the managers of the New York City Police Department, or anyone employed by the city of New York, in doing anything to stop this.


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posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Why does this come as no surprise. Seems the deeper you dig, the more you find on the officers we've seen lately. A pattern of abuse that leads up to them finally taking it too far and killing someone. More of the "Thin Blue Line" crap that keeps these types out of jail and on the street.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Great example and reason to ask the question, who is protecting the police from punishment for their bad behavior.

Unions? Lawyers? Judges? Politicians?



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 12:48 PM
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Ironic indeed.

He violates Constitutional rights, and yet retains his.



The drama of it all !!

But the conspiracy could be he's in on the lawsuit money !!

Stranger scams have happened in New York.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
Great example and reason to ask the question, who is protecting the police from punishment for their bad behavior.

Unions? Lawyers? Judges? Politicians?


Seems the answer is "Yes" (not too sure about unions), but the rest seem to be protecting the police department, which makes them just as guilty, IMO. According to the defense lawyer in the final paragraph, NO ONE in the city is addressing this obvious problem. Hopefully, the recent events, federal investigations and ongoing protests will shine a light on this dirty little secret of the NYC justice department.
edit on 12/7/2014 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

As well as a society that refuses to acknowledge systemic/institutionalized racism. The problem will not resolve for anyone until we acknowledge it's core.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

The worse part of these stories IMHO every time they act worse cause they got away with it last time....

Scary to think what is next for this.... sub - human non compassionate cop... and again where are the good cops.....

Definition IMHO of a good cop arrest all law breakers..... seems that the leos are all cowards... IMHO.....

America is sick folks we need some heroes who will make a difference.....

SnF and quoted in another web page.... thanks for this information!



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

As well as a society that refuses to acknowledge systemic/institutionalized racism. The problem will not resolve for anyone until we acknowledge it's core.


Still want to make it about race aye?

In other words you don't really want to end the issue of police brutality and/or the militarization of our police force.

I for one, am one of those folks who will resist, if this problem is not handled for what it is. Those who want to scream "racism" at every turn will NOT have my support! I will line up and do exactly what the government is depending on us to do! Further divide ourselves!

Police brutality is not specific to a the color of a persons skin. But you already know that.........because there have been videos posted of police beating the hell out of white people too.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 02:06 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

As well as a society that refuses to acknowledge systemic/institutionalized racism. The problem will not resolve for anyone until we acknowledge it's core.


I think "Society" does in fact acknowledge racism.

The problem is, "Society" as a collective can't initiate the solutions.

Humans might need another 25000 years or so to get there.




posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 02:19 PM
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To be honest i am suprised this has been allowed to come to light and not covered up

A Lawyer has put his neck on the line here and given the endemic corroption in the police force and DA offices he risks being caught whilst driving with a defective tire or his law licence being revoked down the line.

Remember this 12 US justice ministers who all got removed about 3 years ago anyone.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

It's not specific by any means, I will agree with you there.
But some people sure as heck get targeted more then others.
We can keep acting like it doesn't matter, doesn't mean it goes away.

I guess some people just can't talk about that big elephant in the room.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

I have a definite issue with this situation. The Eric Garner killing is one in which I am on board with those that are speaking out. I don't agree with destruction of the property of others, or anything like that, but instances like this one need to be stopped.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 02:33 PM
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originally posted by: VirusGuard
To be honest i am suprised this has been allowed to come to light and not covered up

A Lawyer has put his neck on the line here and given the endemic corroption in the police force and DA offices he risks being caught whilst driving with a defective tire or his law licence being revoked down the line.

Remember this 12 US justice ministers who all got removed about 3 years ago anyone.


We don't have justice ministers so....no?



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: seeker1963

It's not specific by any means, I will agree with you there.
But some people sure as heck get targeted more then others.
We can keep acting like it doesn't matter, doesn't mean it goes away.

I guess some people just can't talk about that big elephant in the room.


Sure we can talk about it, but at least be honest about it.

I am not saying that there aren't racist cops, I am sure there are! But you do realize how hard it can be in a court to prove that a cop is racist right? But it shouldn't be hard to prove they murdered someone unlawfully.

Look at the bigger picture. By making it out as a racial issue, it makes it harder to prove the cop committed a crime!

Let me give you an example of why I am against this being an issue of race versus an issue of the police state and maybe those of you who disagree with me will see it a little clearer?

Here is a recent video from (supposedly) Anonymous showing a recent intercepted communication between a police officer and the Threat Fusion Center. In this video it seems quite clear that the police are using the "Stingray" to spy on peoples phone calls.

First the video



Is that machine racist that is recording and gathering peoples private calls?

Nope, it is an unlawful violation of citizens privacy being conducted by police who have not only permission from the Feds, but being covered up by the Feds!

Thus the reason, the bigger picture of the police state is being covered up by making this a racial issue!

By making it about race, we in effect ignore the issues such as this, where we are all being treated as the enemy!

We can bring more attention as a whole to the militarization of our police departments by joining together and leaving race out of it!

Does it not affect all of us?



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

Of course you can find cases of police brutality against all races, don't think anyone's denying that.

Ironically, just the other day I was approached by some asshole power tripping copper. He was demanding my name, address and reason for being on the street at 1 am in the morning (I couldn't sleep and was just simply trying to walk it off, just for the record).

I informed him he's tone seemed aggressive and that I was under no obligation to tell him anything and then walked off. He then called for backup and I had 3 police officers come around the corner and slam me on the ground and illegally search me for whatever it was they thought they were going to find! It was an illegal assault and I've never witnessed anything like it!

Thing is, it was simply just a novelty experience for me. But people being power tripping assholes in general, is a totally different issue to the systematic culture of police abusing there powers when it comes to how they seem to be 'constantly' treating the black community.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

File a complaint then. You know...do something bout it maybe?



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 03:08 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

I kind of look like my avatar.

Not a novelty at all for me to be profiled by the police.

When I do have to deal with them, I am polite and call the sir/mam.

It isn't a secret that being a wise ass to the police could end up being a long night in a jail cell and a fine.....or worse.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

This guy has already cost his city 30,000 in a settlement for making black men pull down their pants and underwear, bending over and coughing in broad daylight on a busy street and they still kept him around... wtf for?



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Yeah, I did tape the whole incident and told him I was going to make a complaint, which seemed to worry him once it became obvious that I was doing nothing wrong and have never been in trouble with the police before. But I don't know, life just seems to short to waste my time on such arseholes.

Besides, I was more than satisfied just by the look on his face when I told him I was going straight to the station to file a official complaint with the video evidence to back it up.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

Lol then you have no reason to insert yourself into any debate about cops overstepping their boundaries and what should happen to them. You have a recording of you being harassed and assaulted and are choosing to do nothing with it?!? Either you're making up the entire scenario or you're part of the problem when it comes to over-zealous law enforcement.

Unbelievable.




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