Saturday, December 6, 2014

Another Grand Jury Gets It Wrong Again

Here we go again! Another Grand Jury gets it wrong again, when the evidence is on video tape live and in living color. On July 17, 2014 Eric Garner, 43 husband, father and son lost his life after several Police Officers in Staten Island, New York tried to hand cuff him. All because he was standing there selling single cigarettes. Don’t the police have anything better to do than harass someone not raping, shooting, robbing and selling legal drugs, apparently not. Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo, is the officer who put Eric Garner in a choke hold which contributed to his death. What is so upsetting, unlike the Michael Brown case there was a video tape of the incident. The Grand Jury in this case had the evidence on video tape and they still refused to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo. If this is not a case of prejudice and racism, I don’t know what is. It is a disgrace of our justice system. After the Grand Jury Verdict came out on Wednesday December 3, 2014 it spurred a massive protest in New York and cities from Atlanta to California. People are in outrage and are fed up with the legal system. Protester took to the streets in New York after the verdict. In Grand Central Station protesters laid down in the terminal to block walk through traffic. They also blocked the West Side Highway and blocked the Brooklyn Bridge. With these multiple killings of blacks by white Police officers it has spurred a protest campaign known as #BlackLivesMatter. In Oakland California protests are schedule for Thursday December 4, 2014 at 5p.m. Frank Ogawa Plaza, which Occupy protesters rechristened Oscar Grant Plaza three years ago. It will start off peaceful but you can best believe it will turn violent. What needs to happen is for the Prosecutors, Grand Juries and Police Officers to be held accountable? They are all working to together, that is why this keeps happening. The system is truly flawed and it needs to change.


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