from: The American Thinker
It is interesting to watch the aftermath of the Eric Garner Grand Jury decision coming so soon after Ferguson. “White Police Officer Once Again Kills Unarmed Black Man – And Gets Away with It” is already the reaction in many places. Sides are drawn and the usual suspects race-bait, pontificate, riot and ask for calm, or in Jesse Jackson’s case, donations.
Other than there being a white police officer and a black man dying while resisting arrest, these cases are not similar, no matter what many would like you to believe. In one instance, the Grand Jury determined that Officer Wilson killed Michael Brown in self-defense. Although so far we have not been privy to the evidence in the Garner decision, the video is fairly compelling that none of the officers’ lives were in jeopardy.
So what did Eric Garner do to cause his death? Apparently, he was suspected of selling loose cigarettes. In New York City. What if he were selling large sodas? Or salt packets? He probably would have met the same fate, because he was “resisting arrest.”
We are already seeing protests, soon to be ramped up once the professional agitators arrive. We’ll see pre-printed signs lamenting Eric Garner’s death and demanding justice. Some New Yorkers will be screaming for the Federal Government to step in. But why? After all, he was supposedly a smoker, or at least enabling smoking. Maybe even a salt and large soda drinker. They hate those people. They must, since they pass laws and elect politicians that either tax these items out of reach or simply eliminate them. They wanted more government and Eric Garner got it.