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… I am Surprised at This [#Eric Garner case]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 9th,2014

.. the grand jury in the case returned a ” no true bill ” in this case ..

.. that is , for me , a genuine surprise …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. the link includes a lengthy clip of the video . Those who wish can view the video of the incident and the arrest . Anyone who understands a little bit about law enforcement should see and realize that the use of force in this case was clearly excessive ..

.. yes , Eric Garner was selling what are known as ” looseys , ” or individual cigarettes . NY law is ridiculous , because selling looseys is illegal . So , the NYPD went after him …

.. so , talk to him . taser him . But put him in a chokehold , and wrestle him to the ground . That is very clearly out of line …

.. is it illegal ? that is the important question . An indictment [a charge] of involuntary manslaughter could easily be understood and supported under the law . Well , with this grand jury , it was not . The grand jury voted a ” no true bill ” on all possible charges …

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… A New York City Tragedy [#eric garner]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,September 5th,2014

.. this was a needless death .

.. what was the N.Y.P.D. harassing a guy over untaxed cigarettes , especially with N.Y.C. ‘ s obscene level of cigarette taxation …

.. [h/t — NYDailyNews.com]..
.. [link] to the video ..

.. New York state ‘ s rate of cigarette taxes is bad enough . Then New York City loads it on on top of the state ‘ s very obscene cigarette tax rates . So , what did they expect to happen ? Nothing ? Duh ! …

.. haven’t those idiots studied economics , especially the Laws of Supply & Demand , of Human Nature , and the Law of Unintended Consequences . Those idiots have one rip – roaring black market going , and the N.Y.P.D. has more important things to do than attacking citizens over untaxed ciggies and what are known as ” loosies . ”

.. contrary to popular opinion and talking heads , the worst that I think that these folks are going to get is a manslaughter rap . Murder ?? No ! ….

.. no , I am not excusing the cop ‘ s misconduct . He used an unprofessional act [the chokehold ] . The use of the chokehold has been banned , and the cops participating should have damn well known better . They could have ” tased ” the guy to subdue him if they needed to …

… I have been tased , and trust me , it is not fun . I did it as a test when I was considering actually buying one . I wanted to understand what it was to be on the receiving end . If I was going to possess one of those things , then I felt the responsibility to the public to understand what I was doing ….

.. I obviously would not want to be shot in order to learn how to use a gun . But , before purchasing one , I will go to a gun range so that I know what it is to hold a weapon , to holster it , to care for it , and to shoot it . I think that it would be a common – sense maneuver before buying a gun …

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… Cigarettes and Tobacco are Legal , folks …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 24th,2014

.. so , why are state AGs trying to force stores to stop selling them .

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. drug store chain CVS / Caremark will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products this April . Okay , that is their choice . But , it is not the business of the AGs to butt in [no pun intended] and try to force these folks to ban a legal product from other stores …

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