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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Police Can Murder and Get Praise

Read this and keep in mind that Peter King was in charge of the anti-terrorism committee in Congress:

While many lawmakers have been denouncing the Staten Island grand jury decision not to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July chokehold death of an unarmed black man, Eric Garner, Rep. Peter King, R-New York, has been taking a different approach.

On Wednesday, King tweeted his gratitude to the jury for "doing justice" in their handling of the case.

"Thanks to SI grand jury for doing justice & not yielding to outside pressure," King tweeted. "Decision must be respected. Compassion for the Garner family. "

Later, he told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room" that he feels "strongly" the police officer should not have been indicted, arguing that there is no way he could have known that Garner's health conditions would affect his ability to survive the chokehold.

"The police had no reason to know he was in serious condition," King said. "You had a 350-pound person who was resisting arrest. The police were trying to bring him down as quickly as possible. If he had not had asthma and a heart condition and was so obese, almost definitely he would not have died."

Peter King, by the way, is an Irish terrorist.  But here, he is acting as a police apologist.

The fact remains that the police officer used an illegal choke hold to subdue a man because he was fleeing from them.  His crime?

Untaxed cigarettes.

Yes, the police chased after a man because he was selling a tobacco product on the black market.  Not drugs.  Not explosives.  Not even guns.

Just a legal product that happens to be heavily taxed in New York City.

And here we have a Congressman supporting the police (big surprise) and applauding the fact that the police officer used an illegal technique to restrain a suspect.

The Bible says what the police officer did was murder.  But the government says that it isn’t murder if the police are involved.

And so does Congress.  At least they are consistent.