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  • De Blasio Smears NYC Police: “Centuries Of Racism Brought Us To This Day”

    After a grand jury decided not to indict NPYD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, New York City’s embarrassment mayor, Bill de Blasio, actually blamed the incident on centuries of racism.

    Seriously.

    “We’re not just dealing with a problem in 2014,” de Blasio said today a press conference. “We’re not just dealing with years of racism leading up to it or decades of racism. We are dealing with centuries of racism that have brought us to this day. That is how profound the crisis is.”

    This fool is the 24-hour face of law enforcement in New York City, so for de Blasio to recklessly pour a dump truck full of race cards and gasoline on this situation is unforgivable.

    Eric Garner was breaking the law (albeit a ridiculously, petty law that shouldn’t exist to begin with) when officers were called on the scene. Garner resisted arrest. Police attempts to restrain him failed quickly. Things got hostile and violent.

    If anything, Garner should have been tased and then taken into custody (I say that as a novice).

    Pantaleo put Eric Garner in a headlock, cutting off his airway which ultimately lead to his death. (Garner could’ve easily been resuscitated had emergency personal arrived and assisted him in a timely manner).

    But it’s clear that not one aspect about Eric Garner’s death comes close to affording Bill de Blasio justification to blame “centuries of racism.”

    It’s despicable for hizzoner to throw his own police department under the bus for enforcing a law (banning the sale of single cigarettes) that he as mayor supports.

    Worse still, de Blasio’s blanket smear against the New York police force only hurts the very opportunity for “healing” and “coming together” that de Blasio says he wants to occur between New York City citizens and law enforcement officials.

    There are questions that should be raised here.

    Why was Eric Garner, a father of six, standing on the corner selling cigarettes, which is against the law, while on probation?

    Why wasn’t there a greater urgency to medically assist Eric Garner, given the fact that he could so clearly be heard saying that he couldn’t breath?

    Why didn’t Eric Garner simply lie on the pavement without resisting the officers?

    Why are politicians forcing police officers to enforce absurd laws?

    Why did Officer Pantaleo use a chokehold, even though the tactic is forbidden by NYPD guidelines?

    Those are the questions that should be asked by media, community leaders, and government officials.

    But I fear they won’t be. And we’ll probably be in this predicament again sooner, sadly, than later.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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