The Obama Victims: Unity
Race relations in America are at an all time low fueled by Obama’s policies and rhetoric.
Under Obama we have seen an explosion of Hate Crimes driven by racism, 2 of the worst case in my opinion are
On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in Staten Island, New York City, after a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer put him in what has been described as a chokehold for about 15 to 19 seconds while arresting him. The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office attributed Garner’s death to a combination of a chokehold, compression of his chest, and poor health. NYPD policy prohibits the use of chokeholds.
NYPD officers approached Garner on suspicion of selling “loosies” (single cigarettes) from packs without tax stamps. After Garner told the police that he was tired of being harassed and that he was not selling cigarettes, the officers went to arrest Garner. When officer Daniel Pantaleo tried to take Garner’s wrist behind his back, Garner pulled his arms away. Pantaleo then put his arm around Garner’s neck and took him down onto the ground. After Pantaleo removed his arm from Garner’s neck, he pushed the side of Garner’s face into the ground while four officers moved to restrain Garner, who repeated “I can’t breathe” eleven times while lying facedown on the sidewalk. After Garner lost consciousness, officers turned him onto his side to ease his breathing. Garner remained lying on the sidewalk for seven minutes while the officers waited for an ambulance to arrive. The officers and EMTs did not perform CPR on Garner at the scene; according to a spokesman for the PBA, this was because they believed that Garner was breathing and that it would be improper to perform CPR on someone who was still breathing. He was pronounced dead at the hospital approximately one hour later.
The medical examiner concluded that Garner was killed by “compression of neck (choke hold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.” No damage to Garner’s windpipe or neck bones was found. The medical examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide. According to the medical examiner’s definition, a homicide is a death caused by the intentional actions of another person or persons, which is not necessarily an intentional death or a criminal death.
On December 3, 2014, the Richmond County grand jury decided not to indict Pantaleo. On that day, the United States Department of Justice announced it would conduct an independent investigation. The event stirred public protests and rallies, with charges of police brutality made by protesters. By December 28, 2014, at least 50 demonstrations had been held nationwide specifically for Garner while hundreds of demonstrations against general police brutality counted Garner as a focal point. On July 13, 2015, an out-of-court settlement was announced in which the City of New York would pay the Garner family $5.9 million.
Chicago police have arrested four African-American youths who were seen drinking, laughing and apparently smoking marijuana while a developmentally challenged white youth is bound, gagged and cut with a knife in a Facebook Live video.
The attackers repeatedly refer to the victim as a Donald Trump supporter in the live video, which has since been taken down, but not before others downloaded and reuploaded the file back onto YouTube.
Chicago Police confirmed four suspects were in custody, and the incident is being investigated. They also believe that the video is “credible.” At press conference Wednesday, the department said the victim is mentally challenged and not a Chicago resident. However, the victim purportedly became acquainted with one of the suspects in nearby suburbs, police said.
The attackers in the video use a knife to threaten the victim before cutting his clothing, hair and scalp with it. The victim is also forced to say “F*** Trump,” “I love black people,” and kiss the floor.
The four suspects cut and repeatedly hit the victim, and can be heard shouting “F*** Donald Trump! F*** white people!,” “beat his ass,” and “he gonna be a corpse.”
Pointing the camera at the victim, one of the suspects tells the viewing audience that they are going to lock him in the trunk of a car and put a brick on the gas pedal.
The victim suffered several other injuries, including a head wound that he received when the suspects cut his hair with a knife. Later, someone ashes their marijuana blunts on his head wound.
Police said that they found the victim walking along the 3400 block of West Lexington. They say the man was “disoriented” and “in distress.” The victim was then taken to a local hospital, where he was reported to be in a stable condition.
At the same time, police found the suspects at roughly the same address. They did not know that the incident was linked until later, when they were able to speak with the victim.
“At 5:26 p.m. officers then responded to a battery at a residence on the 3300 block of W. Lexington where they discovered signs of a struggle and damage to the property and were able to link this evidence to the disoriented male,” the police statement said. “Officers later became aware of a social media video depicting a battery of an adult male which is believed to be the same individual.”
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at the press conference that the suspects are going to “feel the full weight of the Chicago Police Department.”
“It was sickening. It makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that?” Johnson told reporters. “I’ve been a cop for 28 years, and I’ve seen things that you shouldn’t see in a lifetime, but it still amazes me how you still see things that you just should see.”
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