It might suggest the extent to which the jurors voted on the merits and the extent that they voted based on their own skin color.
Ah...well it is a moot point dont you think?
(as I understand it the majority make up was non-white)
Germlat wrote:This is one of the most glaring of injustices and abuse of power I've ever heard of in my life.
Is it not the job of a police officer to arrest those who break the law?
Germlat wrote:I still don't understand why this cop isn't in prison.
What crime did the police officer commit that would warrant such a penalty?
I saw a photo of the chokehold.
There were 4 people participating in subduing the man....although, it was the unnecessary chokehold which killed him.
Germlat wrote:I saw a photo of the chokehold.
Here's a couple more questions for everyone to avoid:
Was it really a choke hold?
Germlat wrote:There were 4 people participating in subduing the man....although, it was the unnecessary chokehold which killed him.
Are you sure it wasn't pressure on his abdomen that caused his death?
Last time I checked I'm white...so is Edgar...dissapointed?
Germlat wrote:Last time I checked I'm white...so is Edgar...dissapointed?
You were talking about the make up of the grand jury were you not?
Unless you were a member of that grand jury, your statement of your own skin color is is more a source of confusion than disappointment. What in the world does your skin color have to do with the make up of the grand jury?
I think this was a great injustice.
Germlat wrote:I think this was a great injustice.
So far you've not named the alleged crime that this police officer is supposed to have committed.
Germlat wrote:Excessive force...
I've seen conflicting claims on whether this guy was resisting arrest.
If he was NOT resisting arrest, then I can see the case for excessive force.
However, if he WAS resisting arrest, tackling him and manhandling him into handcuffs would not seem to be excessive.
I don't know enough about the case to know whether or not he was resisting arrest.
Germlat wrote:Killing someone.
Accidental deaths are only crimes if there is some sort of criminal negligence or
something similar. Is there any case for such in this death?
Pantaleo (the one that KILLED the man)
The problem is excessive force...
There were FOUR subduing a man for peddling cigarrettes...one KILLED him for it.