Eric Garner Against Policy Chokehold

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Argumentative Essay-Rough Draft On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner was put into an against policy chokehold by Daniel Pantaleo of the NYPD. An hour later, he died from his injuries. On December 3, a grand jury decided not to indict Daniel Pantaleo. Regardless of there being video proof, the grand jury decided that there was not enough evidence to indict him. Daniel Pantaleo should, at the very least be charged with involuntary manslaughter. Daniel Pantaleo clearly broke NYPD policy by using a chokehold to “restrain” Eric Garner. It has been very argued that what Pantaleo used to restrain Garner was not a chokehold but in this photo, obtained from the NYPD, there is a clear difference between a chokehold and a submission hold. In a submission hold, the windpipe is not restricted and air can still flow to the person on the receiving end. While in a still of the video recorded by a bystander, Its clearly visible that Pantaleo had Garner in a chokehold, restricting his windpipe. Medical examiners ruled his death a homicide, as in an action of another person, being Pantaleo, led to his death. …show more content…

Garner was clearly not a very healthy man, said to weigh at least 350 lbs, he also had asthma. That being said, it would not have been easy for him to run or even get away. He also was not being aggressive or violent to anyone, including the officers. He was simply telling the officers (a bit annoyedly, but who wouldn’t have?) to leave him alone. Side note, if everyone were always complicit with authorities, this country would not be the “Land of the Free, and the Home of the

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