Press release: CAIR-NY ‘dismayed’ at grand jury decision to not indict on NYPD chokehold death

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 12/3/14) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today expressed dismay at the decision of a grand jury to not indict a white NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed African-American man, who died after being put in a chokehold.

During the July 17 incident, Garner, who was approached by police for peddling loose cigarettes, raised both hands in the air and asked officer not to touch him. A video shows officers place him in a chokehold and throw him to the sidewalk. While being held down by multiple officers, Garner said, “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!”

The medical examiner reported that the cause of Garner’s death was “compression of neck (chokehold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.” That examiner also said the manner of death was “homicide.”

“Along with other New Yorkers, we are dismayed that the grand jury chose to not allow an open trial for an officer who allegedly took actions that resulted in the death of an unarmed person who posed no threat to anyone,” said CAIR-NY Director of Operations Sadyia Khalique. “This and other similar cases nationwide point to the urgent need for reforms in police procedures and training.”

Khalique compared the case to that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio. In both cases, unarmed African-American males were killed by police.

CAIR-NY is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Source: Newsletter.

It might be on their web site by now but I cannot get through to it.

Why don’t you at least stick to things involving Muslims, CAIR?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Feminists don’t really care about women, CAIR doesn’t really care about world harmony between Muslims and non-Muslims.
    They both want a weakening of western civilization and of all of our institutions.
    That is all they really care about.
    To Hell with them both.

    • Frau Katze

      I think you’re right. The leftists are hoping for revolution now.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        As are HUGE chunks of the right Frau, and they are up-arming for the occasion.
        I’m pretty sure my Home Owner’s Association could overthrow a small Central American country with the firepower that is just in my condo complex. Four of my neighbors just went in on a 10,000 round buy of 5.56 NATO, and that was just “extras”. You know, just in-case.
        A “revolution” would have all of the fun of a zombie apocalypse, but with no infection risk! 🙂

        • Clausewitz

          Just remember that a defensive action is always followed by a counter attack. Stay prepared and keep your powder dry.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Personally, I think nothing is going to happen.
            However, if I’m wrong, I have no worries regarding where I live.
            My little island could weather any natural or man made disaster that’s not radioactive or a tsunami. We can make our own water, we have lots of generators, large reserves of marine diesel and gasoline, lots of food, and stockpiled ammo along a wide and varied assortment of weapons.
            It really is a ‘preppers’ fantasy.

            If we decided to go into ‘predatory mode’ the surrounding areas however would be screwed. 😉

          • Maggat

            Good on ya!

        • Exile1981

          That’s a sizable amount of 5.56; and I thought 300 rounds of 308 was excessive.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            “Excessive” is simply a matter of perspective.

          • Exile1981

            My dad asked why I needed 6 mags for my “fun” rifle – I pointed out that when at the range it’s no fun to stop and load more ammo into a clip.

            Have you ever tried the JR Carbine – it’s a fun little rifle that fires pistol ammo. Though I prefer a 308 for hunting.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            No, I have never had the pleasure.
            My taste in firearms is actually pretty basic.

            Shotguns: Remington 870 (there is no substitute)

            Handguns: Glock 20’s (any), gen 4 Glock 23s, or God’s own 1911 .45 ACP (updated to Colt M45A1/O1070 CQB).

            Evil black guns: AR-14/M-4 in 5.56 NATO (not .223) ’nuff said. You can make that rifle be anything you want it to be.

            Long-range precision work: Remington again with their barebones model 700 SPS chambered for Winchester .308 with some decent optics like the SWFA SS 10x

            At the end of the day, shoot what you like, that you are good (accurate) with, even if it’s just a 9mm. There is nothing wrong with modern 9mm rounds, regardless of what some say.

          • Exile1981

            One of the nice things about the JR Carbine is that they use the same magazines as the Glocks and so mine is compatible with the Glock 21.

            One of the advantages north of the border is the JR is semi auto but is not a restricted weapon like an AR.

            The 870 is a nice shotgun.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            With a slide fire stock (still legal everywhere here in the states) that looks like it could be a fun little piece of kit, especially if you take up room-clearing as a hobby. 😉
            Cue up to 1:35-1:45
            You in Canada?
            They might not allow such accessories up there.
            I think EVERYBODY should own a Remington 870, just ’cause.
            If I could only own one gun, I think that would be it.

          • Exile1981

            In Canada.

            The JR is also light enough it is good for hiking when you expect trouble with coyotes or other wildlife For grizzly bears though I recommend a 45/70 or the 870 loaded with slug.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Can you guys get slide fire stocks?
            They look like a lot of fun.
            I can imagine the reaction from some of the locals when it sounds like someone is cooking off a full auto sub machine gun out on the nature trail.

          • Exile1981

            I looked into one a couple years ago and no one was selling them up here but I don’t know that they are actually illegal or not.

        • Frau Katze

          Wow, that sounds grim. Like you’re living in a war zone. It’s not like that where I live (Victoria, BC).

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            No, quite the opposite Frau!
            It’s like Mayberry on the Pacific.
            We essentially have no crime, except for the occasional bike theft.
            I have lived here for 10-years and most of my doors don’t lock and I have never had anything disturbed.
            The fact that we are 97% upper middleclass white retired military might have something to do with it.

            If you are a local, the police are like Sherriff Andy Taylor.

            If you are not from around here, and you are causing ANY amount of trouble, you get the Waffen S.S., and all the thugs in the San Diego area know it.
            Zee rap musik ist verboten!
            Papers please!

          • Frau Katze

            I see. An enclave.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Think of a time warp, inside of an enclave, on an island. 😉

      • Exile1981

        Preparing for one. Look at the regular incidents of lefties being caught with explosives.

  • Just a thought
    • Frau Katze

      I can’t access that link. Says it’s “forbidden.”

  • simus1

    The arrest was a particularly stupid effort by the police, even by New York standards.
    The crime was innocuous, the perp was nonviolent, the perp was tall and hugely obese, certainly not in the peak of physical condition. Everything about the scene called for smarts and talking him down. Everything was done to him just like the poor Polish guy the cops killed at Vancouver Airport.
    Just because filth like CAIR try to make hay out of it doesn’t change the fact this was a bad call and a bad kill.

    • Frau Katze

      I am not familiar with the case at all. It could well be wrongdoing by the police.

      But why didn’t the grand jury come to that conclusion?