Ann Coulter: Garner is what the media claimed Ferguson was

                                                            “You will never see fascism like a liberal trying to collect taxes.”                                                                                                          

Video at link.

And from National Review: “Every Once in a While, the Cop Isn’t the Good Guy in the Story”  This goes into the case in more detail.

  • Brett_McS

    No Justice Taxes, No Peace!

  • mauser 98

    Coulter is funny, good comments sometimes. then a RINO Rove, Preibus ,Boo Hoo Boner fan.

    • I’ve always liked her a lot. I have never heard anyone catching her out on anything as jejune as mere facts.

      I used to have several of her books in hardcover. Now, I don’t.

      People are weird about books. Don’t lend them except to people you trust, And make clear that the books you really like are to be given away.

      • mauser 98

        whew,, had to look that up

        • I blog, I educate, I like to think I make a difference (*sigh*)…

          • Xavier

            I ♡ jejune!

  • Xavier

    The medical examiner, while ruling the death a homicide, said there was no damage to neck or windpipe and so therefore it isn’t a chokehold.

    • eMan14

      Chokehold or not. It was excessive police force for the purpose of collecting taxes. His crime was petty. His resistance was minimal when the police pounced on him.

      • Xavier

        You may be correct – my point in posting that link was to elucidate the false narrative that the media has projected in this case. Humans have a need for heroes and villains and we tend to color these incidents as totally one-sided. Consider for a moment that all parties – the police, Garner, and the written law could be at fault.

        And I don’t mean to argue, but calling his crime petty (and it admittedly was petty) is meaningless. The police are charged with enforcing the law, not interpreting or ignoring it.

        I well understand your position – I have experienced police brutality first hand and still have scars and nerve damage 30+ years later. Perhaps if the court allows the grand jury testimony to be released, we will be able to understand their reasoning in not charging the police. For us to second guess them based solely on incomplete evidence does a huge disservice to people who (I hope) put their heart and soul into the decision.

        • eMan14

          I don’t disagree with you. I have only the short video to draw my conclusion from. But from what I saw.. I still feel it is excessive.
          He was one man surrounded by 4 (?) cops.
          Yes the police are charged with enforcing the law. But it is discretionary in practice. Otherwise they’d be, and we’d be, tied up in the courts for years.
          But as you have stated, we have only part of the story. We don’t yet know all the facts.

  • Pete_Brewster

    The dismissal of John Derbyshire for stating what everyone who read National Review already knew excused us from having to take National Review seriously ever again.

    This is another case of a piece of ghetto trash getting himself killed resisting arrest, this one being blown out of proportion by Chirlane McCray, who wants revenge against the NYPD for not allowing her community to break the law with impunity in Giuliani’s and Bloomberg’s day.

    • Walk me through this case and tell me why Garner needed to be killed by the Police.

      • tom_billesley

        Or, to put it another way, why did he feel the need to get himself killed by police over a relatively trivial matter? He escalated it.

      • Frau Katze

        Did the police realize they were killing him?

        Sure, I agree, way over the top for such a petty crime.

        Perhaps the grand jury should have considered it is as something other than deliberate killing.

  • In general, I am pretty tough on crime. But, I’m not so sure using deadly force is appropriate when trying to arrest a person for selling a “single” cigarette.

    Do we really need to regulate society so much that a person who buys a pack of taxed cigarettes can’t “resell” them. Is this kind of micromanaging necessary for the good of society?

    Should a child who buys a pack of gum and then sells a stick of gum to a friend be arrested in the same fashion.

    Something is clearly wrong here.

    Relying on the police (men with guns) to do piss poor social work is the cause of the problem.

    For too long we as a society have regulated way too many things that do not need to be regulated. To make matters worse, we then ask the police to enforce these unneeded regulations.

    Yes, the cops did their job. Yes, they used too much force.

    This entire incident needs to be a learning experience.

    • jayme

      The protesters are trying to us this to push there own agenda that a big part of the issue.

    • tom_billesley

      The way I heard it one of the local storekeepers complained to police because this guy was a regular on the street and taking away business.

      • I’m a big believer in the free market. Since when is the business of government to shield local storekeepers from competition? How many “singles” does the guy sell in a day? If the store goes out of business because of a few missed cigarette sales something else was wrong.

  • mauser 98

    try acting up at a Buffalo Bills game. security will drop you in 2
    seconds. no choke holds, silent, fast. security there does not grovel on ground.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I wonder if cops know that it is a basic animal survival instinct reaction that forces you to struggle as you are in the advanced process of being killed and dying? Why are cops seemingly so dumb about so many things? It’s like they hire goons who wear carriage-horse social side-blinders all day in exchange for a handsome paycheque.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      Every cop and schoolteacher wears these…

  • Minicapt

    It’s the hoi polloi attempting one of their endless balancing acts; having conceded that that perhaps the police were not entirely at fault i Ferguson, they are now massaging the ‘narrative’ so as to maximise the police villainy regarding the Garner case. As yet, the facts being cited are often misinterpretations based on reports that are not yet public knowledge, and may reveal a different story.