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If you thought things couldn’t get worse in regards to the Eric Garner case – then think again.

Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who escaped indictment for placing the fatal chokehold on Eric Garner, is claiming that despite the fact that he was clearly caught on video implementing the illegal act, he in fact used a non-threatening “takedown maneuver.”

According to the New York Post:

“He reiterated that he used a takedown maneuver, that did not utilize a chokehold. And any contact his arm had with the neck was incidental. He never intended to harm Mr. Garner, not did he ever apply any pressure to his neck area,” attorney Stuart London told The Post about his client, Daniel Pantaleo.


“We have always maintained it was never a chokehold. It was takedown procedure he was instructed in how to perform while in the police academy.”

Unfortunately just because Pantaleo didn’t mean to kill Eric Garner doesn’t change the fact that he did. The Staten Island jury failed to take that in consideration but internal affairs and the U.S. Department of Justice are both currently conducting their own investigations.

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  • noirluv45

    …and the Klan aren’t racist. Just because you say something, doesn’t mean it’s true. He did a choke hold and he knows it, the liar and murderer!

    • That murderer is such a liar. It is sad that the family of Eric Garner lost a strong father and a caring black man.

    • noirluv45

      Isn’t he though. It’s very sad and tragic, and the only thing that makes comforts me is knowing that this pig will get his one of these days.

    • One group called Mothers Against Police Brutality is standing up for what is right. Many other organizations are doing the same great work too. So, we are definitely inspired by the dedicated efforts of heroes who want an end to oppression. We are in the right side of history and we want police terrorism to end.

  • Ms. Vee

    What we are witnessing on video is not a chokehold but a handshake. Hopefully when Panteleo takes a vacation as celebration for no indictment he ends up in shark infested waters….amen.

  • ThatMartinez

    No, no they have not always claimed it wasn’t a chokehold… Too late for any attempt to save face PIG- you shouldn’t have murdered this man.

  • mshickman_31088

    The Jedi Mind Trick only works in the movies.