I am a white, politically conservative, 60-something Jewish man, and I need to add my voice to those who are astonished at the New York grand jury decision not to indict the police officer in Eric Garner’s death.
In fairness, I did not see any evidence in the Garner case, other than the video shown on TV, but unless they heard something I did not, I can’t figure out how they could be certain that no crime was committed.
A man guilty of nothing worse than a minor tax infraction winds up dead following a policeman’s use of a disallowed chokehold, and those men and women of the grand jury are sure the police did nothing illegal?
I agreed with the Ferguson decision, I agreed with George Zimmerman’s acquittal, but this just seems so wrong.
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I’ve never been a big fan of the attorney general, but in this case, I welcome his decision to pursue this federally.
Yaakov Rudd, Miami Beach