These might be some of the dumbest comments I’ve ever seen on any article within the blaze.
 December 4, 2014 at 3:53pm
And that’s the problem. Those cops were out of control no matter what anyone’s color of skin. This incident should have never gone this far. If they felt so inclined to enforce the cigarette law at that moment, they should have cited him and moved on.
Hoosier, The only problem is the cops had NO CHOICE for two reasons. One is that they were working on a special task force, ordered by the mayor. Mr. Garner was not the only person committing this crime. The mayor wanted results. Two, Mr Garner was on probation, he broke probation by committing a crime. That mandates the officers to arrest him. You don't hear this in MSM do you?
 December 4, 2014 at 3:52pm
Matt, what you fail to recognize in this article is that while the cops may be forced to enforce these dumb laws they are certainly not required to use such unnecessary force in doing so. They could have simply cited the guy and moved on. Those cops were looking for an altercation.
But if it's his 8th or 10th offense or whatever it was, and he's making more doing this each day than the cost of the citation you write him every week, it's time to arrest him at some point, no? The citation isn't going to stop him from doing the illegal activity which is the whole point of law enforcement. And when that time comes, and when the 400 pound man then resists arrest, what do you do? What's YOUR plan?
try another view:
If I set up an unlicensed newspaper stand and sell porn, what is the city going to do? They will send cops to stop it and then ask that I appear before court.
What if I resist arrest, refuse to leave, refuse to give them my ID, refuse to hand over all the porn? You think they should just walk off.
No. They arrest me using whatever technique necessary to put my arms behind my back to restrain my arms and then take me to court along with all the porn. This was NOT unnecessary force since you see in the video his waving around and refusal. They laid him down and cuffed him. His weight drowned him. The neglect was not checking on the gentle giant as he lay there breathing...or not.
De Blasio wanted him to be "made an example". There's your bad guy.
 December 4, 2014 at 3:47pm
Come one, have you read the autopsy reports? While it lists all the things you say it clearly says the cause of death was airway restriction by the officer. While he may have chose to be fat, he didn’t chose to be choked. The fat might have killed him someday, but it never got the chance.
With your logic we could go around choking fat people and people with asthma without penalty.
 December 4, 2014 at 3:41pm
You started out well. All good points except you fail the recognize that he did not make the decision to choke to death. The cop made that decision for him and that should be a crime. The cops could have simply cited him or even arrested him without choking him. He wasn’t even resisting, the cop just jumped on his back and choked him.
Next time you drive over the speed limit ask yourself if you deserve to be run off the road into a tree and killed because you “broke the speed law”. He was selling cigarettes for god sake, who does that really harm? Only the tax collector is my guess.
From what I have heard he had a heart attack. Many people say they feel like they can't breath when they have a heart attack. The cop was not excessive In my opinion. Garner wouldn't let officers cuff him. If I speed and won't pull over then they may very well run me off the road and I might die (quite possibly of a heart attack)
 December 4, 2014 at 3:37pm
It’s fine to enforce the law. They could have cited him or even arrested him without choking him to death. While he’s argumentative he doesn’t even seem to be resisting the arrest at any point. He simply falls down and says he can’t breath while they sit on him and continue to choke. This was way different from Michael Brown, these police officers were in the wrong.
He was resisting arrest during the entire arrest. The point is that commie liberals made up the laws that made him a criminal.
They did NOT choke him to death. That is a lie the MSM is spreading. The cops were doing their job. He died of a heart attack, due to exertion from resisting arrest. In an article by Ben Shapiro on Dec. 3, he points out the typical definition of a choke hold, which has been banned by the NYPD since 1993, as a hold that prevents a person from breathing. The officer was applying a submission hold, which is a compression of the blood vessels in the neck to reduce bloody supply to the brain and render the subject briefly unconscious. Contrary to the narrative of the Obama administration, dominant liberal media and racist politicians and opportunists and supported by the autopsy, Garner was not choked to death. His friends said "he had several health issues: diabetes, sleep apnea, and asthma so severe that he had to quit his job as a horticulturist for the city’s parks department. He wheezed when he talked and could not walk a block without resting, they said.” There was no damage to the windpipe or neck bones found in the autopsy. The report initially declared that he died thanks to “compression of neck (then incorrectly calling it a "choke hold"), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.” The autopsy then contradicted itself by further noting that Garner died thanks to acute and chronic bronchial asthma, obesity, and heart disease, and had a fatal heart attack on the way to the hospital. We won't be seeing or hearing these distinctions i
 November 19, 2014 at 8:59am
The answer of course is… Chewbacca
 November 19, 2014 at 8:55am
Guess what? When you make an effort to stand out by being overweight, having wild hair and dressing like an idiot… people are going to stare.
If you don’t like it, clean yourself up and dress like an adult. It’s not just because you’re fat.
 October 9, 2014 at 12:07pm
Oh please, this is nothing compared to all the other scandals that have resulted in exactly zero punishment. So why would this one be any different or even be news.
 September 30, 2014 at 9:27am
Yawn, just another blatant failing that will result in absolutely no action by the republicans.
September 26, 2014 at 11:38am
The better option would have been for the organization to just recognize the situation and pay him.
Or not pay and fullfill the contract. He said no. End of story.
 September 26, 2014 at 11:35am
Whatever… just another corrupt government official that the republicans will yell and scream over but not actually take any action against. Think about this… Bengazi, IRS, VA, Fast and Furious… Despite all of the yelling and grand standing not one single person punished or arrested for any of these.
Republicans are either in on the cover-ups or they are just as much to blame at this point for letting this stuff happen without consequences.
 September 23, 2014 at 1:46pm
Washington DC comes in at the highest at $688,000 yet the article fails to mention it?
I noticed that as well. Washington D.C., the hub of "public servants," has the highest paid criminals, I mean residents...What a surprise...This country really is going downhill fast.
THAT is the true disparity and problem in this country. The highest one percent and huge areas of extreme poverty but they keep on voting in the same democrooks year after year.
 September 23, 2014 at 1:41pm
Are Father who ourt in heaven…
 September 23, 2014 at 9:24am
Actually you’re wrong here. He’s in favor of letting each state decide their personhood laws. So if a state calls an unborn baby a person the feds can’t overrule. It’s completely consistent with the libertarian beliefs that more power should be in the hands of state and local law makers instead of federal lawmakers.
September 18, 2014 at 9:56am
Now please quit talking about it and do something Mr. Gowdy. Your words are not being backed up by action. Wake me up when someone actually goes to jail or gets punished over this. Talk is talk, we want action.
September 18, 2014 at 9:55am
More talk and still no action. This is all a show by both Republicans and Democrats. If anyone was really serious about this someone would be in jail by now. What a shame.
Scotland isn't "under British rule" anymore than Wisconsin is under American rule. It is merely a constituent part of the UK.
American Whites are delusional. They're ruled by foreign races and peoples. They're forced to press '1' to Speak English and must pay for non-White through taxation. American Whites created this Republic and Whites are the only race that's not allowed to act in their collective self-interest.
America is gone.
 September 11, 2014 at 3:14pm
Can’t it’s the golden goose that funds them all. Don’t fall for this drama by Republicans, they don’t want it ended either. Only true libertarians are for abolishing the IRS. Because if Republicans wanted that they could vote it tomorrow in the house.
 September 3, 2014 at 9:14am
If you want to push the bible do it with your own means, don’t sabotage a private company’s products.