As shock, anger and debate raged Wednesday night following the decision not to indict a police officer whose use of a chokehold on a New York City man led to his death last summer, at least two people apparently thought the volatile situation was worth laughing at.
As WPIX-TV reporter Allison Kaden delivered a report about protests that followed the grand jury's decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner, a man and woman walked behind her and into the camera's view to act out a mock chokehold on one another.
Unbeknownst to Kaden, the man, who was wearing a suit and tie, grabbed the woman around the neck as she put her hands in the air; the two proceeded to laugh and walk away.
See the clip below:
Deadspin called the shocking display the "worst video bomb of the day (and week, and probably year, and maybe ever)."
It came just hours after a grand jury decided not to indict Pantaleo, who, according to his attorney, denied using a chokehold during his grand jury testimony. Instead, he said he used "a takedown move as he was taught in the [Police] Academy," according to the New York Post.
(H/T: Daily Mail)