On Wednesday, a grand jury announced their decision not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. The aftermath of the decision sparked nationwide protest, with much of the country left feeling angry, emotional, and defeated by the perceived infallibility of police.
But then this happened. One couple at a protest in New York City thought it would be funny to imitate Eric Garner’s death on live TV.
During the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony in New York, a couple walked into a news reporter’s live shot, mocking Eric Garner’s final moments as he struggled to breathe while being held in a chokehold. WPIX reporter Allison Kaden was on the scene to report on the protest at the ceremony.
As she described the night’s peaceful demonstration, a man in a suit and a woman noticed they were on camera.
The man grabbed the woman around the neck and then, as it dawned on the woman what her friend was doing, she played along and put her hands up.
They both then laughed and walked off camera.
The reporter didn’t seem to notice the couple as she finished her segment.
Garner complained that he couldn’t breathe when he was restrained by cops in Staten Island on July 17. Garner later died from compression of the neck. His death was ruled a homicide by a coroner.
The other officers involved in Garner’s death were granted immunity. And now we have this – idiots making fun of him on live television.
SOURCE: Daily Mail | VIDEO CREDIT: YouTube