A disturbing trend has surfaced in New York law enforcement. First, Eric Garner, an asthmatic Staten Island father of six was put in a chokehold and now he’s dead. All for apparently selling loosies. Now photos have surfaced of a 7-months-pregnant East New York woman being put in a chokehold by police for illegally grilling on the sidewalk.
Where do we start? The fact that chokeholds are an illegal police protocol? That people are being arrested for ridiculous “crimes”? That brown people are still being targeted and harassed by the police everyday for nothing?
How do we fix this problem? Well, this NJ reporter had a brilliant idea:
Yup. The problem must be lack of black fathers. Of course, Eric Garner was a black father.
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