Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO
A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.
Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.
“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.
She got no details from police until after she had gone to the hospital to identify his body, she said.
“I saw him with his eyes wide open and I said, ‘Babe, don’t leave me, I need you.’ But he was already gone,” she said.
and people wonder why black people don’t trust or have any love for cops. they murdered this man. this black man. and for what? fucking cigarettes. yea, WE’RE the fucking problem.
this is so heartbreaking fuck the five o
This is so hard to watch and horrifying :( It’s not just a black thing though. Three officers killed a young man with down syndrome in Maryland in Feb 2013 when they pinned him to the ground because he didn’t want to leave a movie theater and his caregiver had gone to buy him another ticket. They ruled his death a homicide and stated that he died from asphyxiation and the officers STILL walked.
The most horrifying part to me is that the officers here, TRAINED in first aid and taught to save lives, stood by after wrestling this man down in a chokehold, causing him to be unable to breathe, and then did NOTHING to attempt to help him but to roll him on his side… They said he went into cardiac arrest at the scene and couldn’t breathe? Did they even attempt CPR?
It makes me so sad to see all of this hate on the #AskSupernatural tag.
While I do agree they should cater towards the LGBTQ community, Dean and Sam are written as extremely straight and typical “macho man” archetypal guys. They established that earlier on in season one, and while they’ve gone…
Ugh. It’s honestly best to just stop reading. I personally never saw the romantic innuendo until I forced myself to look for it. Why? Because I wasn’t forcing myself to look for it.
I’m not a fan of One Direction, but the other day my cousin showed me a video where two of the guys where being silly together (I do not even know their names). She said that many people “ship them” and claim that they are homosexual even though at least one of them has a girlfriend and that fans are livid that they won’t ‘come out’ and think they owe it to the LGBTQ population to just be themselves. I sat there and thought to myself how sad it is that this is what we’ve become. Is this REALLY what we’re aiming for?
If in fact those two guys are homosexual or bisexual, they don’t owe their fans a damn thing! If they’re not, then their fans owe them a huge freaking apology. And would we call that “baiting” in the same manner we call Destiel baiting, the flirtation and kissing and eye batting, or are they just being dumb guys? And would we demand then that those two straight guys, or one gay and one straight or whatever they may happen to be have the obligation to have a relationship just to make their fans feel better about themselves?
How sick is that really?
You have a right to ship whoever you want. You don’t have a right to force the ship upon to the individuals it directly affects.
And I’m tired of people saying that anyone who doesn’t want to see Destiel happen (including the actors, writers, directors, etc…) is ‘homophobic’. Look, there are tons of people out there who are homophobic and it’s truly disheartening that it still exists… but not wanting to see two characters have a romantic relationship (sexual or otherwise) does NOT make a person homophobic. Plenty of people don’t want to see relationships develop between two characters of the opposite sex and no one says a thing about it.
Now if the characters did develop a relationship and people threw a fit or said it was disgusting or refused to watch the show because of it, then people can talk all they want.
It also doesn’t make an actor homophobic to not want to change the sexuality of a character he’s played for nine seasons.
Simple as that.
I’m not saying that people can’t be upset about certain things the writers have done. I’m not saying that they don’t have a right to be mad about the baiting. What I’m saying and have said is that it’s a tv show and they don’t owe us a thing…
If we don’t like it, we can stop watching.
So here are some things in the #AskSupernatural tag that pissed me off.
"Let’s talk canon and not FANON!" and "Don’t let a bunch of shippers ruin a perfectly good friendship between Dean and Cas!"
What fucking year do you all live in?? I want to know what level of cognitive development you…
While I think that the entire queerbaiting thing is wrong and I will say that I think the SPN writers have definitely done this in the past… I will strongly disagree that they have any obligation or responsibility to society to change the way they’ve written the characters on their show just to please certain individuals or sects of the population. Characters can be portrayed however the writer sees fit. And if that’s as womanizing men who have one night stands… so be it. If that’s to kill every other male and female character on the show 15 times and bring back the women on as ‘man pain’, oh well. If their choice is never to once have a homosexual character on their show… their choice. It’s our choice as viewers to keep watching the show or not.
Would it be wise for the writers to change their scripts to fit with the viewpoints of the majority of their viewers? Hell yeah, but obligation? Responsibility? No.
No one writing a television show (FICTION) has that obligation.
It’s a show.
It’s not reality.
It never will be and people need to realize this.
We live in the year 2014, and thank God for that. We’ve come so far in acceptance and yet we still have a long way to go… but demanding that something be portrayed a certain way on tv just because we want it that way is certainly not a step in the right direction.
Wow. Just wow.
Reading through the #AskSupernatural hashtag makes me truly disappointed in this fandom.
I do not have any issue with shippers. I think it’s absolutely fine to ship whoever you want with whoever you want, but there comes a point when you need to realize that just because you “ship” it, doesn’t mean it’s going to happen or should happen on the actual show.
And seriously? Think about the things you say before you say them.
If an individual writes a show and intends for a character to be homosexual but a network or the actor refuses to portray or play the character in that manner and instead switch the character to heterosexual, THAT is forced heterosexuality. If a character was written to BE heterosexual or has always been portrayed by the actor as heterosexual, then it is not. At all.
BUT, if you, as a fan, or the network then insist that the writer or actor begin portraying the character as homosexual because YOU believe it should be that way… how is that not forced homosexuality?
Explain that one to me.
If Jensen Ackles had been told from day one that Dean was a homosexual or bisexual character that would be one thing, but the fact that certain fans want to FORCE the show and the actor to change the way the character is portrayed to fit into the view they have… wake up people.
Who is forcing who?
I am sorry that there are not more homosexual, bisexual and transgender characters on television.
That doesn’t mean Jensen Ackles has an obligation to change the way he’s been portraying his own character for 9 seasons.
That moment you realize you’re responsible for it all…
Alistair: It was supposed to be your father, he was supposed to bring it on. But in the end, it was you.
Dean: Bring what on?
Alistair: Every night the same offer remember, the same as your father. And finally you said, “Sign me up.” Ah, the first time you picked up my razor… the first time you sliced into that weeping bitch… that was the first seal.
Dean: You’re lying.
Alistair: And it is written, that the first seal shall be broken when a righteous man sheds blood in hell. As he breaks, so shall it break.