Society & Culture
Leid Stories—Trump’s Bizarre Ways of Doing Things Continue to Confound; The Eric Garner Case: The ‘Law’ Adds Insult to Garner’s Wrongful Death (Part 2)—07.26.18
President Trump yesterday pulled a fast one that left many U.S. lawmakers and foreign-trade officials deeply puzzled. Trump, according to reports, hastily called a news conference in the Rose Garden to announce an agreement with the European Union on tariffs. Trouble was, no one seemed to know there was any such thing.
Leid Stories continues our discussion on a two-tiered system of justice—one for cops and one for the rest of us—when it comes to the crime of murder. Such is the case with NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who four years ago was a lead officer in the violent attempted arrest of Eric Garner, 43, for selling untaxed “loosie” cigarettes. Pantaleo, along with several other officers, tried to take Garner down, but succeeded only after Pantaleo placed Garner in a lethal chokehold. The maneuver was banned by the NYPD since 1983.
Leid Stories contends that the NYPD’s parallel justice system is both unconstitutional and unjust, because it is arbitrary, fraught with favoritism, subverts the law, and creates a two-tiered system of justice in which members of law enforcement are held to one standard, and the rest of us to another.
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