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Asthmatic Man Dies After NYPD Officer Uses Chokehold on Him


“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. Read Full Story Here.

July 18, 2014
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Longarm @ 7/18/2014 5:44 PM

If you can't breathe, you can't scream. Physiologically impossible. More to this story, for sure.

rio @ 7/19/2014 12:24 PM

If you can't breathe, you die. He died. Hmmmm...what a mystery, eh Longarm? Let me guess, there was a shooter on the grassy knoll.

Longarm @ 7/19/2014 9:58 PM

Rio, here's a possibility, maybe fighting with the police and screaming and throwing a fit at the same time wasn't the best plan for a 400lb man who more than likely doesn't have the healthiest heart in the world. For all you know, he had too many big macs and causing a ruckus with the PD was the straw the broke the camel's back. It doesn't take a medical degree to know that when asthmatics are having a severe attack, they can barely speak let alone scream loudly and repeatedly. Give your head a shake.

Mismad @ 7/21/2014 3:41 PM

I heard him say 8 different times that he could not breath. I sure hope this officer in the green jersey is arrest, this is muder after all, no matter who is this officer is he should face the penalties/charges just like if were anyone else that caused his DEATH!!!!

Federali @ 7/21/2014 5:30 PM

Can somebody wipe the drool off of Mismad's chin and make sure his helmet is properly secured. Try Spell-check, it works for grammar too! The way the human body works, it requires breathing in order to talk, yell or scream. Ergo, if one is saying that they can’t breathe, they are in fact lying. Maybe they’re having a difficult time breathing, like I’m sure Mr. Garner probably had anytime he moved. Picking a fight with the police is always a bad idea, it’s even worse when you’re in that poor of shape.

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