I know the New York Post is a Murdoch paper but come on. NY Post columnist Bob McManus says it was Eric Garner’s fault that the cops choked him to death.
Each broke the law — petty offenses, to be sure, but sufficient to attract the attention of the police.
And then — tragically, stupidly, fatally, inexplicably — each fought the law.
The law won, of course, as it almost always does.
What was the law that Garner was supposed to have broken? The law against selling single cigarettes from packs without tax stamps. Is it rash and terroristic of me to suggest that that’s not worth choking a suspect for? By a very wide margin not enough? Even if the suspect is trying to refuse to be arrested?