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Watch live: NYPD announces firing of Daniel Pantaleo, officer at center of the death of Eric Garner



Daniel Pantaleo was fired by the NYPD after a five-year fight over whether he used a chokehold on Eric Garner before his death in 2014. Eric Garner’s dying words “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry for the national movement to change how police treat minorities. An NYPD disciplinary judge recommended earlier this month that Pantaleo be fired. Read more: https://wapo.st/2ZnD0C1. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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MrBigzo0574
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MrBigzo0574

He’ll just go to another police department

EL EVO
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EL EVO

Police officers are a brotherhood. So is KKK.

Wade Overwater
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Wade Overwater

Upper body = neck..

Tracee Johnson
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Tracee Johnson

Too little, Too Late, he should be in PRISON!

Wade Overwater
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Wade Overwater

Daniel still has a clean record.

Porter Shabazz
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Porter Shabazz

Took long enough

Shawn Thomas
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Shawn Thomas

Eric Garner was arrested, without a warrant, for a non-criminal; civil tax code violation. The New York State Criminal Procedure Law does NOT authorized civil arrest. The arrest violated the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution, and the New York State Constitution. Choke-Hold or not, the arrest was unlawful making the death a crime. Many Americans have seemed to have been so dumbed down that basic fundamentals of American law have been erased from their minds. So I will remind you: A warrantless arrest without probable cause of a CRIME is unlawful. In this case Mr. Garner committed no CRIME.… Read more »

HemiHead664
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HemiHead664

Oh, the crime of selling cigarettes. Maybe you kleptocrats should stop selling smokes for $13 a pack to give yourselves a freakin raise. You loser politicians should be making $7.25 an hour with the rest of us. And to hell with your pension and healthcare benefits. After all, you have shown us the same kindness.

El Loco
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El Loco

Pantaleo should be serving a life sentence, and all the scumbags having covered for him all this time up the line should be fired and prosecuted … ending with De Blasio.

Carrie Marc
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Carrie Marc

Since when is resisting arrest a crime that is punishable by execution by strangulation? Whey were they arresting him for selling ciggarettes? Is that not just a fineable offence? Since when is not telling the cops your name a death sentence? That is the problem. We have executioners running the streets.

talljohn5350
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talljohn5350

How dumb are all of you for still believing the lie that garner was choked to death. The video proves it, and the autopsy proves it. Why do you think that no charges ever came about. It is because when you objectively look at the facts it is clear what actually happened. The commissioner said it himself. He died from an asthma attack due to his poor health, which never would have happened if 1) he wasn't breaking the law repeatedly, necessitating his arrest 2) he complied with the initial orders 3) he didn't continue to resist when the officers… Read more »

EL EVO
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EL EVO

Laws need to be changed. Once a police officer is fired from any law enforcement job, he cannot be hired by another Lawe Enforcement Dept, 9r even a Security Job. Such hirring posses a threat to the people. End of fooking Story.

EL EVO
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EL EVO

Fire Pat Lunch while we're at it.

Nick Bezzel
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Nick Bezzel

I just listened to this clown talk, he sounds like he just want cops to run crazy with no accountability.

T Judah
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T Judah

This country is too wicked…. They let one of their own get paid while Eric Garner's family had multiple deaths starting with his own demise. Demonic justice system until that day this country falls.

Ross Harris
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Ross Harris

This releases NYPD from liability?? John 5:28/Daniel 12:2 Jesus will call the dead forth, and they will come back to you with a big smile, and a big hug. God bless you 🤗😇💓 🙏

Rich High
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Rich High

Damn he made this seem WAY harder than it should have been. Your employee killed someone… AND did it in a manner that you forbid… So, what's the difficulty?

Katie Kane
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Katie Kane

Death for a previous misdemeanor? The cop should have his ability to work in law enforcement permanently taken away. How many others, of ALL skin colors, have been killed over the smell of cannabis? It has ZERO deaths throughout history yet PD calls enforcement "public safety" & some of you buy THAT. Many others with mental health issues are killed or imprisoned. Respect is to be earned, not legislated!

Pablo Escobar
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Pablo Escobar

so much (SYMPATHY) for the officer in the letter he is reading 😠

& not the (DEAD MAN)

the officer only get's (FIRED)? no Jail time? I'm sure the officer is collecting retirement money now.

Shoeless b
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Shoeless b

NYPD caves to politics

Political correctness after paying out taxpayers money to the family.
I'm sorry Mr. Garner was not smart enough to simply comply with the cops.
He would be out there selling his illegal cigarettes today.

Emperor Palpatine
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Emperor Palpatine

"Some of those that join forces, are the same that burn crosses"

Clueless Vaping
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Clueless Vaping

It's about freaking time.

Raymond Polichano
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Raymond Polichano

FINALLY THERE IS SOME JUSTICE THIS OFFICER SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED 5 YEARS AGO BUT HE IS NOW OFF OUR STREETS NEVER TO HARM ANYONE AGAIN

Elhadji Amadou Johnson
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Elhadji Amadou Johnson

After five years!!!

Fire Shepherd
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Fire Shepherd

All the offices involved should be fired & NYPD need to hold a mirror up to themselves… Really really disgusting. God bless Eric.

Jeff Byrne
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Jeff Byrne

One man dies. One man losses his Job Where should your sympathy lay? Not rocket science But listening to this man we need to feel sorry for the man who still breathes? Wtf

Charles M Rinehart
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Charles M Rinehart

O’Neill showed his true colors by praising a murderer, and dismissing Garner.

John Sanabria
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John Sanabria

Now time to put him in prison cause now he for no connections

Troy Manster
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Troy Manster

About time

Jae D'jrift
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Jae D'jrift

"Comply or die is what the commissioner is saying blatantly

A few cigarettes vs extreme force
Who lost more 🤔🤔🤔

Daniel Pantaleo got off lite for taking one for the team

"Blue lives matter only" 😔😔😔 sad to say

ADU B
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ADU B

Your country is fu** up. To many cases and it doesn't seems to get any better! Your police needs a new kind of training first of all learn how to handle though situations without having in their minds beating someone or worst shooting someone just because he or she ain't complaing with orders giving to them.

Hercules Roceffeller
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Hercules Roceffeller

Gods Clowns

Jonathon Delaney
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Jonathon Delaney

The book of Daniel(Bible) rehearse the angel Gabriel as saying that he "would have come sooner but the prince of Persia withstood him for 20 and 1 days" It has been about that long since TWA flight 800 went down fatally from NYC in 1997 July 17- the same day Eric was slain. Is it the slow wheels of justice or conspiracy ???

Afro Mystic
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Afro Mystic

Five years later huh…

Fortune and glory.
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Fortune and glory.

Political BS courtesy of De Blasio and his corrupt, spineless cronies.

Jeff Byrne
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Jeff Byrne

Enough ENOUGH Enough Enough. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH. we are The People. The Police are not above the LAW

Sal Lizandro
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Sal Lizandro

NO PENSION FOR YOU

CD_ Promo
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CD_ Promo

I sat on my city's chief of police advisory committee on profiling. Officers met with civilian community members once a month for five years. We let no one in that room with an agenda – no press or politicians or police union rep or anyone who would suppress anyone around the table from speaking their truth and perspective. There was diverse representation; minorities as well as youth reps. Given that experience, I can tell you what happened w/ Gardner, because officers in my group confided in us that they KNOW if certain officers feels ' disrespected' …it can get very… Read more »

Lovely Lisa
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Lovely Lisa

Family should sue him and the city

Shawn Thomas
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Shawn Thomas

What constitutes a “Lawful Arrest”?

An arrest made with a warrant; or one based on probable cause of a crime.

That last part is where the mental disorder of statism seems to foul one’s logic.

The probable cause must be of a crime. It must be a belief that criminality is afoot.

Civil Law violations are not crimes; and therefore, it is a crime to make an arrest for anything other than a crime, such as a local tax code violation.

Statist suffer a corrupted intellectual capacity so they have a very difficult time processing this basic and fundamental fact of American law.

Jetfan 95
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Jetfan 95

What a joke this city is

Jetfan 95
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Jetfan 95

O’Neil chose his job over his cops

Samuel Ingles
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Samuel Ingles

i agree pantaleon needs to get fire but with a shotgun…

Clifford A. Wheeler
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Clifford A. Wheeler

…………., If the cop lied, it's good he's gone. I can't help think though, a little respect paid to the badge might have avoided this unfortunate incident!

Chris
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Chris

That Crap Head should suffer his Stupidity for Life in Prison!!!!

Kwum aix
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Kwum aix

Connect the dots: 5YEARS they sat on this until Deblasio decides to run for Pres then he leans on the cops to fire that ratshit thug cop.. If they think he did a fireable offense .. why isn't he in prison as well?
If they think he "dindu nuthin" why fire him? This isn't about justice.. its all poltics

A Google User
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A Google User

It’s sad it took all these years for them to come to “ justice “ . How much investigating did they need to do , all the evidence they needed was in that video. This incident happened when Obama was in office . & he lost his job ? That’s all ?? He should’ve gotten prison time !! This justice system is broken & it’s sad .

Cng215
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Cng215

At least he can find another job. Meanwhile dude is in the dirt over some dam cigarettes…