Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks | —
“The death of Staten Island man Eric Garner after New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo put him in a banned choke hold horrified civil rights advocates nationwide. When a grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo earlier this week, despite video evidence clearly showing that his actions led to Garner’s death, even pro-police conservatives like House Majority Leader John Boehner acknowledged that the incident raises serious questions about whether police violated Garner’s civil rights.
That should be a relief to anti-police violence activists, who might actually see some major progress emerge from this latest abuse of police power. But not everyone was willing to admit that Garner’s death pointed to larger problems in the New York Police Department — or hijacked the incident to push their own agenda. Here’s seven of the worst reactions from right-wing politicians and pundits over Garner’s death:”* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.”