*Too bad more folks don’t believe in karma. If more people did, I know they would think twice before doing some of the crazy sh*t they do. They would also have a better understanding of the ish that happens in their own lives; you know, that stuff that seems to happen to you, “out of the blue.”
Yes, I have a point.
It’s the bad move one Caucasian couple made when they decided to position themselves behind on-camera reporter Allison Kaden and act out the scene of Eric Garner as police held him in a choke-hold until he ceased to breath.
Kaden was on camera talking about how protesters were slated to interrupt the Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
According to the DailyMail.com,
“As she described the nights’ peaceful demonstration, a man in a suit and a woman noticed they were on camera. The man grabbed the woman around the neck and then, as it dawned on the woman what her friend was doing, she played along and put her hands up. They both then laughed and walked off camera.”
The reporter seemed oblivious to what was going on, and so did the in-studio anchors. It wasn’t until the people saw the footage and voiced outrage about the incident.
They didn’t think it was funny either.
The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City went on as planned, but had New York City police in full force at the event.
The public wanted th event to be cancelled in the wake of the no indictment news. Mayor Bill de Blasio apparently agreed, as he canceled his scheduled appearances. But who am I kidding, it was probably for security reasons because citywide protests had began to increase and spread in different areas.
Eric Garner was a 43-year-old father of six who died in July after police officers attempted to arrest him for “allegedly” selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. A Staten Island grand jury declined to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who was responsible for putting Garner in an illegal chokehold that took his life.
Protesters continue to march peacefully throughout the city, chanting “I can’t breathe,” which were the last words uttered by Garner before his death.
Watch the horrific video directly below of the NYPD surrounding Eric Garner, who lies motionless on the ground. The police ordering people to back up so “he can have air.” The narrator catches the ironic order and makes note of it on the video, “Oh now they want air.”
You’ll be pissed off all over again with this one. I hadn’t seen it before, had you?