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City paid out $30K to settle 2012 lawsuit against chokehold cop Daniel Pantaleo
One of the two civil rights lawsuits against Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold Thursday, ended up costing taxpayers $30,000 in settlement money, according to the plaintiffs' attorney.

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Pantaleo and another officer of strip-searching two men on a New Brighton street, pulling down their pants and underwear in broad daylight, in March 2012.

It alleges that Pantaleo and several other officers -- Joseph Torres, Ignazio Conca, and Steven Lopez -- "unlawfully stopped" a vehicle on Jersey Street in New Brighton. Another officer, Christian Cataldo, arrived at the scene later.

Two of the car's passengers, Darren Collins and Tommy Rice -- a federally convicted gun felon who had been released from prison five months prior

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According to the lawsuit, after getting license and registration information from both the car's driver, Morris Wilson, and Collins, the officers ordered Collins and Rice out of the vehicle for a search.

After they were handcuffed, "Pantaleo and/or Conca pulled down the plaintiffs' pants and underwear, and touched and searched their genital areas, or stood by while this was done in their presence," the lawsuit alleged.

Pantaleo then took the two men to the 120th Precinct stationhouse, where Pantaleo and Torres strip-searched them again, forcing them "to remove all of their clothing, squat, cough and lift their genitals."

Both men were criminally charged, but the cases against them were ultimately dismissed.

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Pantaleo had falsely claimed that he saw crack and heroin in plain view, on the vehicle's back seat, allowing the officers to arrest everyone in the car. Wilson admitted the drugs were in his pocket, not in plain view, when he ultimately took a plea deal, Leventhal said.

Collins and Rice each received $15,000 settlements from the city, Leventhal said.

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The second lawsuit against Pantaleo is still open - filed by Rylawn Walker in Manhattan federal court this past February.

Walker accuses Pantaleo of arresting him on Feb. 16, 2012 even though he was "committing no crime at that time and was not acting in a suspicious manner."

The lawsuit doesn't specify the circumstances of the arrest, but alleges that Pantaleo "misrepresented facts in the police reports and other documents that the plaintiff had committed offenses when in fact this was not true."

Walker was charged with marijuana-related offenses, and the case against him was dismissed and sealed in criminal court a day later, the lawsuit alleges.

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Leventhal, who regularly handles civil rights cases lodged against the NYPD, said that based on the Garner video, Pantaleo ignored a "life-or-death rule of the NYPD patrol guide" prohibiting chokeholds, and ignored the department's use-of-force continuum.

"You don't just immediately jump on the guy's neck and choke him," Leventhal said. "I think it's a depraved indifference to human life to choke him like that."

The NYPD prohibits the use of chokeholds.

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http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/chokehold_cop_was_defendant_in.html#incart_big-photo
 

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ChaosKitty

Queen Bitch From Hell
...I don't even know what the hell I'm going to say...*stunned silence*

@Whisper thank you for the repost on the video, but I had to stop watching...from his very first, muffled, strangled, terrified gasp, "I can't breathe..." Unfortunately, I've seen this, and more...working in a large jail and the Super Max prison for our state, but I've never...intervention always arrived (and subsequently, the firings & "Criminal Use of Force" charges) in time to pull the, um, "rogue" officer off the inmate they were..damn, it's hard to type through leaky eyes. But this? This was a gangland-style lynching. A fully sanctioned snuff film...I can't believe I just watched such a decent, innocent human being...being slowly murdered by a gang. Oxygen deprivation or heart attack, wtf does it matter (ref. article). Six kids and a wife...Anyone who's read my "bad cop" rant already knows how I feel about them. Just thank the PTB for cell cams...Gawd, the death of an innocent husband, father of six, son, brother, uncle, cousin, breaking up a fight and being murdered by not one, but a gang of "Peace Officers" for it, indelibly etched in real-time for all time...I hope they make this a mandatory LEO training film. The f**king little Barney Fife, security "Rent-A-Puke" couldn't arrest him, and it's so obvious the victim was walking away when the real 5-0 showed up. Well, they sure showed up, didn't they? I feel sick.
I coudn't watch it saw bits and pieces before and it freaks me out too bad. I was tackled and thrown face first in the curb and handcuffed before
 

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ChaosKitty

Queen Bitch From Hell
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It doesn't matter as far as the vid, but I agree the cops will come after you anyway they can, anytime you fuck with them
I've known too many cops in my day and know how they react to anything even remotely negative and it's not the bad apple its the majority, the blue code is what it is, they're family you're the enemy
nd they will protect the worse scum sucking freaks in the area and screw with innocent people in the process. It's time for that so called blue code gang mentality to be questioned
 

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ChaosKitty

Queen Bitch From Hell
Protests after N.Y. cop not indicted in chokehold death; feds reviewing case
http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/03/justice/new-york-grand-jury-chokehold/index.html?hpt=ju_c2
they fukn should: in NY and Calif the onky hope you might have of getting any justice is if the feds get involved but most times unless there is public outcry and are so far in bed and rolling with the locals it is impossible to get anything remotely resembling justice regardless of the atrocities.
 

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hilljillmama2

New Member
that to me is nothing compared to what it should have costed and it should have come out of the cops pocket. There was no way this was justified
Personal Liability Insurance for ALL Law Enforcement. Not until individuals and departments are held financially liable will this cease. No more raising taxes,, or raiding income in other ways to cover lawsuits. If the behavior becomes uninsurable, it will cease, as will the on purpose hiring of unfit individuals.
 

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JackBurton

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nded up costing taxpayers $30,000 in settlement money
That's it?

I hope the family of the deceased is still able to pursue a civil suit against the police dept.

Shocking to me a grand jury would decide it's not reasonable to believe a crime might have been committed here. The fact that the cop went against proper procedure and a man suffered life ending injuries should enough to make some dough.
 

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JackBurton

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The biggest bullshit about this is the reason he was hassled by the cops in the first place. Selling untaxed cigs. Are you fucking kidding me. Aren't there actual illegal drugs being sold on the streets of NYC, aren't there robberies and assaults and murders and rapes, aren't there fucking speeding tickets and jaywalkings to investigate and go after? I can't think of a more meaningless and asinine bit of nonsense for a cop to bother with then the sale of untaxed cigs. Each and every officer involved deserves to be fired and to return the entirety of their last years salary back to the taxpayers for that alone.

Fascist sissy state NYC, can't handle a little free market capitalism but they don't mind choking innocent people to death on the streets. God forbid somebody makes a dime on a product the gov't wants to tax out the ass. Don't see cops raiding lemonade stands on the street, somebody selling cigs though, oh mercy call the fucking national god damn guard. Fuck these pricks.
 

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Mis.Anthrope

Active Member
Are you fucking serious?!
So they can use a maneuver that was banned in 1993, cause a man's premature demise and there still isn't enough for indictment?! But the guy that filmed it sure as hell got his.
'Merica..
 

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spiff

Professional cat spooner.
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Although I feel for this case infinitely more than that little thugged out prick Michael Brown, the Boston protestors are driving me fucking crazy. They tried to take over the Christmas tree lighting ceremony by parading around and chanting during the singing and dancing, and then went on to shut down a bunch of roads and the highway. I'm sure the kids who went to the ceremony for some Christmas spirit were really moved by your loud ass chanting. I'm on their side with how messed up this case is, but working to ruin a goddamn Christmas tree lighting ceremony?!

New York City isn't that far. Get your asses out of Boston and go to where it counts if you actually care about the cause.... except almost none of these brats do, they're just your typical bandwagoning college kids. I can't take it anymore!!! [ending rant here.]
 

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Whisper

#byefelicia
yep they all laid down at the river tonight and chanted whatever they were saying
that was across in Detr I saw on news but could see the lights of the cops making sure they didnt get out of control
 
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mrcarolinablue823

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Please, please, please, let this end peacefully. (Fat chance, but I can wish). Silent protests, sit ins, lie ins, marches; that is how you make your statement. No violence, lots of annoyance, but nobody gets hurt.
I swear to Gawd I'm having flashbacks...and they ain't happy ones. pray for peace, but prepare for war.
. I don't know who said that. Probably Sun Tzu
 

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Whisper

#byefelicia
Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan didn’t include reckless endangerment charge as option to Eric Garner grand jury: WNBC
Donovan only asked for manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide against Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the report said.
Prosecutors left off the table a criminal charge that would have allowed a Staten Island grand jury to indict the cop who killed Eric Garner — even if the panel believed the officer didn’t intend to choke him to death
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It’s called reckless endangerment and all a majority on the grand jury would have needed to do is agree that Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s actions — clearly visible on a horrific cell phone video obtained
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figured in Garner’s death.

But they never got the chance.
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District Attorney Daniel Donovan only asked grand jurors to consider manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges,”
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Those charges are harder to get because they imply that the cop knew his actions could result in death or serious injury — and did them anyway.
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Donovan did not give the grand jury an option to charge Pantaleo with a less serious crime came two days after New York and the nation was outraged after the panel chose not to indict Pantaleo.
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the 29-year-old officer walk despite damning footage that showed the officer using the banned chokehold and a Medical Examiner’s determination that Garner’s death was a homicide.

Ramsey Orta, the Staten Islander who took the violent video, told
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Thursday the grand jury was rigged and the panelists barely asked him any questions — and when they did it was more about Garner than Pantaleo.

“Nothing pertaining to the cop choking him,”
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Rodney Lee, manager of the Tompkinsville beauty supply shop in front of which Garner was killed on July 17, told
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said he too was barely asked any questions.
“They all treated us like we were dumb, like didn’t know nothing,” he said.

Donovan’s office, citing state confidentiality laws, declined to discuss
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or the claims by Orta and Lee.

But Donovan, the lone Republican among the city’s five district attorneys, has defended the grand jury proceedings as thorough and fair — even as thousands of demonstrators in New York City and across the nations have denounced the decision.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/nypd-commissioner-bill-bratton-defends-de-blasio-article-1.2034559
 

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Mis.Anthrope

Active Member
Aw, my first dumb from Pete. I feel like I truly belong now.
So they didn't charge him with the right charges and thus no indictment? Well played indeed.
 

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JackBurton

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Wow. So it's an undeniable fact that the city was looking out for its own and its own interests here right? What else are we to make of the DA leaving off the one charge that no doubt would stick.

Question EVERYONE needs to be asking now is, why are they not forming another grand jury to hear this other charge?

How did they think this could just go away? Will it just go away?
 

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DamagedGoods

Asmodeus - Destroyer of Men
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It blows my mind that when a cop is charged with a crime, the local DA is the one who chooses whether to try to pursue charges, and/or is also the one who presents the evidence to the jury when attempting to get an indictment.

The DA who is inextricably linked to and reliant upon those same cops. How could you NOT have corruption in this scenario?
 

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biteme

The Rev, Molon labe
Fat fuck, shouldn't have resisted arrest
Fat fucking out of shape criminals collect for being fucking fat pigs while comiting crimes fucking bullshit
Like he wasn't collecting enough welfare money while making criminal cash and not paying taxes
 

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Satanica

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http://news.yahoo.com/man-behind-bars-filming-eric-garner-murder-just-224724076.html

More than 750 people, most of them strangers, chipped in online to get the man who captured Eric Garner’s death on video out of jail—and the money keeps rolling in for his attorneys fees, reaching more than $19,000 by Tuesday evening. The outpouring of support for Ramsey Orta is a testament to the public’s appreciation of his role as the camera-wielding whistle-blower who documented the choke hold by a New York City police officer that ended Eric Garner’s life last summer, and shed light on the use of excessive force by police nationwide.
 

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Krystal

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I found this interesting. Garner has an additional child, 1 year old, beautiful little girl, Legacy. He apparently had a 3 year relationship with Legacy's mother prior to his death.

The reason I find this interesting is his family's reaction to Legacy, his daughter, his baby girl. They have unequivocally stated that Legacy is NOT welcome as part of their family. a completely and utterly innocent child and they want nothing to do with her. There are accusations of each side wanting $$$ from the lawsuit and the other bullshit like that.

I would think that they would embrace her, his youngest child and take the time to make sure, since she won't remember her father, to share the memories they have of him with her.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/eric-garner-daughter-not-family-widow-article-1.2281072
 

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rod2pop

Rigid Member
They have unequivocally stated that Legacy is NOT welcome as part of their family. a completely and utterly innocent child and they want nothing to do with her. There are accusations of each side wanting $$$ from the lawsuit and the other bullshit like that.
Unfortunately, all they care about is how much money they can milk out of the poor man's demise. Not that I'm against recompense for his death - but if they can choose to ignore the child, then they are motivated by nothing but greed.
 

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ChaosKitty

Queen Bitch From Hell
I found this interesting. Garner has an additional child, 1 year old, beautiful little girl, Legacy. He apparently had a 3 year relationship with Legacy's mother prior to his death.

The reason I find this interesting is his family's reaction to Legacy, his daughter, his baby girl. They have unequivocally stated that Legacy is NOT welcome as part of their family. a completely and utterly innocent child and they want nothing to do with her. There are accusations of each side wanting $$$ from the lawsuit and the other bullshit like that.

I would think that they would embrace her, his youngest child and take the time to make sure, since she won't remember her father, to share the memories they have of him with her.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/eric-garner-daughter-not-family-widow-article-1.2281072
not to sure wth this would have to do with anything other than an enquirer type article to garner gossip and sales by ukdm [which they do love sensationalism but do have some good articles they are kinda the twilight combo news, some great stuff allot of mamma booboo or whatever their names are] bottom line I think, rather than waxing one way or the other about a little child is look at how the guy she'll never know was murdered. His killer now has on a 24hr emergency button to push if he feels threatened [boo hoo] and he has his own personal 24 hr bodyguards all compliments of the state taxpayers. This to me is criminal along with someone making a little money off of non taxed cigarettes. Up there I would probably do the same as nobody needs to pay 10.00 a pack
 

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biteme

The Rev, Molon labe
not to sure wth this would have to do with anything other than an enquirer type article to garner gossip and sales by ukdm [which they do love sensationalism but do have some good articles they are kinda the twilight combo news, some great stuff allot of mamma booboo or whatever their names are] bottom line I think, rather than waxing one way or the other about a little child is look at how the guy she'll never know was murdered. His killer now has on a 24hr emergency button to push if he feels threatened [boo hoo] and he has his own personal 24 hr bodyguards all compliments of the state taxpayers. This to me is criminal along with someone making a little money off of non taxed cigarettes. Up there I would probably do the same as nobody needs to pay 10.00 a pack
Career criminal dies resisting arrest while committing a crime, BOO HOO!!
 

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ChaosKitty

Queen Bitch From Hell
not to sure wth this would have to do with anything other than an enquirer type article to garner gossip and sales by ukdm [which they do love sensationalism but do have some good articles they are kinda the twilight combo news, some great stuff allot of mamma booboo or whatever their names are] bottom line I think, rather than waxing one way or the other about a little child is look at how the guy she'll never know was murdered. His killer now has on a 24hr emergency button to push if he feels threatened [boo hoo] and he has his own personal 24 hr bodyguards all compliments of the state taxpayers. This to me is criminal along with someone making a little money off of non taxed cigarettes. Up there I would probably do the same as nobody needs to pay 10.00 a pack
I further want to add, I defend law enforcement but not criminals allowed to be in law enforcement if you can't tell the differrence you should lay off the alcohol and drugs as they are the worst form of criminals. The most blurred lines seem to be on the east and west coast with there we are above the law mentality of no one can talk or do anything about us. The only way to recreate justice is to wreck and destroy the unions that make them fat immune ticks gorging off of society. They make more money per month than many legitimate law enforcement agents make per almost a year.
 

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ChaosKitty

Queen Bitch From Hell
Career criminal dies resisting arrest while committing a crime, BOO HOO!!
but your defending the worse of the career criminals and doing it under the guise of the brotherhood mentality. What brotherhood? not justice or real law enforcement
 

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biteme

The Rev, Molon labe
I further want to add, I defend law enforcement but not criminals allowed to be in law enforcement if you can't tell the differrence you should lay off the alcohol and drugs as they are the worst form of criminals. The most blurred lines seem to be on the east and west coast with there we are above the law mentality of no one can talk or do anything about us. The only way to recreate justice is to wreck and destroy the unions that make them fat immune ticks gorging off of society. They make more money per month than many legitimate law enforcement agents make per almost a year.
Bad cops don't make career criminals good, fucking career criminals and their families raising more deadbeat career criminals cost tax payers more money than a few bad cops, next time you have an issue try calling a career criminal for help and good fucking luck! Next time I have a career criminal casing my house I'll call a cop, thank you
 
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