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The police officer who fatally choked Eric Garner has been fired. The guy who filmed it is still in prison.

The police officer who fatally choked Eric Garner has been fired. The guy who filmed it is still in prison.Former NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo escaped criminal prosecution. Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the deadly encounter, has been locked up for years.



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De Blasio Says Justice Given to Eric Garner—Family Says No

De Blasio Says Justice Given to Eric Garner—Family Says NoREUTERSNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday a measure of justice had finally been served for the death of Eric Garner after an NYPD judge recommended the police officer who killed him in 2014 be fired.“Until today, the Garner family has been failed by this entire process,” he said. “Today we finally saw a step towards justice and accountability,” Daniel Pantaleo was immediately suspended without pay by the NYPD on Friday after a department judge recommended his termination for the death of Garner in 2014. The recommendation came after an NYPD trial this summer that heard Pantaleo violated department policy by using a prohibited chokehold on Garner—who cried out “I can’t breathe” before dying. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill will decide whether to fire Pantaleo.NYPD Judge Recommends Firing Officer Who Killed Eric GarnerGarner’s mother, Gwen Carr, blamed de Blasio for waiting so long. “My family and I have been fighting for five long years for justice and accountability for Eric’s murder—and Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD have put up roadblocks and delays every step of the way,” she said.Carr said she feels “some relief” to learn of the recommendation, but bemoaned she can’t read the judge’s report—owing to a new interpretation of a longstanding state law protecting the privacy of civil servants that the city found shortly after Garner’s death.“It’s past time for Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD to end their obstruction, stop spreading misleading talking points, and finally take action for my son. My son deserves more than recommendations; he deserves justice.”De Blasio blamed the Justice Department for why it took so long to begin the NYPD trial of Pantaleo, saying officials in Washington asked the city not to move ahead while federal prosecutors evaluated whether Pantaleo violated Garner’s civil rights. The investigation languished in the department across two administrations before finally ending earlier this month with a decision not to not to charge Pantaleo, one day before the statute of limitations ran out.While the mayor said he did not read the judge's 47-page decision, he declined to say whether he agreed with the recommendation on Pantaleo, citing the “ongoing” legal process. Instead, de Blasio insisted the “fair and impartial” trial was the first step toward healing for the Garner family.“I know the Garner family. They've gone through extraordinary pain,” de Blasio said. They are waiting for justice and are going to get justice. There's finally going to be justice. I have confidence in that, in the next 30 days, in New York."Panteleo’s lawyer said his client is “disappointed,” saying he only “acted the way he was taught to act.” The head of the city’s largest police union unloaded on de Blasio, who he said has “lost the confidence” of police officers after his Friday remarks. Pat Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association, also called Garner protesters “criminal advocates,” claiming that they have “frozen” the police department.“The decision that was passed down today saying that this police officer was reckless is ludicrous. The New York City police officers now will be considered reckless every time they put their hands on someone,” he said in a press conference.“This is not just a fluke that happened one time in Staten Island, this can happen several times a tour,” he added. “When you call 911, what do you expect us to do?”O’Neill is expected to make a decision within the next two weeks.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked why officer involved in Eric Garner's death wasn't fired

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked why officer involved in Eric Garner's death wasn't firedFederal prosecutors announced earlier this month that they would not file charges against Daniel Pantaleo, who was involved Eric Garner's death.



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Eric Black Jr. bonds out after being charged with capital murder in shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes

Eric Black Jr. bonds out after being charged with capital murder in shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine BarnesEric Black Jr. is back on the street after posting bond on a capital murder charge in the shooting of the 7-year-old Houston girl.



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Eric Swalwell took Joe Biden's 'pass the torch' quote out of context

Eric Swalwell took Joe Biden's 'pass the torch' quote out of contextJoe Biden was quoting President John Kennedy's 1961 inaugural speech and he did not call for older Democrats to step aside.



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Bernie Sanders claims 'ageism' after Eric Swalwell attacked him and Joe Biden in Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders claims 'ageism' after Eric Swalwell attacked him and Joe Biden in Democratic debateVermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, was responding to attacks from Rep. Eric Swalwell, 38. "Judge people on the totality of who they are," he said.



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Eric Trump says he was spit on at Chicago cocktail lounge

Eric Trump says he was spit on at Chicago cocktail loungePresident Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump said the U.S. Secret Service took an employee of a Chicago cocktail lounge into custody after she spit on him. Eric Trump told Breitbart News in a telephone interview that it was “purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems.” He implied that the incident was an example of Democrats’ showing frustration for the successes of his father’s Republican administration.



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Eric Swalwell Enters Dem Primary With Focus on Gun Control

Eric Swalwell Enters Dem Primary With Focus on Gun ControlRepresentative Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) announced his entry into the crowded 2020 Democratic primary field Monday night during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.> TONIGHT: California Representative @EricSwalwell announces on @colbertlateshow that he is running for President! LSSC pic.twitter.com/bvzBPIkSnz> > — The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 8, 2019“I talked to kids who sit in their classrooms afraid they’ll be the next victims of gun violence. They see Washington [D.C.] do nothing about it after the moments of silence,” Swalwell said. “They see lawmakers who love their guns more than our kids and none of that is going to change until we get a leader who is willing to go big on the issues we take on, be bold on the solutions we offer, and do good in the way that we govern. I’m ready to solve these problems. I’m ready to solve these problems. I’m running for president of the United States.”Swalwell followed the initial announcement by tweeting a video montage of his many appearances on cable news as well as words of encouragement he's received on Twitter.> Are you ready America? Let's go big, be bold, and do good! pic.twitter.com/gk9SPDT4FN> > — Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) April 8, 2019Swalwell plans to provide more specifics on his ideal gun control policy during a Tuesday town hall in Coral Springs, Fla. with Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Casky.The 38-year-old California lawmaker, who has risen to prominence as one of the most vocal purveyors of the Trump-Russia collusion narrative, joins several lesser-known House Democratic in the 2020 race. He's travelled several times to Iowa but is not yet registering on any polls.



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Eric Trump Tells Fox News Dad Was Having ‘Fun’ Hailing Assault On Reporter

Eric Trump Tells Fox News Dad Was Having ‘Fun’ Hailing Assault On ReporterEric Trump insisted Friday on Fox News that his father was simply having "fun"



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Eric Holder Revises Michelle Obama’s Famed Quote: 'When They Go Low, We Kick Them'

Eric Holder Revises Michelle Obama’s Famed Quote: 'When They Go Low, We Kick Them'Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general who served in the Obama



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