Blame NYC’s City Council’s Community Safety Act for Eric Garner’s death, resisting arrest phenomenon in minority neighborhoods for BIG PAY DAY
As factions argue whether or not Eric Garner was killed by a choke hold, something more important is being left out of the conversion.
In 2013 the extremely radical Leftist New York City Council passed Local Law 71, the Community Safety Act. That law made it easier for city residents to sue police officers and the NYPD. It was like ringing the dinner bell for hungry lawsuit filers looking for easy out-of-court settlements.
So what happened since then?
Perps are resisting arrest at rates never seen before in this city. Consider this scenario: a person gets stopped by the police. He resists arrest looking to induce the cops to get physical. The more physical the better it looks when he makes a claim under the Community Safety Act. The claim itself doesn’t have to see the inside of a court room. All the Perp wants is a settlement to make the case go away.
Eric Garner had been arrested nearly 30 times for selling bootleg cigarettes and the now infamous video clearly showed he resisted arrest. Maybe he was thinking if he could sue the cops the physical hassle he’d needed to endure might be worth the trouble?
The word is out on the street that it’s as easy as pie to sue police. All that’s necessary is take a beating, make a claim, boom, money! Perhaps if this law didn’t exist Eric Garner would be alive today and others wouldn’t be acting the fool to get paid?
Originally posted at The Last Tradition
Samuel Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of The Last Tradition, a blog he started in April 2009. Samuel is one of the top Latino bloggers in the country and his blog has been linked by Gateway Pundit, Right Wing News, Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and other top conservative blogs. He's a strong Reagan conservative, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, an unconventional Evangelical who not only takes on Liberal orthodoxy, but also challenges other so-called soft conservatives afraid to buck political correctness.