If I was to put myself into Garners shoes I would have thought at the moment

If i was to put myself into garners shoes i would

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If I was to put myself into Garner’s shoes, I would have thought at the moment, why me, why am I getting arrest for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes? If I was to look at this situation from the perspective of Garner’s family, I would still think that this situation was messed up and had a lot to do with racism. However, if I looked at this situation from the polices perspective, they weren’t expecting Garner to die while being arrested, they didn’t know that he had asthma and a heart condition, all they knew was that he was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes, and was assisting arrest, therefore, they would try to justify their actions as though they did nothing wrong and therefore are not at fault. However, this is not entirely true, the police pointed him out for a crime that they weren’t a 100% sure he committed and during arrest died. The fact that Garner was being blamed for his own death because he had Asthma, a heart condition, and was obese, is why he died, rather than the fact that he was pinpointed, and that the police didn’t take responsibility for their own actions in this incident, is just wrong. In the article, Rep. King: Health issues led to death, by Lucy Mccalmont, Rep. King states that he had “no doubts” that even if it was a white man and it wasn’t Garner, the white man would have been treated the exact same way,
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  • Fall '19
  • Arrest, Resisting arrest, Eric Garner

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