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NYPD Chokehold Death Ruled a Homicide

Friday, August 1, 2014 9:18pm

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The death of a Staten Island man, who was put into a choke hold by the New York Police Department, was ruled a homicide Friday by the city's medical examiner.

The incident provoked outrage last month after a witness filmed NYPD cops placing Eric Garner in what appeared to be a chokehold while arresting Garner for selling cigarettes illegally. Garner, who was 6-foot-3 and 350 pounds, could be heard yelling that he could not breathe.

After his death, officers told supervisors that they did not think excess force was used and initially blamed Garner's death on a heart attack before the film went viral.

On Friday, the New York City Medical Examiner ruled that the cause of death was "compression of neck (choke hold), compression of chest, and prone positioning during physical restraint by police."

The examiner said that acute and chronic bronchial asthma, obesity and hypersensitive cardiovascular disease were "contributing conditions" but still ruled the manner of death a "homicide."

The officer who was seen in the video placing Garner in the choke hold, Daniel Pantaleo, an eight-year veteran, was placed on modified assignment pending the outcome of investigations into the incident by the district attorney and NYPD Internal Affairs unit. The FBI also said it was monitoring the case.

Pantaleo's gun and badge were taken away pending the outcome of the investigations.

The District Attorney's office said it had seen the medical examiner's results and the investigation was ongoing. No charges have yet been filed in the death.

“We have been in contact with the Medical Examiner’s Office, who has indicated to us the cause and manner of death of Eric Garner on July 17, 2014. We await the issuance of the official death certificate and the autopsy report. The investigation into Mr. Garner’s death continues,” the DA's office said in a statement.

The city's police union, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, released a strongly-worded statement saying that if Garner hadn't resisted arrest his death would not have occurred. They also called for a full "analysis" of Garner's death, citing his health problems.

"Police Officers don’t start their days expecting or wanting something like this to occur in the performance of their duties," PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said. “The ME’s report indicates that Mr. Garner was a man with serious health problems so there will have to be a complete and thorough analysis of all the factors that played a part in this tragedy."

"We believe, however, that if he had not resisted the lawful order of the police officers placing him under arrest, this tragedy would not have occurred," the statement said.


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Forty Dead, 150 Injured in Gaza as Cease-Fire Collapses

Friday, August 1, 2014 9:18pm

File photo. Credit: David Silverman/Getty Images(GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip) -- At least 40 people were dead and 150 injured in Gaza Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, as a planned 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas failed.

The cease-fire went into effect at 1 a.m. ET Friday.

Israel blamed the continued fighting on Hamas, saying the Israel Defense Forces responded after Hamas launched an attack. The IDF later confirmed that it was resuming full operations in Gaza.

Homes were struck in Rafah, which lies near Gaza’s borders with Israel and Egypt, Palestinian authorities said. Gray smoke was visible following the attack.

The hospital in the area is small and overwhelmed by the number of people needing medical care, the general director of the health ministry told ABC News.

A soldier was abducted by Hamas during Friday's fighting, the IDF reported.

United Nations special coordinator Robert Serry released a statement acknowledging reports of the ongoing violence.  "If corroborated, this would constitute a serious violation of the humanitarian ceasefire in place since 8 a.m. this morning by Gazan militant factions, which should be condemned in the strongest terms," the statement read.

"Mr. Serry urges the Palestinian parties to last night's understanding to urgently reaffirm their commitment to the humanitarian cease-fire. He is deeply concerned regarding the serious consequences on the ground that could arise as a result of this incident. He will continue his efforts to contain the violence and the risk of renewed escalation."

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has lasted nearly a month, with more than 1,400 people killed so far.


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House Passes Bills Regarding Unaccompanied Minors at...

Friday, August 1, 2014 10:00pm

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The House kicked off its five-week recess passing two bills late Friday aimed at dealing with the influx of unaccompanied minors across the United States/Mexico border.

One measure sought to undo the President's "deferred action" program staving off deportations and granting work permits to younger immigrants brought here illegally as children.

Illinois Democrat Luis Gutierrez furiously accused Republicans of seeking to deport kids, saying, "Only cowards scapegoat children, and only those who are ashamed of themselves do it in the night."

Virginia Republican Bob Goodlatte answered that ending "deferred action" won't deport anyone.

"This bill simply freezes a program that violates the United States Constitution," Goodlatte said.

Democratic opposition to that bill, and a $700 million funding package for the border, mean neither House-passed measure will become law.


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