Friday, December 05, 2014

Capitol Fax: “Official violence” for the bottom, not for the top

Rich Miller before he shut down his blog for the weekend - as is often customary when there isn't an election or major news - wrote a post about what happened to Eric Garner in New York. Mr. Garner had been on video approached by police and a confrontation ensued where he lost his life in a chokehold.

Alas the investigation of Garner's death which resulted in the police officer involved in his death cleared of any wrong doing. In addition to that this comes on the heels of what happened in Ferguson, MO before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Protests sparked after the clearing of the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown and this week more protests after the clearing of the office involved in the death of Garner. You may have seem some of these protests on your social media feeds - instagram, facebook, or twitter.

Regardless since Miller's blog is basically a policy/political blog he takes a look at the laws that are on the books in this nation that only serve to imprison more people. And while there are laws governing petty crime few laws to govern those individuals who are at the top of society.

What's going on here?

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