Daniel Pantaleo, the fired NYPD cop who used an illegal chokehold on Eric Garner before the unarmed Black man died, has had his desperate appeal to win his job back denied.
Civil rights lawyers said the coincidentally timed collision of the NYPD firing Eric Garner's killer with Jay-Z's social justice partnership with the NFL combined a begrudging chorus of "what took so long?" with the realization that while some semblance of justice had been established, it was still largely elusive.
In the first Democratic debate, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio avoided scrutiny for his [mis]handling of Eric Garner's killing by the NYPD. He wasn't so lucky the second time around.
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