Sarah Thebarge grew up as a pastor’s kid in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She earned a masters degree in Medical Science from Yale School of Medicine and was studying Journalism at Columbia University when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27. Sarah’s writing has appeared in Christianity Today, BurnsideWriters.com, Relevant, TheOoze.com, Raysd, and Just Between Us. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
Get the facts straight first. In the Michael Brown incident, all the evidence points to the FACT (and facts matter) that Brown did indeed reach into the police car to try to get the gun. His flesh, blood and part of a finger were found inside the car. The autopsy shows that Brown was NOT holding his hands up NOR facing away from the officer. It also showed that the fatal gunshot came as Brown was headed TOWARD the gun.
In the NYC incident, the autopsy showed that Mr. Garner's larynx was not crushed, nor was his neck broken. HE DID NOT DIE OF ASPHYXIATION!!! He died of a heart attack.
In both cases, the dead men were RESISTING ARREST!!! The officers were trying to subdue them. In the NYC incident, a black supervisor was on site and did not try to stop the alleged "chokehold"....it was a submission hold. Mr. Gardner could NOT have said anything if it was a chokehold!!!!
Read the facts before automatically jumping to conclusions. Research the facts yourself and don't rely on the liberally biased media to tell you the truth. They have an agenda and small-minded people as yourself are who they are targeting!!