Grimm and King both push back against the mob's, the media's and the Democrats' condemnation of Staten Island Grand Jury's Decision Vindicating NYC Cops in the Death of Eric Garner
"[REMEMBER] ...No organization has done more to safeguard the lives of young African-Americans in New York City than the NYPD."
-- Congressman Peter King
"New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm, whose district includes the borough of Staten Island, where black chokehold victim Eric Garner lived and died, says the grand jury decision not to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo 'was fair and reasoned.' *** 'There's no question that this grand jury had an immensely difficult task before them, but I have full faith that their judgment was fair and reasoned,' said the lawmaker, who won re-election last month. *** Grimm also offered praise to District Attorney Daniel Donovan 'for overseeing this case with the utmost integrity...." (See "Rep. Michael Grimm: NYC Grand Jury Was 'Fair and Reasoned' by Cathy Burke, 12/3/14, Newsmax [http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Michael-Grimm-Eric-Garner-Daniel-Pantaleo-chokehold/2014/12/03/id/610949/]).
The same report contained comments by Long Island Republican Congressman Peter King that indicated his belief that there should be for respect for the grand jury's decision; adding, "While the death of Eric Garner was tragic, all New Yorkers should respect the decision of the Staten Island grand jury not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo.... During this tense time in New York, it must be noted and remembered that no organization has done more to safeguard the lives of young African-Americans in New York City than the NYPD."