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Old 12-09-2014, 08:19 PM
 
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Why wasn't Phillip Seymour Hoffman arrested by the NYPD for drug possession?
Was Phillip Hoffman selling drugs on corners in the west village???
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:38 PM
 
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Was Phillip Hoffman selling drugs on corners in the west village???
No, but he was buying drugs and that's clearly illegal.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Why wasn't Phillip Seymour Hoffman arrested by the NYPD for drug possession? Clearly, he broke the law...
Because he was dead when they found out? Wait, nope, definitely because he was white.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:53 PM
 
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Because he was dead when they found out? Wait, nope, definitely because he was white.
Hoffman was an addict for a long time before he over dosed. Many people who resided in his neighborhood knew.

Interestingly, some people point out that Garner was wrong for selling cigarettes and therefore deserved to be accosted by the police, but yet no one has any problems with Hoffman buying drugs on a regular basis and NEVER receiving any negative attention from NYPD.

The laws should apply equally to all, irrespective of income and/or skin color.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Staten Island
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Hoffman was an addict for a long time before he over dosed. Many people who resided in his neighborhood knew.

Interestingly, some people point out that Garner was wrong for selling cigarettes and therefore deserved to be accosted by the police, but yet no one has any problems with Hoffman buying drugs on a regular basis and NEVER receiving any negative attention from NYPD.

The laws should apply equally to all, irrespective of income and/or skin color.
A drug addict is a drug addict, and I have little sympathy for them or what happens to them. Hoffman was a fine actor and another example of a talented person letting his demons get the better of him.

Wasted talent= wasted life.
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:58 PM
 
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LOL.

All college students who smoke sell loosies to their friends... They don't give them for free. I know several college kids who give it for free to their friends. Also, wouldn't that be a university issue?

you have a lot of young people, particularly if they have money, there's generally drugs. You have no idea what you are talking about. Stop generalizing, dude!

You know very well college students, tourists, and business people would not tolerate what people like Gardner go through, and they would take their money elsewhere causing extreme economic damage to the city if the NYPD dared to even try to enforce such stupid laws on them. Garder was a street hustler. Do you believe that college students, tourists, and business people would want Eric Gardner or someone similar to live in their building/neighborhood??? NO! Are you under the impression that college students, tourists, and business people will wake up and become street hustlers?

Like another poster said, DON"T BREAK THE LAW IF YOU DON"T WANT TO DEAL WITH THE COPS. IF YOU BELIEVE THE COPS ARE OUT TO GET YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR RACE, SKIN COLOR, ETC THEN THAT SHOULD BE EXTRA INCENTIVE NOT TO BREAK THE LAW. At the end of the day, everyone has to realize that you are on your OWN. No one helped Eric (cops or his street friends). There is no superman/Jesus that will scoop you up at the brink of imminent death.
In every environment I have ever been to that had a lot of young people, there were drugs and that INCLUDES the IVY LEAGUE ITSELF. There are no places where every single person you meet will be DRUG FREE! A lot of fashionable, mostly white nightclubs full of well off people, when people want to get high off coke they go in the bathroom and snort. And they rarely get busted and certainly aren't killed by the cops.

Well, I've known college people, tourists, and business people to buy from people like Eric Gardner. No, they may not want him in their neighborhood, but they will certainly do business with his type. I've witnessed it first hand plenty of times.

So clearly wealthy people can do drugs, get arrested multiple times for alcohol related offenses (Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Robert Downey Jr,) and nothing happens to them at all. But a poor man is killed for selling loosies.

Some justice and it is clearly the cops don't come down on you when you have MONEY!

As for the loosies on campus, clearly that's a police issue if Eric Gardner can be killed for it. So when are the cops going to do a hard investigation of college campuses to sniff out drugs and people selling loosies?
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:01 PM
 
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A drug addict is a drug addict, and I have little sympathy for them or what happens to them. Hoffman was a fine actor and another example of a talented person letting his demons get the better of him.

Wasted talent= wasted life.
The entertainment industry is full of drugs and we all know it. Yet there are no mass arrests.

And in well to do circles, coke is often a drug of choice. Yet no mass arrests of the wealthy.

Addiction is widespread among all socioeconomic circles, yet people only want to punish poor people for addiction (narcotics, selling loosies, etc). Why is that?
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:36 PM
 
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Classic case of a Police Officer abusing his power, let's just choke and kill every person that resists arrest, especially when they are not violent nor pose a threat to anyone. . . .
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:34 AM
 
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Sure they had a choice. They could have simply moved or as in the 80s, told the store owners they had real crimes to pursue.

Or the cops can do what they did and now lose their jobs and pensions.
Huh?. The cops couldn't leave because Garner was committing a crime.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:14 AM
 
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Huh?. The cops couldn't leave because Garner was committing a crime.
Sure they could. They could have just told him to walk away from the area that he was hanging in. Just because someone calls the cops does not mean they have to arrest someone.
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