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Explosive New Book Challenges to Ban Deadly Chokehold

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The Chokehold
LOS ANGELES - s4story -- In The Chokehold, political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson details the controversy over police and civilian use of chokeholds, how the courts, the police, and the public view the use of chokeholds, and the always lurking issue of racial bias in its use. Hutchinson asks, is it a legitimate tactic to protect, or a deadly cause of physical mayhem? The Chokehold confronts that challenging and troubling question.

"The victim's face turns blue as he is deprived of oxygen. He goes into spasmodic convulsions. His eyes rolled back. His body wriggles. His feet kick up and down. His arms move about wildly."

LAPD Officer Amusingly Describing the Chokehold

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From The Chokehold (Middle Passage Press) Release on the 3rd Anniversary of the Murder of George Floyd Thursday May 25

*The US Supreme Court Has Refused to ban the chokehold

*Half of America's police departments still authorize the chokehold

*State and federal bans still permit the use of the chokehold if an officer feels endangered

*Nearly one quarter billion dollars have been paid out in chokehold lawsuit settlements

*Doctors and Medical experts are virtually unanimous that all chokeholds are potentially lethal

*Nearly all chokehold victims have been Black Men


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Source: Middle Passage Press
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