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Cop Designs 'Breathe Easy, Don't Break The Law' T-Shirts

Posted: 12/17/2014 7:56 am EST Updated: 12/17/2014 7:59 am EST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"I Can't Breathe" shirts have become a ubiquitous sign of protest against what many feel was an unjust decision not to indict the cop who put Eric Garner in a chokehold before his death.

 

But now, a law enforcement uniform company in Mishawaka, Indiana, has designed a shirt that says, "Breathe Easy, Don't Break the Law."

 

Raw Story and other outlets have suggested the shirt is a form of counter-protest against those who think the Garner acquittal was unfair.

But in a Facebook post, South Bend Uniform owner and Mishawaka Police Corporal Jason Barthel insists that the shirt's message is one of unity.


"For those upset, please understand when we use the slogan 'Breathe Easy' we are referring to knowing the police are there for you!" the post said. "We are one people, one nation regardless of race, religion, creed or gender. We are all in this together. The police are here to protect and serve. 99.9% of us have the greater good in our hearts each time we strap on our uniforms and duty belts. We are all one people and this is by no means is a slam on Eric Garner or his family, God rest his soul. Lets all band together as AMERICANS regardless of our feelings and know we can and will be better!"

 

South Bend did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

 

Fox Sports Deportes reporter Erika Reidt was suspended after allegedly posting a similar comment on Instagram.

 

"I’m gonna start wearing a shirt that says I can breathe because I obey the law,” Reidt apparently said under a photo of the Lakers' Kobe Bryant wearing an "I Can't Breath" shirt. Reidt claimed her account was hacked, but Fox Sports Deportes announced it was suspending her while it conducted an investigation.

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10 Outrageous Reasons Black People Were Lynched in America.

Throwing Stones

 Some black people were lynched for throwing stones.  Skipping a rock across a lake could lead to death.

 

 Unpopularity

There are cases on record that lynch mobs hung some Blacks because they were unpopular in the community.

 

Vagrancy

Some Black people who were homeless and didn’t hold regular employment or made an income were lynched.

 

Injuring or Killing Livestock

In many cases Blacks were murdered for injuring or killing livestock.  One could only assume that the animals’ lives were seen as more valuable.

 

Trying to Vote or Voting for the Wrong Party

Although Black men were allowed to vote in most states after 1870, many were killed when they were caught trying to participate.  If they did vote and didn’t vote to others’  liking, mobs of white men would kill them.

 

Acting or Looking Suspicious

Some Blacks were killed by mobs because they were accused of acting or looking suspicious around whites.

 

Demanding Respect

In several cases, Blacks were lynched because they demanded to be treated with respect.

 

Voodooism

Voodoo is a form of spirituality that came to America with Blacks from West Africa.  Many Black men, women, and children were murdered when they were caught practicing voodoo.

 

Disorderly Conduct

Many Blacks were hung for being too loud in public or being deemed as disorderly.

 

 Gambling

Black people that were caught gambling during this time were lynched.

 

 

On 2 April 1899:

 

approximately two thousand white men, women, and children participated, as both witnesses and active agents, in the murder of Sam Hose in Newman, Georgia.

 

 

Sam Hose was burned alive. In the final moments of his life, the assembled crowd descended upon his body and collected various parts of it as souvenirs.

 

Before the torch was applied to the pyre, the negro was deprived of his ears, fingers and genital   parts   of    his    body.

 

He   pleaded   pitifull y   for   his   life   while   the   mutilation   was   going   on, but stood the ordeal of fire with surprising fortitude.

 

Before the body was cool, it was cut to pieces, the bones were crushed into small bits, and even the tree upon which the wretch met his fate was torn up and disposed of as “souvenirs.”

 

The negro’s heart was cut into several pieces, as was also his liver.

 

Those unable to obtain ghastly relics direct paid their more fortunate possessors extravagant sums for them.

 

Small pieces of bones went for 25 cents, and a bit of liver crisply cooked sold for 10 cents.

 

*****cut up, human heart and "crisply" cooked human liver?******

 

Exactly.

 

http://www.academia.edu/672674...in_American_Lynching

 

What's changed?

 

Nothing at all and not outrageous because African Americans today are being killed for the very same or similar reasons.

 

 

 

'Breathe Easy, Don't Break The Law'.

 

"For those upset, please understand when we use the slogan 'Breathe Easy' we are referring to knowing the police are there for you!" the post said.

 

"We are one people, one nation regardless of race, religion, creed or gender. We are all in this together.

 

The police are here to protect and serve. 99.9% of us have the greater good in our hearts each time we strap on our uniforms and duty belts. We are all one people and this is by no means is a slam on Eric Garner or his family, God rest his soul.

 

Lets all band together as AMERICANS regardless of our feelings and know we can and will be better!"

 

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You wonder how many Blacks during Jim Crow both individual and as a collective community, was told a similar version of the very same thing before they were systematically lynched.

 

 

 

 

 

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Why didn't Europeans know the effect Africans were going to have on them BEFORE THE LAUNCH OF THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE??  Just think if they'd known, all the 500 year bullshit that could have been totally eliminated.  All the animosity between the dark and light homo sapiens was NEVER MEANT TO BE IN EXISTENCE. Where we all are, was the result of GREED.

Originally Posted by Norland:

       
Why didn't Europeans know the effect Africans were going to have on them BEFORE THE LAUNCH OF THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE??  Just think if they'd known, all the 500 year bullshit that could have been totally eliminated.  All the animosity between the dark and light homo sapiens was NEVER MEANT TO BE IN EXISTENCE. Where we all are, was the result of GREED.

       


They didn't anticipate Africans being free at all. They thought agriculture would always be the chief economic activity in the south and there would always be a need for fresh negros. They went to Africa for cheap labor precisely because white indentured servants had to be granted freedom or could run away and native Americans were familiar enough with the land to successfully escape IF they survived paleface diseases.  Imho saltines are still mad that we have the NERVE to be free and demand equal treatment.
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You had to be an out of control insane asshole when you thought the people you're kidnapping were/are related to gorillas and bring them to your stolen country to pick fucking cotton regardless.

 

I can't imagine what AFRICANS thought upon first sight of THEM. Seems to me like a tit for tat situation.  They thought gorillas; AFRICANS thought something had risen from the fuckin' grave. Something similar to the Fuckin' skeletons straight out of MJ's THRILLA.

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Look at all those BLACK people dangling from trees.  Black women are wearing the hair of these "people"??  You want to look like them???  Do you see the similarity of them to the damn dogs?? Look closely to the faces.  W.H.O.  A.R.E.  T.H.E.S.E.  "P.E.O.P.L.E"??????  W.H.A.T.  A.R.E.  T.H.E.S.E.  P.E.O.P.L.E????  T.H.E.Y  O.R.I.G.I.N.A.L.L.Y.  C.A.M.E.  F.R.O.M.  C.A.V.E.S???

 

The fuckin' jokes on us. Unfortunately, no one's laughing.

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