The NYPD, seemingly determined to double down on violence against black people after the post-chokehold death of Eric Garner, apparently used the banned tactic again on a seven-months-pregnant woman after she grilled on the sidewalk in front of her home this weekend.
The New York Daily News, which published several photos of a police officer wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller's neck as Miller's young daughter looks on, reports that police found Miller preparing food outside her East New York apartment building Saturday, "in violation of local law." It's unclear exactly what ensued, but Miller, her husband Moses Miller, and her brother John Miller were all arrested — Rosan for disorderly conduct, Moses for resisting arrest and obstruction of justice, and John for harassment and obstruction of justice.
Former city councilman Charles Barron told the News he contacted police to "expedite" the Millers' release:
"This was all over a grill," Barron said. "This is about grilling in front of her house."