As protesters hit the streets in New York City and around the country Wednesday night, Congressman Peter King (R-NY) appeared on CNN and delivered an extended defense of the police killing of Eric Garner. King said that the officer, who employed an illegal chokehold to bring Garner down, was just doing his job. Ultimately, King pins says Garner was actually responsible for his own death: “If he had not had asthma, and a heart condition, and was so obese, he would not have died from this.”
It was okay to chokehold the guy to death while on video (and the man who recorded this monstrous abuse was in fact indicted by a grand jury) because he was fat. Sure.
If it's possible for black lives to matter less than the zero they do now to some people, it's because they are overweight and black, or sick and black (or female and black too).
And remember, this guy is a sitting member of Congress.