The grand jury evidence conflicts with your assertion that his resistance was "peaceful". But hey, I guess you think you know better than the grand jury who heard testimony from medical experts, law enforcement, emergency personnel and witnesses. "Peaceful resistance" is not jerking your hands away from an officer restraint and telling them to keep their hands off you while they are placing you under arrest. Compliance with an arresting officer is not a "mantra", it's the law of the land.
Eric Garner was subjected to an illegal chokehold. Anyone who says otherwise is wrong and I am not denying or defending that.
But, the man would be alive today had he complied and simply been arrested. He would then have had recourse under the law.
Attempting to circumvent the law on the street may be something you advocate for, but I disagree.
Law enforcement is held to a different standard than civilians.
No one is suggesting there aren't poor examples and bad LEO.
What I am saying is that generalizing and stereotyping LEO to excuse criminals is not going to cut it.
I've had a lot of life experiences with LEO. To suggest that laws should be removed would require that you specify just what laws need to be removed and then action is taken by your elected leaders to do so.
Not just deciding on your own that you won't comply because you disagree with them.
The standard under the 4th Amendment makes probable cause very much in favor of an arresting officer. They only have to prove a common sense standard. That's the reality of the country you're living in and IMO, our standards are the best in the world.