Also, I can't help but think the recent surge in violence all over is going to heavily influence a jury in how they interpret and react to the threats this guy was making. But, again, you have 3+ people controlling him at that point so how does he die?
Thoughts on the good samaritan on the NY subway charged with 2nd degree manslaughter (which I think carries up to 10 years).
I felt early on it was for a jury to decide. I'm not sure why it was necessary to continue to apply that much pressure, thinking [maybe?] he'll just pass out and that's not risky. Also, with his training he SHOULD know better.
Another interesting point I saw was no one helping him has been charged, which does make this look politically motivated to appease the usual BLM idiots.
I do think this could have a chilling effect on people's willingness to intervene. But I also don't think this guy should have died.
My take: All you need is a friendly(?) autopsy to find another cause of death. And with that, you can't say he was actually choking and killing the guy because you can't really tell from a picture/video how tightly he's constraining.