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Rep. Matt Salmon: 'Justice Was Served' By NY Grand Jury

By    |   Thursday, 04 December 2014 10:16 AM EST

Justice was served by a New York grand jury that reviewed the evidence and declined to indict the police officer involved in the chokehold death of a man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona said Thursday on Newsmax TV's "America’s Forum."

"The process of indicting is a pretty easy one and so the fact that this officer wasn't indicted speaks volumes that it was clear to the grand jury that he operated under the scope of his authority and he did what any reasonable officer would've done to subdue somebody that was resisting arrest and all I'm saying is that is the process by which our country operates and justice was served," he said. "That's the way the process works."

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People like Al Sharpton and others who inject race into every issue "are trying to make something that doesn’t exist," he said. Sharpton has taken to the airwaves repeatedly to denounce the grand jury’s decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen who attacked him.

While racism still exists, Salmon said he does not think the New York officer involved in the chokehold of Eric Garner "operated incorrectly."

"To constantly be bringing up allegations of profiling or whatever the case may be when officers have a pretty darn tough job to secure the streets as it is and then they're exonerated by their peers who look at all of the evidence instead of those that profit off of perpetuating these kinds of schisms in our society, like Al Sharpton and those guys that are always constantly out there trying to make something that doesn't exist."

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Justice was served by a New York grand jury that reviewed the evidence and declined to indict the police officer involved in the chokehold death of a man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona said Thursday on Newsmax TV's “America’s Forum.”
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