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Brooklyn Eagle: Opinions & observations: The Diaphragm Compression Bill — a bridge too far


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The City Council’s passage (and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s July 15th signing) of a Queens Councilman Rory Lancman’s “diaphragm compression bill” is an understandable, but unfortunately misguided, City Council approach to continue micromanaging the police arrest process when arrestees forcibly resist. Rather than focus on already-banned NYPD chokeholds and diaphragm compression, Lancman’s Law also prohibits […]

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