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Insensitive cop mocks Eric Garner with T-shirt line

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The last words of Eric Garner were “I can’t breathe,” and these three words have been a rallying cry for protesters around the country. But Corporal Jason Barthel of Mishawaka, Indiana, police department takes offense to Garner’s dying words and he is protesting with a new line of clothing. His line of clothing reads “Breathe Easy, Don’t Break the Law” and sales are going well.

Barthel is the owner of South Bend Uniform shop and his clients are police, firemen and EMS workers He stated, “The problem is we have a lot of people who are trying to create problems between the citizens and the people who try to protect them. When you break the law, unfortunately there’s going to be consequences, and some of them aren’t going to be pretty. Unfortunately that’s the reality.”

In addition, Barthel feels that the words “I can’t breathe” aggravate racial tensions and his line of clothing will help bring people together at $7.95 per T-shirt.


  1. butterbeanbabe on December 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    HATE AT ITS FINEST .. just justification how they really feel, and it aint remorse . new york cop happen to be the worst of all the states , a bunch of italian cocky arrogant white boys with no responsibility nor respect for the badge they carry . i thought mississippi or georgia would lead the pack… st louis MISSOURI STATE . go to kansas city and st louis and see how many more black men get locked up on petty crimes all the time doing 5 to 22 years for selling a bag of weed or some wett exstacy etc . every family in kansas city has at least 1 black man in prison .. HEARD OF THE RAPPER BLACK WALT OUT OF KANSAS CITY MO … he was rising to fame becomeing a well sought after producer .dining with jayz, dr dre, and big wigs in rap all of a sudden kansas city dirty cops targeted him and arrested him on an old drug charge. now he had just got married and had a beautiful life ahead and got arrested or setup by dirty cops they say .. now he is just another O IN THE SYSTEM .. not saying he was lilly clean in this matter but i do believe someone was jealous of his success and come after him … he could have gotten a lot of black men work and off the streets. learn more about him

  2. MickiM on December 19, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    So standing on the corner in NY, playing on a playground in Cleveland, or playing with a air gun in Walmart are illegal activities. Ummm I will breathe easily when so called law enforcers stop abusing the laws. Shameful display of arrogance and total insensitivity to public outcry. I guess he missed that training session.

  3. Kati on December 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Good for him! Having 2 family members that are officers and put their lives in danger every day, I think it’s time to stop minimizing criminal activity and get the streets safe. If you break the law, you need to take accountability/responsibility for your actions and face the consequences regardless of your race, religion, ethnicity, gender, etc… Read interviews with Toni Morrison..She speaks well of Race. “There is no such thing as race. None. There is just a human race —
    scientifically, anthropologically. Racism is a construct, a social
    construct… it has a social function, racism.” If we are ever going to change this country around, the rage and hate of all Americans needs to stop! That doesn’t just stop and start with White Americans racist against Black Americans…it GOES BOTH WAYS!

  4. srephanie on December 22, 2014 at 9:05 am

    what a #RacistAsshole officer @jasonbarthel is. because of Stupid Actions Like This, Police All Over The World #AreGonnaBeKilled!!… now make a #TShirt for tht!!

  5. Charlton Black Mark Hinnant on January 9, 2015 at 5:56 am

    I like how this girl Kati thinks she knows everything but in reality you sound idiotic because there is one race indeed the human race but dumbass officers don’t see it like that; they see it how you do, ignorant as shit!