Luckily, it's supposed to take more than just someone saying "hey, he sold cigarettes" for the cops to have enough evidence to arrest someone for selling cigarettes. In NYC, and in particular, in my friends neighborhood, Bushwick, selling cigarettes is a big thing. The legit way to arrest someone for selling cigarettes illegally, is to have an undercover actually buy cigarettes from them. Luckily, someone just saying, "hey that guy's selling cigarettes" isn't enough. I find it funny that you can't see that, yet you go on and on about how we shouldn't be saying anything bad about Billy Qualude, even though 30+ women have said the same thing about him. Why is someone saying that Garner was selling cigarettes enough to arrest him, in your eyes, but 30+ women saying that the the Cos was rapey with them isn't even enough to justify us disparaging him on the internet? This incident with Garner points out the exact reason why police need to be held accountable by more than just other police, and the DAs they work hand in hand with. They have so much power that they can just show up without any proof, tell a guy that they're arresting him because they say he was selling cigarettes, and then kill him when he verbally protests being arrested.