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    If the NY State Assembly passes a chokehold law, would it be called Gardners law?

    "Here we are, 20 years after the NYPD placed an absolute ban on chokeholds, and we still see that they are widely used and sometimes to used to deadly effect," Lancman, who hopes to have the measures ready by August's legislation session, told The Huffington Post. "Clearly, we need to do more to deter use of chokeholds and hold people accountable when they are used."
    The first bill would explicitly designate chokeholds as a misdemeanor in New York City. Although New York state law bars chokeholds, the legislation as written requires "proof of intent to obstruct breathing or blood circulation but without inflicting serious injury." Lancman's measure doesn't require the proof of intent -- rather, it flat-out prohibits the use of chokeholds, defined by the NYPD as "any pressure to the throat or windpipe which may prevent or hinder breathing."
    The second bill would lower New York City's legal standard for assault charges, reducing it from criminal intent to criminal negligence, in the process allowing district attorneys to bring assault charges against individuals who use chokeholds. Lancman explained that...

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