Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3031: Eric Garner's Widow - "Hell No!" - Rejecting the Apology from the Police Officer Who Killed (Choked) Her Husband (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Esaw Garner asserted a very alpha personality today during a press conference regarding the police officer (Daniel Pantaleo) who killed her husband (by choking him) - and his desire to apologize.

Mrs. Garner said, "Hell no! ..... The time for remorse would have been when my husband was screaming to breath. That would have been the time for him to show some type of remorse or some type of care for another human being's life, when he was screaming 11 times that he can't breathe."

Today it was announced that a grand jury decided not to charge the officer.

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of this video.

0:13 seconds

Just as Esaw Garner says, "Hell ..."

Most anyone will appreciate Mrs. Garner's fists-on-hips-arms-akimbo along with her dramatic forward leaning. This body language is of course a very hyper alpha cluster. Somewhat less noticed by most people is evident on her face. In this moment Eric Garner's widow displays an elevated central forehead (or specifically an elevated central forehead contraction or elevated CFC) which indicates a strong emotional tone of incredulity-contempt.

Throughout this video, Ms. Garner displayed multiple examples of contempt - well exemplified here at 0:48 seconds

0:53 - Ms. Garner's anger grew extreme - into rage - as we see her eyelids open momentarily very wide.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3030: Rashida Jones, Jimmy Fallon, Twin Peaks, Toy Story 4 ... and a Rarely Recognized Meaning of the Inward Lip Roll

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2312:  Bruce Willis' Body Language -  Contempt vs. Suppressed Smile vs.  Pseudo Smile vs. Sincere Smile

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2933: Will Hayden ("Sons of Guns") Arrested - Body Language of His Mug Shot

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2811: Jason and David Benham are Dropped from HGTV - Body Language of Subtle Contempt, Anger & Disgust

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2897: Fifty Shades of Grey - Part II - Warning Signs & Threat Assessment

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2954: Attempted robbery at gunpoint caught on GoPro - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2862: Eli Wallach, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Body Language