No Indictment in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

December 3, 2014 at 3:33 PM 1 comment

Here is the July 17, 2014 video showing Eric Garner, a resident of New York City who was stopped for allegedly selling cigarettes illegally (not for breaking up a fight as the narrator says), dying after police put him in a chokehold and wrestled him to the ground.

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On August 1, the NYC Medical Examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide and said he died from compression to the neck and chest.

It’s all there, on video.  The cops are the ones who compressed his neck and chest.  Yet, today this happened:  Grand Jury Not to Charge N.Y.P.D. Officer in Garner’s death.

So, what good are body cameras going to do if even when a homicide is filmed, the officer(s) go unpunished?  The system is in absolute shambles.

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Entry filed under: Laws / Judiciary, Racism.

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  • 1. Jill  |  December 4, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Watching someone die on tape is extremely uneasy. One minute – he’s talking, moving, trying to prove something. A minute later – his throat is crushed and he uses his last force to say #ICantBreathe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1ka4oKu1jo

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