With the weight of the world's conscience behind outrage over the death and non-conviction, now you begin to see why there is a problem. If there is no fear of public perception, if there is no fear of repercussion in the brightest of media spotlight--what chance do individuals on dark streets have of being safe? Of having justice?
We've all seen the video of Eric Garner being taken down and eventually choked to death. We've seen the frame-by-frame shots, there was even a second video from a different angle. Eric Garner died by strangulation, he was choked to death. That is not in dispute. EXCEPT the officer that killed Eric has now publicly denied ever choking him. He had the nerve, he had to gall to literally say and I quote "He said he never exerted any pressure on the windpipe and never intended to injure Mr…
Protestors in New York flooded the streets last week, toting signs that blazed with images and phrases about cruel injustice. Just a week after similar events in Ferguson, a grand jury ruled that Daniel Pantaleo — the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner
On Wednesday, after the announcement that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted for killing Eric Garner, the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund Twitter posted a series of tweets naming 76 men and women who were killed in police custody since the 1999 death of Amadou Diallo in New York. Starting with the most recent death, what follows are more detailed accounts of many of those included in the Legal Defense Fund's tweets.