Tag Archives: Eric Garner

Pussy Riot – I Can’t Breathe

From their clip description: Pussy Riot’s first song in English is dedicated to Eric Garner and the words he repeated eleven times before his death. This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror – killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all …

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Time Lapse: NYC Civil Rights Protest March

Via Time Magazine: Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City on Saturday to demonstrate against police violence in the wake of several deadly confrontations this year between officers and unarmed black citizens. This time-lapse video, made at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan, shows demonstrators marching over a 90-minute period. Authorities estimated …

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Fox Poll On Grand Jury Decisions

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Jon Stewart On Eric Garner

Via Gothamist: Sharing the same outrage that many felt after an NYPD officer was not indicted for choking Eric Garner to death, a disgusted Jon Stewart appeared on The Daily Show last night. He said, “I honestly don’t know what to say. If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more fucking time. But I would really settle for less …

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Sen. Rand Paul Blames Cigarette Taxes For The Death Of Eric Garner

(Via Igor Volsky at Think Progress)

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Tomorrow’s New York Daily News

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Eric Holder To Launch Justice Department Probe Into Death Of Eric Garner

Via The Hill: Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday night that the federal government is launching a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man who was killed by a white police officer in July. A New York grand jury decided earlier in the day that it would not charge the officer. “Our prosecutors will …

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Obama Reacts To Garner Decision

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De Blasio Urges Calm As Protests Over Garner Decision Are Planned Citywide

From his press release: “Today’s outcome is one that many in our city did not want. Yet New York City owns a proud and powerful tradition of expressing ourselves through non-violent protest. We trust that those unhappy with today’s grand jury decision will make their views known in the same peaceful, constructive way. We all agree that demonstrations and free …

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STATEN ISLAND: No Charges For NYPD Officer Who Choked Black Man To Death

Eric Garner’s crime was selling loosies. Using chokeholds to bring down a suspect is against NYPD policy.

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