Justice for Eric Garner who was choked to death by NYPD


Justice for Eric Garner who was choked to death by NYPD officers on July 17th in Staten Island, NY. After breaking up a fight, Garner was approached by several officers that attempted to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. When trying to take down Garner, officer Daniel Pantaleo placed an illegal choke hold on him which caused him to stop breathing and die several minutes later. The police officers nor the responding emergency service workers did anything to aid him while laying lifeless on the floor. The whole incident was caught on videotape which went viral and has ignited a call to end racial profiling and police brutality against people of color. The killing of Eric Garner has been shortly followed by the killing of unarmed John Crawford in Ohio, Ezell Ford in LA, and Michael Brown in Ferguson. After having witnessed the militarized police response to protesters in Ferguson, we all must figure out a way to take back control of our militarized police departments and hold officers accountable when they cross the line. This portrait is of young Eric in high school. He died at the age of 43. His last words where, “I can’t breathe…”



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