Attorney On Garner Decision: “This Is The Lowest Point For Civil Rights In America”


On Wednesday the nation was literally hit with a massive punch to its collective gut as we learned a Staten Island grand jury failed to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of 43-year-old Eric Garner.
Despite video evidence that captured the entire incident leading up to the Garner being drug down to the ground and exclaiming 11 times “I can’t breathe,” the 23 person panel which comprised of 14 whites and 9 non-whites decided to not indict Pantaleo for his actions that caused the death of Garner.


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Hashtag BlackLivesMatter: “A riot is the language of the unheard”


Eyes from around the nation and world have been watching events in Ferguson, Missouri, for some time now.
The bifurcated nature of the responses is particularly problematic when it specifically comes to the inability of many people colorized (or racialized) as White, regardless of their otherwise everyday political leanings. Our nation, especially its institutions, have serious issues with all things related to racism/colorism, privilege, acknowledging history (and remember I define history as everything and anything from less than a microsecond ago), and seeing how this affects the future.


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