Eric Garner and Police Impunity

Another grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed black man. This time, there was actually video evidence of what went down, and it isn’t pretty. Eric Garner, an asthmatic black man harassed by too many police for selling single cigarettes, was put in a chokehold for “resisting arrest” and then held to the ground. He died shortly thereafter. He wasn’t necessarily choked to death, but there is no doubt that he wouldn’t have died without the police violence Read more […]