Eric Garner was placed in a fatal chokehold by the NYPD a few months ago. The whole incident, which occurred in Staten Island, was caught on video including an unarmed Eric pleading for officers to stop because he could not breathe. Shortly after the homicide, the NYPD Police Commissioner made a statement saying that chokeholds were against department policy. Today, just two weeks after a no indictment decision in the Michael Brown case, the same decision was made in reference to Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s actions.
Although a federal investigation by the Department of Justice will commence into the case, protests began in New York City at around 5pm. Protestors, including J. Cole, marched the streets yelling, “no justice, no peace” as well as “we can’t breathe.” I was in Manhattan today and from what I saw, the protests were peaceful and will hopefully remain that way.
The hip-hop community took to their Twitter and Instagram accounts to voice their opinion on the case. More below.
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