With the weight of the world's conscience behind outrage over the death and non-conviction, now you begin to see why there is a problem. If there is no fear of public perception, if there is no fear of repercussion in the brightest of media spotlight--what chance do individuals on dark streets have of being safe? Of having justice?
A demonstrator cries while gathering in Philadelphia to protest the Eric Garner grand jury decision during a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at City Hall December 3, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
'Gentle Giant' Dies After NYPD Cop Puts Him In Chokehold. Although I'm grateful for the protection of police, this excessive force problem has to stop. Power abuse ultimately weakens the police force while damaging people, families and communities. Even if this man was guilty of the charges, there is no reason to have placed him in a chokehold. Police work can not continue to devolve into a testosterone fueled, juvenile, "who is the toughest" contest.
Grand Jury Declines To Indict NYPD Officer In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner | #BlackLivesMatter | A grand jury in Staten Island voted Wednesday not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold. Garner, 43, died July 17 while he was being arrested for ...