A year today we lost a brother, Eric Garner, murdered in cold blood by the choking hands of Officer Daniel Pantaleo of the New York Police Brutality Department.
Richmond County District Atrtorney Daniel M. Donovan Jr. said that the case against Pantaleo will go to a grand jury, after considering the medical examiner’s findings which was “compression of neck (chokehold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.” The medical examiner’s spokeperson, Julie Bolcer announced that Garner’s death has been ruled a homicide but on December 3rd the grand jury decided not to indict Officer Pantaleo.
Brother Eric’s death sparked protest all over America and even England, it also was cited cited as one of several police killings of African Americans protested by the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I CAN’T BREATHE”
REST IN POWER BROTHER ERIC
September 15, 1970 – July 17, 2014