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NYC Protesters Shout ‘I Can’t Breathe’ After Eric Garner Decision

Zishun Ning Dec 4, 2014

Across the country, protestors filled the streets after another grand jury failed to indict a police officer for the killing of an unarmed black man. This time, the case was related to Eric Garner, whose death by a police chokehold in Staten Island this summer was ruled a homicide by the New York City Medical Examiner. Yesterday, a grand jury in Staten Island decided not to indict the police officer who applied the chokehold on Garner. This comes a week after another grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri failed to indict the police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, sparking massive protests across the country. Watch the video below to see how people in New York City reacted to the Staten Island grand jury’s verdict. 

 

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