New York City has been gripped by protests ever since a Staten Island grand jury decided to not indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Here are some of the most powerful scenes.
It comes down to how police see young black men.
Michael Brown and Eric Garner were only two of several unarmed people who died this year at the hands of the police officers around the nation. Here are some of the most compelling cases:
Monday night’s Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers game at Barclays Center drew protesters speaking out against Eric Garner’s death. Britain’s royal couple were also scheduled to attend.
Several players sported the words uttered by Staten Island man Eric Garner before he died while under a police officer’s chokehold.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets on Wednesday and Thursday nights to protest a grand jury’s decision to not indict an NYPD officer who killed an unarmed black man with a chokehold. The protests have spread around the nation.
“If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more fucking time.”
The trending hashtag came on the heels of #CrimingWhileWhite, which documented testimonies of white privilege in criminal justice.
Protesters swarmed New York City streets — marching on Times Square, the West Side Highway, Union Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge — after a grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict the police officer who applied a fatal chokehold on Eric Garner. Here are some of the night’s most dramatic photos.
A Staten Island grand jury Wednesday declined to charge an NYPD officer who killed the unarmed Garner with a chokehold. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has since announced that the federal government will launch its own investigation and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the NYPD will be retrained in an effort to reduce police violence.
Ramsey Orta, 22, was arrested Sunday night for gun-related charges, the New York Police Department said.
“You deserved so much more from our City.”
Every police officer in New York City will receive retraining after a man died last week while cops tried to arrest him. The officers have been suspended with pay.
An internal NYPD report on the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner quotes an officer at the scene as saying the man was “not in great distress.” Chokeholds, which are forbidden under NYPD procedures, were not mentioned in the document.
An amateur video of the man’s death appears to show how the first responders neglected to perform routine procedures to help the dying patient. The four emergency workers will not be going on ambulance runs until the FDNY completes an investigation.