The New York Police officer Daniel Pantaleo, killed Eric Garner will not be charged. The U.S Department of Justice ruled not to bring civil charges against Officer Pantaleo.
After 5 years of waiting for justice in her son's death/murder, Garner's mother,
“Gwen Carr will not see justice prevail.
“I’ve been failed by every other source,” Gwen Carr said on CBS. “He should be fired. At least that would give me closure.”
Even more troubling is the fact that online, there are still people making excuses for the NY police officer that killed Eric Garner. Some people are using technical terms regarding the chokehold that was used on Garner as a way of giving the Officer an out. Police officers are not allowed to use a chokehold while making an arrest and claims that used a maneuver called “The Seatbelt” but you can clearly see Garner was being choked in the video. Once Garner said I can’t breathe the Officer should have at least tried to ease up on the chokehold but what all saw was the Officer ignored Garner who said eleven times, “I Can't Breathe”.
This is absolutely sickening and it reminds us all that Black people in America are not classified as citizens in the eyes of the law.
Victor Jarome Morrow