No Charges To Be Filed In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner


Before Michael Brown there was Eric Garner, a forty-three-year-old New York resident  wrestled down to the ground on Staten Island after authorities claimed to have witnessed him selling cigarettes illegally. In a video of the July incident, one can see Officer Daniel Pantaleo place the man in a chokehold as the six foot, three inch tall man pleaded his case:

I’m just here minding my own business, officer…Please, just leave me alone.! I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.”

Moments later he was dead; and less than a month later, an unarmed teen would be shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri.

Now much like the Brown case, a Grand Jury has decided that there will be no charges for the murder of Garner, as Officer Daniel Pantaleo will not be indicted in the death.


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