Eric Garner, father of six, was choked to death last summer.
As I wrote here, he “was choked to death by police for potential sale of untaxed cigarettes.”
Today a grand jury failed to indict the police officer who killed him. This is so despite the fact Eric’s death was filmed, or that choke holds had been banned in the jurisdiction since 1993.
Eleven times he said he couldn’t breathe. Eleven times he was ignored by someone who had likely surmised–from precedent long preceding Mike Brown–consequences would be few to none.
My ex-boyfriend was better with computers than people, which made him a better teacher than boyfriend in some ways.
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