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Eric Garner’s dying words, “I can’t breathe,” served as a rallying cry for protests against police brutality. But the Justice Department announced Tuesday it would not file charges against the officer involved in the incident. The decision closes the door…
Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, spoke at an emotional news conference today after the family was told that the government won't bring civil rights charges in his death.
By Michael Balsamo, Michael R. Sisak, Colleen Long, Tom Hays, Associated Press
The decision to end a yearslong civil rights investigation was made by Attorney General William Barr and was announced the day before the five-year anniversary of the deadly encounter, just as the statute of limitations was set to expire.
Eric Garner’s 2014 death at the hands of New York City police sparked national outrage and helped fuel the Black Lives Matter movement. The police officer at the center of the case is now facing an administrative hearing, although it…
By Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
Officer Justin Damico testified that after riding in an ambulance with the dying Garner, he went ahead on his own and filled out arrest papers listing a felony tax charge that would have required prosecutors to prove Garner, a small-time…
By Associated Press
A judge is allowing a police disciplinary case to move forward against the white officer accused in the 2014 chokehold death of Garner, who was unarmed.
The judge rejected demands from Daniel Pantaleo's lawyer to delay the officer's department trial in the death of Eric Garner until July, when time runs out for federal prosecutors to file civil rights charges against him.
By Christen A. Smith, The Conversation
An anthropologist, who studies the impact of police violence on black communities, examines the ways that police violence kills black women slowly through trauma, pain and loss.
By Kamala Kelkar
Racial justice activist Erica Garner died Saturday at the age of 27, less than four years after her father was put in a fatal choke hold by police.
By Mary Jo Brooks
Ross Gay is passionate about poetry, gardening and basketball. “I guess you could say that I think all three things alter our notion of time," he said.
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