chrisxness – Skittles x Ice Tea

In the height of all our black men being killed by cops – a song that addresses these issue that has haunted our communities for centuries.

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Don’t Forget: Eric Garner murdered by the police

Candles are seen at the memorial of Garner in Staten Island
Choking Death of Eric Garner by NYPD Ruled a Homicide

A medical examiner has made a ruling of homicide in the death of Eric Garner, an African-American father of six who died after police placed him in a chokehold. Police say they confronted Garner because he was selling bootleg cigarettes. Graphic video of the incident shows an officer pulling Garner to the ground by the neck and then holding his head against the pavement. He repeatedly says that he cannot breathe. Garner’s family and supporters have called for criminal charges against the officer and a federal civil rights investigation.

Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/4/headlines#8415

Candles are seen at the memorial of Garner in Staten Island

The funeral was held in New York City for Eric Garner, an African-American father of six who died after police placed him in a chokehold. Police say they confronted Garner because he was selling bootleg cigarettes. Graphic video of the incident shows an officer pulling Garner to the ground by the neck and then holding his head against the pavement. As other officers crowd on top of Garner, he repeatedly says, “I can’t breathe.” Garner soon stops moving. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. On Wednesday, Bishop Kareem Evans addressed mourners at Brooklyn’s Bethel Baptist Church.

“This is an awesome task because Brother Eric is not only a friend, but he is family. Not only is he family, but he is one that you consider close family.”

The officer who used the chokehold, Daniel Pantaleo, has been moved to desk duty and ordered to turn in his badge and gun pending investigations. Three men have sued Pantaleo in the past two years for unlawful, racially motivated arrests. The New York City Police Department says it also plans to overhaul training procedures in the wake of Garner’s death. Four emergency response workers who were at the scene have been suspended without pay.

See the video of Eric Garner and NYPD here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-5UY9I1EbU

And more Democracy headlines at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS9A_WI3OT4&list=PL50BDB9BCCFAF09CA