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Reblogged from prettayprettaygood
Al Sharpton, at a Harlem rally demanding justice for Eric Garner, who was strangled to death while being placed in police custody.
Mayor de Blasio needs to bring the hammer down and control his errant police force, which is constantly being accused of misconduct and unnecessary arrests. One expects out-of-control cops under a conservative “law and order” administration led by mayors like Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani, but de Blasio specifically campaigned on reforming the horrid stop-and-frisk policy. Hopefully he has sense enough to understand that stop-and-frisk was not simply one bad policy but rather the symptom of a disease.(via prettayprettaygood)
Reblogged from allisonkilkenny
Here’s the NYPD murdering a man with a chokehold:
A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.
Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.
“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.