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African-American Influencers React To Non-Indictment Of NYPD Officer In Eric Garner Case

Demonstrators rally against police brutality in memory of Eric Garner on August 23, 2014 in Staten Island, New York. The New
Demonstrators rally against police brutality in memory of Eric Garner on August 23, 2014 in Staten Island, New York. The New York City medical examiner's office ruled that Garner, the 43-year-old father of six, died from a chokehold and chest compressions while being arrested by the police on July 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Less than two weeks since a decision was announced not to indict former Ferguson, Missouri police officer with the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, comes the legal decision in the death of Eric Garner.

On Wednesday, a grand jury voted not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo with the July 17 chokehold death of Garner, which was ruled a homicide. And with the expectation of various protests set to begin tonight in New York City, many have already expressed their thoughts and frustration on the jury's decision. Here is a round-up of reactions from black public figures on social media: