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:
Too many police officers seem to look for trouble. But where are they when you need them?
— Terry McMillan (@MsTerryMcMillan) December 3, 2014
Fact that the choke-hold was "unlawful" means something if the society decides it does.
— Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) December 3, 2014
So for the people who tried to explain their way out of the Mike Brown situation, explain Eric Garner. Still not about race?
— 9th Wonder (@9thWonderMusic) December 3, 2014