Daniel Pantaleo's use of a fatal chokehold on Garner in 2014 sparked a nationwide outcry.
Judge Rosemarie Maldonado has recommended that Officer Daniel Pantaleo be fired from the NYPD for his "reckless" use of the banned maneuver.
A lieutenant apparently tried to reassure officers after the 2014 chokehold death of Garner. “We were effecting a lawful arrest.”
Officer Daniel Pantaleo has a longer history with wrongdoing than we knew.
Maybe one day, we white people may escape from our self-imposed hermetically sealed worlds that cut us off from the realities of our neighbors of color, a day when we become fluent in the multiple languages of "race."
I saw drones and battle tanks; I could very well have been in a war zone. I guess, in a sense, I was. I was in a space where large groups of Black lives were gathered in a system that is designed to respond to Black lives with violence. I know that I speak for Ms. McSpadden and Mr. Brown Sr. when I tell you to never stop fighting, and that we are grateful.
One Officer Was Indicted For Murdering Sam Dubose. What About the Officer(s) Who Lied To Cover It Up?
Police officers aren't the only people who lie about crimes. That's not the point. The police are supposed to uphold the law. Criminals are supposed be the ones who break it. We should be able to tell the difference between them.
The fight over grand jury secrecy continues.
This week, Eric Garner’s family marked one year since his chokehold death and reached a settlement with New York City for
Friday marks the anniversary of Eric Garner's death from a fatal police chokehold in New York, but the aftermath of his death
Grady raised fears that releasing the records could mean witnesses being targeted for their testimony. Justice Leonard Austin
For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?
In a democracy, the people choose their leaders, and those leaders write laws and set policies. Right now in New York City, unelected, unaccountable individuals are making those policies and ignoring the authority of those whom we, the people, elected.
Comparing how quickly activists came together to form the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements in the '60s, to current sprouting social movements fueled by hashtags like #ICantBreathe, one can observe the exponential amplification value that social media serves in activism today.