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NYPD Fires Officer 5 Years After Garner’s Chokehold Death
August 22, 2019
After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the Black man whose dying gasps of “I can’t breathe” gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force. ... read more »
A national crisis: Surging hate crimes and White Supremacists
August 15, 2019
A Saturday morning shooting rampage in El Paso, Texas on August 3 took the lives of 22 people, and seriously injured more than two dozen others. Reportedly, the alleged shooter wanted to kill as many Mexicans as he could. Armed with safety glasses, ear coverings and an assault-style rifle, the shooter entered a Walmart store during a back-to-school sale. ... read more »
Cop Who Killed Eric Garner on Video Finally Closer to Being Fired After Five Years
August 15, 2019
Two days after activists protested yelling “fire Pantaleo” at a Democratic debate in Detroit with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio standing on stage, a New York administrative judge ruled that Pantaleo should be fired. Pressure from activists and media attention put Eric Garner’s death at the forefront of discussions on police brutality and misconduct. ... read more »
The Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Will Hurt People of Color and It Will Hurt Our Kids
July 26, 2019
While I applaud the intentions of Los Angeles lawmakers in attempting to prevent underage tobacco use, a ban on flavored cigarettes that includes menthol cigarettes will be counterproductive to this goal and detrimental to the society at large. The City Council should reconsider this ban. ... read more »
Police Officer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Death Won’t Be Charged
July 18, 2019
After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — “I can’t breathe” — became a national rallying cry against police brutality. ... read more »
WATCH : Press Conference – Thanks to Attorney General William Barr, Police officer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Death Won’t Be Charged
July 16, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, ... read more / watch video »
Reparations Must Include the Costs of Predatory Lending New University Studies Track High Costs of Discriminatory Housing
June 7, 2019
In recent years, the spate of homicides linked to questionable uses of deadly weapons and/or force, have prompted many activist organizations to call for racial reparations. From Trayvon Martin’s death in Florida, to Michael Brown’s in Missouri, Eric Garner’s in New York and many other deaths -- a chorus of calls for reparations has mounted, even attracting interest among presidential candidates.   ... read more »
Chicago Verdict Raises Hope of Greater Police Accountability
October 11, 2018
A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A White officer stood before a mostly White jury and was convicted of killing a Black teenager. ... read more »
Officer in Eric Garner Death to Face Disciplinary Proceeding
July 19, 2018
The New York Police Department says it's moving ahead with disciplinary proceedings against a police officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed man. ... read more »
Erica Garner Remembered for her Relentless Campaign for Justice
January 4, 2018
According to Erica Garner’s Twitter account, the activist went into cardiac arrest and suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen. ... read more »
Garner’s Family to Receive $4 Million in Installments
August 10, 2017
The city of New York will pay out $4 million to the family of Eric Garner, officials announced, the bulk of a previously approved $5.9 million settlement. ... read more »
DOJ wants to indict cop who killed Eric Garner
November 3, 2016
Skepticism and tepid hope are occupying the same space as news broke Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, that the Department of Justice is looking to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo. ... read more »
Family, activists commemorate 2-year anniversary of Eric Garner death
July 21, 2016
Following the church service, the group gathered at Garner's gravesite in Linden, N.J. ... read more »
Prison rare in cases of blacks who die at hands of police
June 29, 2016
BALTIMORE (AP) A judge has acquitted a Baltimore police officer in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose neck was broken in police custody and whose case fueled outrage among activists of the Black Lives Matter movement. ... read more »
Town Hall on the State of Police Brutality and Reform Offers Insights into Past and Present and Offers Solutions to Current and Future Challenges
December 23, 2015
The Civil Rights Coalition on Police Reform, convened by the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), held a comprehensive town hall last week. The event provided panelists and attendees with an opportunity for open dialogue regarding past, present and future challenges of police reform and necessary solutions to address the ongoing killings and brutality of African Americans and other minorities by police officers nationwide. ... read more »
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