Police killed #EricGarner 6 years ago today. Officer Daniel Pantaleo held him in a banned police chokehold. He was never criminally charged, and only fired last year. Almost 1,000 people have reported the NYPD using banned chokeholds on them since Garner's killing.
Six years ago today, Eric Garner was killed by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for selling loose cigarettes. Garner was pinned to the ground in an illegal chokehold when he said his final words: “I can’t breathe.” Pantaleo was fired last year – but he was never criminally charged.
TW: depictions of police violence Six years ago today Eric Garner was brutally murdered for selling “loosie” cigarettes outside a convenience store in Staten Island, NY. He was killed by then 29 y/o Daniel Pantaleo with an illegal chokehold in broad daylight.
The new film "An American Trial" takes a look at what a trial would have looked like had Daniel Pantaleo been tried in Eric Garner's death.
The new film “American Trial: the Eric Garner Story” imagines a trial that was never held after a grand jury refused to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Film director Roee Messinger joins me to discuss. #PoliticsNation
Records show former Officer Daniel Pantaleo, fired for the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, was the subject of seven misconduct complaints prior to Garner's death.
Eric Garner's killer will not be charged. The U.S. citizen who filmed the killing, Ramsey Orta, faces up to 50 years in jail. NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo has been punished only by being demoted to desk duty. He walks free among us.
Pantaleo used an illegal chokehold to kill Eric Garner. It’s technically prohibited. Yet New York cops say that his firing signifies that they now can’t do their jobs to the fullest extent? Well, what did you consider your job to be, then?
The Justice Dept. will not bring federal charges against the police officer who held Eric Garner in an apparent chokehold, reports @nytimes . The NYPD bans chokeholds. Examiners say it partly caused Garner's death. The officer, Daniel Pantaleo, still has his job.
Today is the fourth anniversary of the killing of Eric Garner, a 43 year old father who died after he was put in a chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. The epidemic of police killing unarmed Black men without accountability continues today. #BlackLivesMatter