5 Years Later, His Family Still Needs Justice
The Justice Department has had YEARS to do the right thing and press charges in the Eric Garner case. He was choked to death using an illegal chokehold - on camera! But even that has not been enough to bring justice. What they’ve done now is a slap in the face.
Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch both sat on the Garner case with promises of working “expeditiously.” What actually happened is NOTHING... and then Jeff Sessions did NOTHING before he departed from the Trump Administration.
TIME RAN OUT. The five-year statute of limitations to bring charges forced now Attorney General William Barr to make a decision and that decision was NO CHARGES against officer Daniel Pantaleo. This is infuriating because so much time has passed!
Eric’s daughter Erica DIED fighting for her father, and his other daughter Emerald has stated that they’re not going to kill her. His family is still fighting for justice, but the hard truth is that sometimes it feels impossible to get anything done within a racist criminal justice system.
Activists have taken to the streets yelling Eric Garner’s name for everyone to hear, demanding justice. It’s not clear if anyone hears them that has the power to fire officer Daniel Pantaleo, but that doesn’t mean anyone is going to stop fighting for Eric and his family!
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