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Eric Garner Chokehold

One Year After Eric Garner's Death, His Family Still Fights For Justice And Accountability

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.17.2015 | Black Voices

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Christopher Mathias

One Year Since Eric Garner Died, What's Happened?

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.17.2015 | Black Voices

Friday marks the anniversary of Eric Garner's death from a fatal police chokehold in New York, but the aftermath of his death is far from over. Th...

Money Isn't 'Victory' For Eric Garner's Family: 'Where's The Justice?'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.14.2015 | Black Voices

The family of a man choked to death by a New York City police officer renewed their call to see criminal charges a day after agreeing to a $5.9 millio...

Confederate Flag, Eric Garner Anniversary and The Harper Lee Factor

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.13.2015 | New York
Rev. Al Sharpton

As I went to three of the funerals for the beautiful nine martyrs in Charleston, South Carolina, I addressed the audience and joined our local chapter of National Action Network (NAN) and the NAACP to call for the Confederate flag to come down.

Warning: Killer Cops Are Armed and Dangerous

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.19.2015 | Crime
Lev Raphael

Nothing's changed at the local level. Look at this past week's story from Pasco, Washington. A troubled man was gunned down for throwing rocks at police. Rocks. When will it end?

NYPD Weighs Allowing Chokeholds Following Eric Garner Death

The New York Times | Posted 02.11.2015 | Crime

Last year, a police oversight board substantiated six complaints by people who said New York City officers had restrained them with a chokehold, a ban...

Suspect Accused Of Threatening To Behead NYPD 'Chokehold' Cop

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | Crime

By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A Detroit-area man has been accused of threatening to behead a New York City police...

Christopher Mathias

How One NYPD Officer Went To Jail For Using A Chokehold -- And Why That's Unlikely To Happen In The Eric Garner Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.04.2015 | Black Voices

Iris, left, and Ramon Baez, second from left, the parents of Anthony Baez, carry a banner as they march with at least 3,000 protesters down Broadway...

Christopher Mathias

NYPD Commissioner Calls Chokehold Bill ‘Totally Unnecessary'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton voiced full-throated opposition Thursday to a City Council bill that would criminalize t...

It's Patrick Lynch, Not Mayor De Blasio, from Whom an Apology Is Due

James Meyerson | Posted 03.13.2015 | New York
James Meyerson

Mayor de Blasio never ran for Mayor of the City on an "anti-police" platform; once elected, Mayor de Blasio has never thrown police officers under the bus; and Mayor de Blasio most certainly does not have blood of the fallen officers on his hands.

Lawyer Connected To Chokehold Case Avoids Rape Charges

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A flashy attorney who once represented the family of a man killed in a police chokehold won't face criminal charges after being accu...

We Can't Breathe: The Chokehold on Democracy and Justice in America

Clark Power | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Clark Power

We will not move forward as a society until we can bring ourselves to listen and respond to the cries of those whose spirits have been crushed by the chokehold of poverty and racism.

Why Rants on Sharpton, NAN and the #JusticeForAll March Are Immature, Insensitive and Irresponsible

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

I honor the enthusiasm, the tenacity, vigilance of all who have marched, took rubber bulletts, made financial sacrifices, and found strength to go on anyhow. But as you assess where you are, and you find that this work is in your purpose, grab hold to your lane and stay in it with consistency and persistency.

Black Churches Pray In Protest Of Police Brutality

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance in a...

There Is Nothing Casual About Prejudice: The Popular Podcast 'Serial' and the Notion of Implicit Bias

Anita Sinha | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
Anita Sinha

The racial and cultural identities of the protagonists have prompted some to criticize Sarah Koenig for not grasping many aspects of this narrative. While I agree with this analysis, I did not think it ultimately compromised Koenig's role as an effective storyteller. That is, until I heard Episode 10.

I'm Tired of Talking About Racism and a Judge's Bid to Abolish the Grand Jury

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.11.2015 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases force us to have the tough talks about race, profiling, police use of deadly force, judicial abuse of power and potential changes to our grand jury systems.

What Happened When Two Students, One Black and One White, Participated in a Peaceful Protest

Rev. Shawn Torres | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Rev. Shawn Torres

We acted identically, however, our narratives sharply diverged. Ironically so, as this treatment only underscored the unfortunate truth we had taken to the streets to protest: black and white bodies are not treated equally.

Senate Chaplain Barry Black Leads Congressional Staffers In Prayer During Walkout

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion

Congressional staffers walked out of their offices on Thursday and bowed their heads in prayer while protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric G...

Kim Bellware

Chicago May Consider Ban On Chokeholds In Wake Of Eric Garner Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices

Several Chicago aldermen have proposed a ban on the use of chokeholds by city police as well as other law enforcement and private security in the wake...

Garner Chokehold Grand Jury Only the Latest Case of Justice Turning a Blind Eye to People of Color

Chris Benson | Posted 02.10.2015 | Crime
Chris Benson

If we don't see justice as a reality for African-Americans from street level on up through the system, from the unwarranted stops to unfair arrests to uneven sentencing, wrongful conviction and unjustifiable homicide, then how can we believe justice is possible?

Eric Garner's Value

Ekow N. Yankah | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Ekow N. Yankah

Just as no person of good faith denies the extraordinary challenges and heroisms of being a police officer, no person willing to listen should ignore the times we shield our eyes, hurrying past a police officer demeaning and humiliating someone, usually poorer and too often a person of color.

'American Spring'?

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices
Harold A. McDougall

As in the Arab Spring, young people like the Dream Defenders and Millennial Activists United, protesting police practices in the black community, have created a "free space" in the national political continuum. What will fill that space when the protests inevitably end?

After Chokehold Death, NYPD Pushes For More Stun Guns

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 12.10.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — With widely watched amateur videos of police killings as a backdrop, New York City police are hoping to arm more officers with stun ...

Here's Where To Protest Police Killings Of Black Men

The Huffington Post | Jan Diehm | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

One week after a Staten Island, New York, grand jury declined to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, protests continue nati...

I Can Breathe; You Can Breathe -- Eric Garner Cannot

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Robert V. Taylor

The root word for spirituality means "breath of life." It is the breath of life that feeds our humanity, our values, our sense of connection to all sentient beings, our spiritual pulse and our uniqueness as individuals. Our life needs spirit and our spirit needs breath.