NYC Commemorates the 3rd Anniversary of Eric Garner’s Death- Activists Still Call for Justice

July 20, 2017

 Today, July 17, marks the third anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island, N.Y., husband and father who was killed by New York City police, his last words the refrain, “I can’t breathe,” invigorating a nascent Black Lives Matter movement and driving thousands into the streets to protest.


Many took to social media Monday to remember Garner and to call for indictments against the police officers who ended his life.


The New York Daily News reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio used the day to speak about the “progress” the city has made in police-community relations, as did Police Commissioner James O’Neill.


However, Garner’s daughter, activist Erica Garner, who is known not to take too kindly to meaningless platitudes, says that there is still no justice in her father’s case and that progress is not coming fast enough.






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