Eric Garner protest to be held in Chicago
In protest of a New York City grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD police officer for the fatal murder of a 43-year-old unarmed black man, activists, organizers and concerned citizens will unite in Chicago.
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is requesting that people gather on State and Jackson in Downtown Chicago.
The grand jury in New York has failed to indict the cop who used an illegal chokehold to kill unarmed Eric Garner. This crime was captured on video and shown throughout the world. In fact the only person indicted in this horrendous death is the man who took the video and his wife.
HOW MANY MORE? NO MORE!!!
These are Eric Garner’s last words as recorded on a phone camera of a bystander:
“Every time you see me you want to mess me with me. I’m tired of it. It stops today. I’m minding my business, officer. I’m minding my business… Please just leave me alone. I told you the last time, please just leave me alone. Please. Please don’t touch me. Please do not touch me. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.”
The event will take place Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5 p.m. Justice for Eric Garner. Black lives matter.
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