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Death of Eric Garner

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in Staten Island, New York City, after a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer put him in what has been described as a chokehold for about 15 to 19 seconds while arresting him. The New York City Medical Examiner's Office attributed Garner's death to a combination of a chokehold, compression of his chest, and poor health. NYPD policy prohibits the use of chokeholds.

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As a citizen of the United States, and more importantly a HUMAN, I am deeply shocked and saddened by the incident involving the murder of Eric Garner. Watch the video to find out more about this injustice.

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