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  • The Garner case aims more anger at police

    Al Jazeera America - 12/04/2014

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday that the Department of Justice will launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island in New York. That comes after a grand jury decided not to bring charges against a plainclothes police officer involved in Garner’s death, despite a video of the incident.

    Garner had resisted arrest when police officers confronted him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes, and the situation escalated. In the recording, one officer appears to hold Garner firmly around the neck while others press down and restrain him. Garner’s final words are “I can’t breathe.”

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