Another Unnecessary Death Caused By Out
Of Control Militant Police
The Rev. Al Sharpton urged marchers to remain nonviolent or go home Saturday ahead of a rally seeking justice in the death of an unarmed black man placed in a chokehold by a white police officer.
Eric Garner, a 43-year-old asthmatic father of six, was put in a chokehold after officers with the New York Police Department stopped him for selling loose cigarettes.
He was unarmed when he was stopped July 17. Garner was placed in a chokehold — an illegal police tactic — and could be heard screaming "I can't breathe!" as he was forced to the ground. Soon after, he was declared dead.
The city medical examiner ruled the death a homicide and two NYPD officers have been reassigned during the investigation.
Eric Garner's last words were heard on a widely circulated video of the death, "I can't breathe."
Sharpton has repeatedly called Garner's death — and the shooting death of 18-year-old Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri — a "defining moment" for policing nationwide.
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Video Of Police Choking Him To Death: http://youtu.be/En5linhM7Qo