NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo Cleared In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner, Twitter Reacts
Just a little over a week after St. Louis County grand jury ruled that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not be charge for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr., Staten Island grand jury cleared NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo today for the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Garner, 43, was approached by officers for peddling loose cigarettes. Officer Pantaleo then proceeded to put Garner in a chokehold that took his life. The incident was captured on video, showing Garner struggling to breathe with bystanders pleading for the cop to stop.
The incident—coupled with Fergusion—has sparked a wide debated on police brutality on black men. The panel voted a “no-bill” and dismissed all potential charges against Officer Pantaleo. Here's how Twitter reacted.
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