Tag Archives: Eric Garner

Donald Trump Encourages Police Brutality

Somehow, after the nonstop news avalanche that was his presidential campaign and 6 months in the White House, Donald Trump continues to find ways to shock us. Though his statements Friday to police officers on Long Island are not surprising … Continue reading »

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Sisters And Brothers United At The Largest Expo In New York City This Past Weekend

Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez This past weekend, thousands of patrons flocked to NYC’s Jacob Javitz Center for the 12th annual two-day Circle of Sisters expo. The event was presented by AARP NYC and hosted by WBLS-FM 107.5, 1190 WLIB-AM, and WQHT-Hot 97.1 … Continue reading »

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Bye-Bye Bratton

Controversial NYPD Commissioner William Bratton reportedly to resign. NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio reported Tuesday that the head of the NYPD, the US’s biggest police department, would be stepping down in September. Previously Bratton had spoken about retiring in 2017, when DeBlasio’s … Continue reading »

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Freddie Gray’s Family And City Of Baltimore Reach $6.4 Million Settlement

The city of Baltimore has reached a $6.4 million settlement with the family of Freddie Gray—the young black man who was brutally injured while in police custody back in April. Gray’s spine was nearly severed and his voice box crushed, … Continue reading »

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Eric Garners Widow Turns Down $5 Million Settlement Offer

Can’t believe it’s already been a year. Eric Garner died at the hands of an NYPD cop, a year ago this week, on July 17, 2014. He was choked to death on camera, as he was begging and pleading for … Continue reading »

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Eric Garner’s Baby Denied By Family

Eric Garner, who was killed by a policeman’s choke hold, has multiple children, and they seem to be going through their own issues. On Friday, Garner’s wife, Esaw Garner, revealed that her husband has a 16 month old daughter but … Continue reading »

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Edits To Wikipedia Entries About Incidents Of Police Brutality Linked To NYPD HQ

Capital New York is reporting some disturbing findings. Edits and even outright deletions to Wikipedia pages containing information about incidents involving Sean Bell, Eric Garner, and other victims have been traced back to IP addresses of 1 Police Plaza, the New York … Continue reading »

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High School Basketball Team Banned From Tournament For Wearing “I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts

While the professional sport leagues have been supportive in their players wearing the “I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts, a high school basketball team has been reprimanded because of it. The Mendocino High School boys and girls basketball teams in Northern California … Continue reading »

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Georgetown Becomes First College Team To Wear “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts

Wearing the “I can’t breathe” shirts during warm-ups has become a popular silent protest gesture in professional sports, particularly the NBA and NFL. The Georgetown basketball team becomes the first college team to wear these t-shirts, as support for Eric … Continue reading »

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Jarrett Jack Gives ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirt To Cavs/Nets Players

LeBron James made the decision to join Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls by wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt given to him by Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack to show support for the late Eric Garner. Before the game … Continue reading »

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