aNewDomain — New York City has paid $5.9 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man who was choked to death by New York police on Staten Island and whose dying words, “I can’t breathe,” became an iconic symbol of police brutality.
Yet no cops have been charged and the city has never formally or officially accepted responsibility. Isn’t it absurd to pay for a death for which you refuse to acknowledge responsibility? What does that say about New York, really? The system never worked for Eric Garner …
Eric Garner NYC Payout Cartoon: Ted Rall
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