The NYPD has done it again and proved once again, black people are public enemy number one.
Eric Garner, 43, was killed after being placed in a choke hold by NYPD. The officers accused Garner of selling untaxed cigarettes, and approached him. But witnesses at the scene told cops that Garner did nothing wrong, and had just broke up a fight between other people.
Garner pleaded with the cops to leave him alone, but the Staten Island man was shoved to the grown. A passerby filmed the whole event on a cell phone. In the video, you can hear Garner saying he couldn’t breathe, but the pigs in blue didn’t back off.
Take a look at the video below:
A few seconds after the cops choked Garner, he was unconscious. Garner went into cardiac arrest and died Thursday at Richmond University Medical Center, the New York Daily News reports.
From NY Daily News:
An NYPD spokesman would only say the man “was being placed in custody, went into cardiac arrest and died” at Richmond University Medical Center.
But Esaw Garner and other family members said it was a trumped up claim.
“They’re covering their asses, he was breaking up a fight. They harassed and harassed my husband until they killed him,” she said. Garner’s family said he didn’t have any cigarettes on him or in his car at the time of his death.
She said she pleaded with police at the hospital to tell her what happened, but they brushed her off.
“They wouldn’t tell me anything,” she said.
Officials confirmed that NYPD Internal Affairs officers launched an investigation Thursday night.
Records show Garner was due in court in October on three Staten Island cases, including charges of pot possession and possession or selling untaxed cigarettes.
Esaw Garner said her husband was unable to work because he suffered from a host of ailments, including chronic asthma, diabetes and sleep apnea.
Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, 65, added, “I want justice.”