The Eric Garner died at the age of 43 . Below is all you want to know, and more!
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In 2014, after being placed in a chokehold by New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo, this African American city park horticulturist went into cardiac arrest and passed away. His death, which was ruled a homicide, spurred nation-wide protest and dialogue on the topics of police brutality and racial profiling.
He was the father of six children and was described by friends and neighbors as an exceptionally kind and generous man.
“Things like Ferguson and Eric Garner show us there’s an unequal distribution of forward momentum in America.” (Glenn Ligon)
“Michael Brown happened to be black. Trayvon Martin happened to be black. Eric Garner was a black man. So this pattern continues over and over.” (William Lacy Clay, Jr.)
“Michael Brown’s death and the suffocation of Eric Garner in New York for selling untaxed cigarettes indicate something is wrong with criminal justice in America.” (Rand Paul)
“The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the gospel.” (Benjamin Watson)
“My organization, National Action Network (NAN), was on the ground talking and meeting with people in Ferguson, just as we did in Staten Island following Eric Garner’s death.” (Al Sharpton)