Hillary Clinton Says Eric Garner Deserved Punishment, Not Death

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Friday doubled down on her defense of Eric Garner, who was killed by New York City police, saying he didn’t deserve a fatal chokehold for selling loose cigarettes. “I still can’t get over that Eric Garner, in Staten Island in New York, he died from a chokehold,” Clinton said during MSNBC’s Democratic candidates forum. […]

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Rich & poor, black & white: Many in US unified in anger at Eric Garner case

Athletes and celebrities, med students and congressional staffers react to Garner case A spate of controversial police slayings of unarmed black men served as protest catalyst Garner’s chokehold death at hands of police resonates with whites and nonwhites alike (CNN) — Michael Jordan once summed up his social and political activism in four simple words: “Republicans buy sneakers, too.” In […]

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