The new waves of outrage follow the U.S. Justice Department’s decision this week to not file civil rights charges against New York City Police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who put Garner in the chokehold that city officials say cost the Staten Island man his life.
It is outrageous that I have had to be fighting for five years to get the Mayor to do his job to make sure that there is accountability when the NYPD murders our children,” Carr said. “The Mayor has been dragging his heels and obstructing accountability at every turn for the past five years.”
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“Actions speak louder than words and so far I still haven’t seen action,” she later added. “I want to see action and will not stop fighting for my son until Pantaleo and all the other officers who did wrong are fired.”
Close to 500 Hundred Protesters were at the Rally at Gracie Mansion, close to 5 people were arrested, more protests and rallies are planned including one in Washington DC, in the coming days.
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