Another day, another grand jury decision not to indict a police officer who killed an unarmed African American man.
A Staten Island grand jury decided on Wednesday night not to charge Daniel Pantaleo, a white police officer whose choke hold killed Eric Garner in July. The resolution came a week after a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., declined to indict another white officer, Darren Wilson, for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Videos of the encounter, in which 43-year-old Garner repeatedly told officers who were attempting to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes that he couldn’t breathe, incited outrage.
“I don’t know what video [the jury was] looking at,” Gwen Carr, Garner’s mother, said at a news conference after the decision last night. “Evidently it wasn’t the same one that the rest of the world was looking at.”
Garner’s case has inflamed the growing tension between law enforcement and minorities across the country. Click through for some of the most unforgettable moments following the verdict.