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The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Bully Cops and the Blue Wall of Silence

*It’s been more than two weeks since that video went viral showing the modern-day lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Were it not for protests around the United States and the world demanding arrests of the four policemen involved in his murder there’s no doubt they still would be on duty intimidating and killing somebody […]

Daniel Pantaleo: 5 Years After Choking Out Eric Garner NYPD Cop is FIRED!

*Finally, justice was served when on Monday when New York City police detective Daniel Pantaleo was fired over his chokehold killing of Eric Garner. The decision to fire Pantaleo, whose deadly encounter with Garner was documented on video and sparked mass protests took five long years to happen. It can in the wake of an […]

Eric Garner Case Update: Feds Planning to Charge Cop who Choked Him Out

*It’s about time. Federal prosecutors have a message for NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo. They plan to go after him with all cylinders firing for the chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island. As was widely reported, Garner, 43, died in 2014 on a Staten Island street corner, where two police officers confronted him and accused […]

High Profile Cases Never Brought to Trial: Ever Wonder How Grand Jury’s Work?

*No “guilty” or “innocent” verdicts were handed down in two  high-profile cases last year. Officers Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., and Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island, N.Y., didn’t even go to trial at all.. And these officers actually killed unarmed, black men. In both cases, a grand jury decided that no criminal charges should be […]

Ramsey Orta Regrets filming Eric Garner’s Death

*Although he knows he did the right thing, Ramsey Orta views filming the death of Eric Garner as something he regrets. Orta shared his reasons for his regrets during an interview with Time magazine, saying that life has drastically changed for him and his family since that fateful day in July 2014 when he captured […]

Woman (Taisha Allen) Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death Sues NYPD

*The aftermath of Eric Garner’s death continues to be a presence as the woman who filmed the tragedy is bringing a federal lawsuit against the New York police department. The Guardian reports that Taisha Allen’s nine-count complaint against the department states the 37-year-old was unlawfully imprisoned, unlawfully searched and subjected to excessive force, among other […]

Eric Garner’s Widow: His Baby Daughter Will Never Be Accepted into Family

*The chance of Eric Garner’s daughter being accepted in to his family are slim to none, according to Garner’s widow. In an interview with the New York Daily News, Esaw Garner mentioned that although 16-month-old Legacy is her husband’s daughter with another woman, she wants nothing to do with the young girl or her mother, […]