The police union's attempt to punish the city for dismissing Daniel Pantaleo is instead showing the problem of overpolicing,
His death resulted from a violent confrontation that never should have happened.
An internal disciplinary hearing found him guilty of recklessly causing physical injury.
"I can't breathe" became a rallying cry for activists opposing police brutality.
Chanters demand NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo's firing.
Wednesday marks five years since an officer’s deadly chokehold was captured on video.
An NYPD Superior Reacted to Eric Garner's Death by Texting 'Not a Big Deal.' And That's Completely Unsurprising.
For five years, the NYPD, its apologists, and even Mayor Bill de Blasio have absolved cops of their role in Eric Garner's death.
Five years later, Daniel Pantaleo faces administrative justice.
Four years later, they might actually fire somebody.
"I'm just sort of accidental collateral damage to a larger thing that's going on."
Do settlement amounts reflect police culpability in deaths?
City with highest cost per pack also has highest bootlegging rate. Imagine that.
The city stopped releasing such records recently after deciding to interpret a state privacy law differently.
Cop Who Put Eric Garner in Fatal Chokehold Has History of Substantiated Abuse Allegations Against Him
He is still employed by the NYPD.
Politicians would rather hew to their preferred talking points than engaging issues.
You can change politicians all you want, if you don't change the laws the laws don't change.
The decisions not to charge the cops responsible caused a spike in concern about race.
Pussy Riot Dedicate New Song, 'I Can't Breathe,' to Eric Garner and All 'Who Suffer From State Terror'
"We've known, on our own skin, what police brutality feels like, and we can't be silent on this issue."
States see big increases in smuggling as taxes jump.
Disciplining offending officers is "complex" and "inconsistent."
Cops and politicians try to use a man's crime to marginalize peaceful dissent.
Indiana Cop Responds to Eric Garner Protesters by Selling T-Shirt: 'Breathe Easy—Don't Break the Law'
An artifact of the backlash.
Fatal killings by the NYPD have fallen by a factor of 12 since 1971.
More fallout from the Garner case.
Here's one way to help reduce how often cops harass, beat, and kill peaceful citizens.
To reduce violent encounters between police and the public, slash the spiderweb of laws, rules, and regulations.