The medical examiner’s office later ruled Garner’s death a homicide, caused by the officer’s chokehold as well chest and neck compressions and prone positioning “during physical restraint by police.” >Link to Report<
Below is a series of posters representing a few of the cases that have grabbed headlines & captured the attention of a nation as we face this problem. Click on anyone of them to see up close & you can scroll through them with ease as well. Tell me which are your favorites in the comments below.
The posters were created by Shirin Barghi (@Shebe86) and posted on Facebook with the hashtag #LastWords – they really are moving. Wish they could have been printed out and used as signs during #NMOS14 rallies all across the country!If you attended the #NMOS14 rally in your city & want to stay connected to other like-minded peoplesimply fill out this Google Contact Form & you will know of any future plans or mobilization. Even if you weren’t able to attend it is a good way to stay informed as we march forward …#NoRestForPeace
Mehserle testified that he meant to zap Grant with his Taser in an Oakland station – but instead pulled his .40 caliber handgun and blasted the man.
“A man was watching him,” said Rachel Jeantel, 19, who was on the phone with Martin just before he was fatally shot. “He said the man kept watching him. He kept complaining that a man was just watching him.”
Amadou Diallo Diallo was shot outside his Bronx apartment. The police officers had mistaken him for a serial rapist, who was later apprehended.
He was at the video games playing videos and he went over there by the toy section where the toy guns were. And the next thing I know, he said ‘It’s not real,’ and the police start shooting and they said ‘Get on the ground,’ but he was already on the ground because they had shot him. And I could hear him just crying and screaming. I feel like they shot him down like he was not even human.