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WARNING: The video above is violent and disturbing. It shows police killing Eric Garner.

Eric Garner — a Black Staten Island husband and father of 4 — was violently choked to death by NYPD officers last Thursday and the entire brutal altercation was caught on tape. Eric can be seen in a video that has since gone viral, screaming out in pain, "I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe."

Please join us in demanding city officials conduct a full and thorough investigation, begin the process of firing and prosecuting all of the officers involved in the police killing and call for an end to the dangerous and discriminatory “Broken Windows” policy.

Here's the letter we'll send to Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on your behalf. You can add a personal comment using the box provided.

Dear District Attorney Donovan, Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bratton,

I am deeply troubled by the outrageous conduct of the officers who choked Eric Garner to death in Staten Island. Garner is the latest in a long history of Black and brown New Yorkers who have unjustly had their lives cut short by police officers over the past decades. But this time the entire brutal encounter was caught on tape.

The officers involved can be seen using a violent chokehold to subdue Eric — which runs counter to the NYPD's use of force policy. This killing is another example of unnecessary police encounters resulting from policing policies and practices that target Black and brown communities, such as Stop and Frisk and now Commissioner Bratton's "Broken Windows" tactic. These discriminatory tactics subject Black and brown New Yorkers to constant harassment and violence, creating situations that can quickly escalate and turn fatal.

In order for these incidents to end, it is critical that all of the officers involved in the deadly altercation be held fully accountable.

We demand that New York City officials conduct a full and thorough investigation and begin the process of firing and prosecuting all of the officers involved for their outrageous conduct and brutal use of excessive force. Furthermore, we call on you to do everything in your power to end discriminatory policing policies like Stop and Frisk and “Broken Windows,” and the violence these policies create.


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