Eric Garner Last Words "I Can't Breathe" Become Unifying Symbol of Protests
After a Staten Island grand jury chose not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, protesters have flooded streets across the nation to show their disgust. The entire scuffle between Garner and the NYPD was caught on tape, and you can audibly hear Garner say repeatedly "I can't breathe." Pantaleo even testified during the grand jury hearing that he heard Garner say it 11 times, but never let up on his grip. The same way "Hands Up Don't Shoot" defined Ferguson protests over the death of Michael Brown Jr., "I Can't Breathe" has come to symbolize these protests against police brutality in the chokehold killing of Eric Garner. See our nation come together over these powerful words.