the citizens of the Big Apple and other cities around the country showed their dissatisfaction in our justice system last night by it to the streets
Last night, protesters took to the streets of NYC and crippled the city, shutting down bridges and major highways and streets, primarily in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn Bridge, West High Highway, and Staten Island Ferry were among the travel and transportation hubs that were interrupted last night, which was the second night of protests of the grand jury decision not indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the choking death of 43 year old Eric Garner back in August.
Just nine days after a grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, a 12-person jury in Staten Island felt that there wasn’t enough evidence to bring charges against Pantaleo in the death of Garner even though his death, which was brought about by an illegal chokehold, was caught on video.
In the aftermath of last night’s protests, over 200 New Yorkers were arrested. Similar street swallowing marches went on in several other U.S. cities including Chicago, Boston, Buffalo, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and of course, Ferguson, Missouri.
-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)