Justice

Social Media Erupts After Grand Jury Decision Not To Indict Cop Who Killed Eric Garner On Camera

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A grand jury just decided that it will not charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo of the NYPD in the choking death of Eric Garner. This is the second time in two weeks that grand juries decided not to indict police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men, and a setback for those who argue body cameras are the solution to holding cops accountable for police brutality. Here’s how news outlets and social media have responded so far.

Activist groups who are organizing around the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson took to Twitter to voice their outrage.


Celebrities also spoke out, soon after the decision was made.


Other noteworthy reactions:


And political leaders are already calling for a DOJ investigation.