With the weight of the world's conscience behind outrage over the death and non-conviction, now you begin to see why there is a problem. If there is no fear of public perception, if there is no fear of repercussion in the brightest of media spotlight--what chance do individuals on dark streets have of being safe? Of having justice?

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Eric Garner died in Staten Island on July 17 after police placed him in a chokehold. His death was ruled a homicide Friday.

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'For Harriet' is online community for women of African ancestry. We encourage women, thru storytelling & journalism to engage in candid, revelatory dialogue about beauty & complexity of Black womanhood. We aspire to educate, inspire, & entertain. Seeks to raise level of discourse surrounding Black women. Founder-Editor, Kimberly Foster, launched blog in 2010 while still undergraduate at Harvard - provide thoughtful, collaborative alternative to mainstream media representations of Black…

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If you have never seen the video of Eric Garner death for breaking up a fight, you should check it out. It will change your outlook on police brutality. http://dusteycopey.blogspot.com/

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Wave of Protests After Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict Officer in Eric Garner Chokehold Case - NYTimes.com

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