Despite the New York medical examiner ruling the death a homicide, a Staten Island grand jury today decided not to indict the police officer who used an illegal chokehold to kill Eric Garner this past July. The grand jury acquitted officer Daniel Pantaleo of any wrongdoing by reaching a “no bill” decision, despite the fact that the entire incident was caught on Pantaleo’s NYPD-issued body camera.
Twitter is currently alight with outrage, with “Eric Garner” the No. 1 trending topic in the United States. Many prominent voices have taken to social media with their anger, expressing their thoughts in the type of clear, incisive way that makes you wonder just how this decision could possibly have been made: