This afternoon, a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict against NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. This news comes less than two weeks after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, voted not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. And as they did then, many in the music community have raised their voices on Twitter, where they are sharing dismay, concern, fear, and frustration. Here are just some of those responses.
I guess seeing ain't believing... Good luck w/those cop body cameras! That ain't gonna mean jack!
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) December 3, 2014
in light of this baffling decision…how will bodycams make any diff? Mayb throwing $ or press confs at this festering wound ain't it
— Missinfo (@Missinfo) December 3, 2014
I feel for that man's family, its raining, they lost part of themselves & some nigger is somewhere saying "what about black on black crime"
— eXqo Bumaye (@MRMFNeXquire) December 3, 2014
Even w vid evidence seen by the world &medical examiner ruling of HOMICIDE, no cops indicted 4 #EricGarner murder. Terrifyling, devastating.
— samantha urbani (@samandude) December 3, 2014
This is very scary. Terrifying.
— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) December 3, 2014
What difference will police worn video cameras make if you won't indict on video evidence? My heart breaks for the family of Eric Garner
— Kindness (@Kindness) December 3, 2014
SAME DAY NYC COPS GET BODY CAMERAS AN NYC COP GETS AWAY WITH MURDERING AN UNARMED COMPLIANT CITIZEN W AN ILLEGAL CHOKEHOLD ON CAMERA
— KOOL A.D. (@veeveeveeveevee) December 3, 2014
just remember that all cops go to a special hell when they die where chris dorner tortures them for eternity... only thought 2 ease my mind
— It's Ricky Eat Acid! (@Rickyeatacid) December 3, 2014
There's nothing worse than false hope. These Michael Brown/Eric Garner trials are just there to kills America's spirit.
— Cyrus (@nahright) (@definitely_nah) December 3, 2014
NYPD getting body cameras so they can review their illegal chokeholds like post game tapes
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) December 3, 2014
THE POLICE AND JUDICIAL SYSTEM ARE NOT MADE TO CATER TO YOUR YUNG BROKE BLACK ASS. EDUCATE YOURSELF AND GET WEALTHY, THIS IS NOTHING NEW.
— Banco Populair (@SirMichaelRocks) December 3, 2014
the officer performed an illegal restraining tactic and killed a guy on video. I just don't know what to make of these events.
— ⚪️ (@jacquesgreene) December 3, 2014
So much for body cameras #EricGarner— Big Boi (@BigBoi) December 3, 2014
This one was on film. http://t.co/Zm7DKL09ok— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) December 3, 2014
this isn't who we are supposed to be. we fucked up.— el-p (@therealelp) December 3, 2014
Word @chuckcreekmur now if the Feds don't pick this case up You know how you POTUS feels about our rights— Killer Mike (@KillerMikeGTO) December 3, 2014
Eric Garner was murdered in my neighborhood. I'm getting off the ferry now - choppers & news trucks. Fuck all y'all. pic.twitter.com/UBuX128wfe— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) December 3, 2014
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