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NYC Reaches $5.9 Million Settlement with Family of Unarmed Black Man Eric Garner Killed by NYPD



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Do you remember Eric Garner?

He was the 43-year-old African American man who was killed by a White 29-year-old police officer Daniel Pantaleo, after putting him in a choke hold while trying to arrest him.

According to New York Times, New York City on Monday reached a settlement with Garner’s family, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve a wrongful-death claim over his death.

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Eric Garner and his wife, Esaw

Photo Credit: New York Times/Youtube


  1. Bleed Blue

    July 15, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Justice smells so sweet when served right.

    Nothing can replace his life but it’s comforting to know NYPD didn’t simply walk away.

    RIP Eric Garner. 🙁

    • nene+

      July 15, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      I hope those sneaky corps learn not to hate than they know their job. Eric Garner was murdered by hateful overzealous corps. All we want is do your job,arrest with dignity,kill none and lie its for self defense. So many have did in the hand of the brutal hateful police. Trevour,Michael Brown,Freddie Gray name them.

      Waiting to hear on Freddie gray verdict and for others also.

      Happy they didn’t walk away –

  2. Gistyinka Blog

    July 15, 2015 at 10:46 am

    RIP to him, the money might be huge but it can filled the hole left by this young man.

  3. manny

    July 15, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Man! It’s damn hard been black in America. Not too long ago blacks were officially classed like 2nd class citizens and today this systematic discrimination is still there.
    Rip Eric

  4. Jice

    July 15, 2015 at 11:17 am

    R.IP. to him, and still a thousand condolences to his family.

    I beg, all my black brothers who are not quote on quote on ‘wall street’ should come back to Africa jor. Ain’t no white police trying to kill you here…

    • DEE

      July 15, 2015 at 12:31 pm


  5. Bella

    July 15, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    This makes me sad, but guess we can say justice is done, though his life is gone at least he can rest in peace knowing his family is taken care of. Life is always worth more than money na.

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