Over seven years after his killing, police and city officials may finally be held accountable for Garner's death. Advocates, including Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, have been undeterred in demand for accountability in the years since Garner was taken away from his family and community.
Daniel Pantaleo, the fired NYPD cop who used an illegal chokehold on Eric Garner before the unarmed Black man died, has had his desperate appeal to win his job back denied.
The brazen killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police triggered flashbacks for women dubbed the "Mothers of the Movement" whose adult children were killed by police.
Civil rights lawyers said the coincidentally timed collision of the NYPD firing Eric Garner's killer with Jay-Z's social justice partnership with the NFL combined a begrudging chorus of "what took so long?" with the realization that while some semblance of justice had been established, it was still largely elusive.
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