Rally To Demand Justice For Eric Garner Before Federal Courthouse

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Eric Garner -- NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo lynched him with his arms

One year since the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, no federal charges have been filed against the officer who killed Mr. Garner in Staten Island and three years after the police shooting of teenager Ramarley Graham in the Bronx, both families have yet to see justice.

President and founder of National Action Network (NAN), Reverend Al Sharpton and his coalition will rally and take a petition to the United States Justice Department to demand expedited federal investigations in Garner and Graham’s killings and call for justice system reform and police accountability.

The rally is Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 12:30 p.m., at the U.S. Federal Courthouse Eastern District,  225 Cadman Plaza at Tillary Street, in Brooklyn.

The rally will also call for the immediate renaming of Robert E. Lee Avenue, a street named in honor of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Fort Hamilton, which is New York’s only United States military base.

It will be held in solidarity and remembrance of the lives lost in Charleston, South Carolina, and in protest of the Ku Klux Klan pro-Confederate flag rally at the South Carolina Statehouse taking place at the same time.

Also present will be: The Family of police-chokehold victim Eric Garner, including Gwen Carr, his mother, his children and wife Esaw Garner; the mothers of national police-killing cases Sybrina Fulton (Trayvon Martin), Lesley McFadden (Michael Brown), Valerie Bell (Sean Bell), Constance Malcolm (Ramarley Graham) and more.

Separately, the Garner family reportedly rejected a $5 million settlement offer from New York City.

 

 

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