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The attorney general made the call not to bring charges against NYPD officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner in 2014

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Attorney General William Barr made the decision not to bring federal civil rights charges against the New York Police Department officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner, siding with a Justice Department team from New York over the Civil Rights Division in Washington due to concerns that prosecutors could not successfully prove the officer acted willfully, a senior Justice Department offi...

No federal charges for officer in Garner's death, sources say

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against a New York Police Department officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner, the New York man whose last words, "I can't breathe," became a rallying cry in the Black Lives Matter movement, three sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday. ...

Garner's daughter's emotional response to Justice Department decision

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Eric Garner's daughter, Emerald Garner, reacts to news that the Justice Department will not bring federal charges against a New York Police Department officer accused of fatally choking her dad in 2014. ...

Attorney and police union question doctor's view a chokehold killed Eric Garner. She isn't backing down

Thu, May 16, 2019

A defense lawyer and a New York City police union have cast doubt on her findings that an officer's chokehold led to Eric Garner's death, but the medical examiner stood by her conclusion during Wednesday testimony. ...

When African Americans are killed by police, these lawyers get a phone call

Wed, May 29, 2019

Civil rights attorney L. Chris Stewart was sitting in church in Atlanta on an April Sunday in 2015 when he received a Facebook message with a news article and a plea from a friend. A police officer had killed her cousin, Walter Scott, and she needed help. ...

Garner's mother in 2014: If Garner was white, he'd be alive

Sat, Dec 13, 2014

Their sons -- Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner -- have become symbols of a raging national conversation about police brutality and racial injustice. ...

House GOP defends Trump's racist tweets

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House Minority Leader deflects on racist tweets: We are the party of Lincoln

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) defends President Trump's racist attacks on lawmakers, saying Democratic lawmakers are making it about politics. ...

Analysis: A government shutdown just got a lot more likely — again

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Don't look now but the US government is, again, nearing the brink of a shutdown. And that prospect got more likely on Monday night. ...

Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Trump, cites sexual assault allegations

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday defiantly responded to President Donald Trump's continued attacks on her and other minority Democratic congresswomen, calling him out for the various sexual assault allegations made against him and his boasts on the infamous 2005 "Access Hollywood" video. ...

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