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Boston Rally Planned Following NYC Chokehold Decision

A rally is planned in Boston following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white New York City police officer on criminal charges in the choking death of a black man

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    Rally Planned Following NYC Chokehold Decision

    A New York City grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Published Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014)

    A rally is planned in Boston following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white New York City police officer on criminal charges in the choking death of a black man.

    A New York City grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

    Police say Garner was selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island in July.

    The medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide and the chokehold has been banned by the NYPD since the early 90s.

    The rally, “Enough is Enough: We Are The Ones, Justice for Eric Garner Today,” is planned to be held on Boston Common Thursday night at 7 p.m.

    The rally will be coinciding with the lighting of the Christmas tree.

    Boston NAACP President Michael Curry says comparisons to the Michael Brown death in Ferguson and others are inevitable.

    "You can have a video, it can be clear that the officer deviated from police practice or police policy. It can be clear that it was excessive force and still the officer could go free."

    Officer Pantaleo released a statement: "I became a police officer to help people and to protect those who can't protect themselves. It is never my intention to harm anyone and I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Garner."
     

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