Earlier today a New York City grand jury declined to indict a New York police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.
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Garner was strangled earlier this year after he resisted arrest for selling non-taxed cigarettes.
Tonight Eric Garner’s widow, Esaw Garner, said she did not accept the police officer’s condolences.
“Hell no! The time for condolences would have been when my husband was trying to breathe. That would have been the time to show some type of remorse or some type of care for another person’s life. When he was screaming eleven times that he – can’t – breathe. So there’s nothing for him or his friends(?) or anything else that would make me feel any different. No, I don’t accept his apologies. No, I don’t accept any condolences.”
Garner’s widow is suing the city for $75 million.
Eric Holder is opening a civil rights investigation on Garner’s death.