"I can't breathe." 11 times, Eric Garner cried for help. Despite clear evidence that the NYPD used an unlawful chokehold, this week a grand jury failed to allow the Garner family their day in court. This, one week after another failure of justice in Ferguson, in the killing of Mike Brown.
This past Sunday, over 500 Long Islanders gathered to mourn, march, and organize to make sure #ThisStopsToday.
Sunday was just the start. We continue organizing to win police accountability and improved police-community relations.
Organizations across the region are doing powerful work – including the primary organizers of Sunday's action: LICET, Make the Road NY, New York Communities for Change, NYCLU, NAACP, and The Corridor Counts.
This is a moment to unite and plug in. Join us and we'll make sure you're a part of the effort to end racist and unaccountable policing on Long Island.