Reading Time: 4 minutesThe recent decision not to charge the New York police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner is a good opportunity to examine the related Black Lives Matter movement and the potential power of online social movements generally. How can they mobilize so many people and yet be so ineffective when it comes to influencing policy and decision making?
There are strong similarities between how US and Israeli police carry out executions.
This essay is an opinion from Victor Wallis, who teaches history and politics at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. While WhoWhatWhy takes no sides in this debate, we believe the essay is worth your consideration.
Guillermo Jimenez | Daniel Pantaleo choked a man to death on camera. He wrapped his arm around his victim’s neck and squeezed until the life escaped his body. The victim was, of course, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old black father of six, whose final words, “I can’t breathe,” have become a rallying cry for social justice...
Guillermo Jimenez Presents Aaron Cantú On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent Guillermo is joined by independent writer, analyst, and researcher Aaron Cantu. Aaron details the case of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father of six who NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo choked to death last July. The incident was caught on camera, and yet a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo and bring the case to trial.