The death of Eric Garner, the black New York man who died after police held him in an alleged chokehold, has sparked an enormous amount of outrage across the nation. A grand jury found the police officer responsible not guilty and individuals on both the left and the right are angry. Unlike the Michael Brown case, there is little question in Garner’s as to what happened, as the event was fully captured on video.
Here are some of the responses coming out on Twitter:
This is one of those moments where left and right could unite. Few seem comfortable with this outcome. Unless recriminations start flying.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) December 3, 2014
Government is simply a word for the things we decide to do together. Like choke men to death over rules governing the sale of cigarettes. — Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) December 3, 2014
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 3, 2014
Eric Garner died cuz he was selling cigs by the single. That’s a crime in NYC. Death is inexcusable. Police behavior sure looked inexcusable — John Nolte (@NolteNC) December 3, 2014
— NIKKOLAS (@4NIKKOLAS) December 5, 2014
— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) December 5, 2014
— Mnar A. Muhawesh (@MnarMuh) December 5, 2014
— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) December 5, 2014
Garner video is bad – but easy judge police when you’ve never been a cop or security officer. I was a bouncer… (1/2) — Tom Rogan (@TomRtweets) December 4, 2014
… Security work is stressful and challenging. So while Fed investigation is Prima facie necessary, perspective important (2/2)
— Tom Rogan (@TomRtweets) December 4, 2014
There’s a racial gulf in America in part because to whites, police represent security; to black men, they represent great danger.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) December 4, 2014
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) December 5, 2014
An e-mailer just told me to pipe down about Eric Garner since the head of the police union said everything was legit. Best one today by far.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 4, 2014