Cop Cleared In Eric Garner’s Death, Hip Hop Reacts


It’s been a trying time for those who have suffered injustice around the country. Less than two weeks after receiving the upsetting news about the Michael Brown case, the New York Police Department has announced that there will be no indictment for the white cop that killed Staten Island resident Eric Garner on-camera a few months back. The country is outraged and so is the hip hop community.

Within minutes of the announcement, a squad of artists took to Twitter to share their opinions about the decision made by a grand jury. Eric Garner, an African-American father of six, was murdered by a police officer during an unnecessary encounter in front of a convenience store. The officer, Daniel Pantaleo, used a chokehold to bring down Garner, killing him by asphyxiation.

The decision comes weeks after a grand jury decided not to indite former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. Check out what artists like Killer Mike, Ice T, Jeezy and more had to say.

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