Tag: Staten Island

Eric Garner's Family Agrees To $5.9 Million Settlement

On July 17, 2014, 43-year-old Eric Garner spoke his final words, which have now become an integral part of the #BlackLivesMatter movement: “I can’t breathe.” Now, almost a year to the day later, Garner’s family and New York City have reached a $5.9 million settlement after the filing of a…

8 of 10 U.S. Prosecutors are White Males, Study Shows

A study released Tuesday by the Women Donors Network‘s Reflective Democracy Campaign draws a poor conclusion when it comes to diversity among American prosecutors. According to the findings, an estimated 95 percent of local and elected state prosecutors in 2014 were white. And the results don’t fare very well for…

Cleveland Goes Straight to Judge Seeking Justice for Tamir Rice

After months of waiting for justice in the tragic murder of Tamir Rice, community leaders of Cleveland are taking matters into their own hands and going directly to a judge to press charges against officers Frank Garmback and Timothy Loehmann. Just last week, the sheriff’s office announced that it found…