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Jury clears Pantaleo in Garner case

Alexia Vickers, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

On Dec. 3, 2014, a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo, 29, who put Eric Garner, 43, a 400 pound black man in a choke hold that allegedly led to his death. Last July, Pantaleo approached Garner, suspicious that he was selling loose cigarettes. According...

Being black and the deadly stereotypes

Being black and the deadly stereotypes

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer

December 6, 2014

As an African-American and a citizen of the United States of America, I am considered a threat. The color of my skin has the ability to make an armed police officer feel unsafe. I am capable of drawing negative attention from cashiers at CVS as I walk out empty handed, concluding I’m a thief. Equating...

New Canaan students protest for Eric Garner

New Canaan students protest for Eric Garner

December 5, 2014

On Dec. 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m., around 300 students from New Canaan High School left their classes for a student planned protest on the Eric Garner case. Eric Garner was allegedly killed in a chokehold by the New York Police Department on July 17, 2014, and on Dec. 3, 2014, a grand jury decided not to indict h...

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