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(Esaw Garner receives a hug during a funeral service for her husband, Eric Garner, held at Bethel Baptist Church on July 23, 2014 in Brooklyn, N.Y.//Getty Images)

The recent death of Eric Garner, while in police custody, horrified and angered me. A video shows that police placed Garner in a choke hold, a tactic prohibited by NYPD policy. And a second video shows that police failed to offer any medical assistance as an unresponsive Garner laid handcuffed on the ground. This scene and the range of emotions that I felt in response were all too familiar…READ MORE

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