(Via USA Today) – Americans by nearly 3-1 say the white police officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man being arrested for selling cigarettes, should have faced charges from a Staten Island grand jury, a nationwide USA TODAY/Pew Research Center poll finds.
Nearly nine of 10 also say it would be a good idea for more police officers to wear body cameras to record their interactions.
It was a cellphone video of a police officer holding Garner in what appeared to be a chokehold – even as he gasped “I can’t breathe” – that apparently galvanized public opinion. By 57%-22%, those surveyed say the grand jury made the wrong decision in not bringing charges against New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo.
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