I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street by Matt Taibbi

Into the Wild

An exploration into the roots and aftermath of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the police in a work of riveting literary journalism from the bestselling author of The Divide.

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in Staten Island, New York City, after a police officer put him in what has been described as a “chokehold” during an arrest for selling “loosies,” or single cigarettes. The final moments of his life were captured on video and seen by millions, sparking a nationwide series of protests that built into the “Black Lives Matter” movement that has transformed American politics.

Weeks after Garner’s death, two New York City police officers were killed by a young black man from Maryland, in what he claimed was revenge for Garner’s death. Those killings in turn led to police protests, clashes with New York’s new liberal mayor, and an eventual work slow-down.

Taibbi tells a compelling story of the crime, the grand jury, the media circus, the murder of the police, and the protests from every side.

Title : I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street
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ISBN : 0812988841
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages

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