What happens when another police brutality case becomes so iconic, the whole world gets shocked about how uncalled and heinous it is? That was the case with Eric Garner. The words, “I can’t breathe” made such an impact everywhere, that it opened up a whole new dialog about police brutality towards people of color.
The neighborhood peacemaker
Eric Garner was described by his close friends as a “neighborhood peacemaker” and that he was a generous person. While he did have previous arrest records, he still maintained a good personality outside of his petty crimes.