Stolen Lives rally focuses on Eric Garner

A “Stolen Lives” rally was held near the Brooklyn, N.Y., public housing where police victim Eric Garner of Staten Island once lived. A September 1994 victim of killer cops, Nicolas Heywood had lived in the same downtown Brooklyn public housing. The rally’s organizers noted that New York Police Department cops had now killed 368 people since Heywood died. Among a large number of supporters of this Feb. 22 rally was Juanita Young, mother of a year 2000 victim of plainclothes cops’ bullets in his family’s Bronx home: young Malcolm Ferguson. Juanita Young, who has disabilities, is still traveling to Harlem, Manhattan and Brooklyn rallies to demand justice. Called by the Oct. 22 Coalition for the Stolen Lives Project, the rally ended with the singing of “I Can’t Breathe,” the popular song inspired by the last words of Eric Garner as he was dying from suffocation from an unwarranted police choke hold last summer.

Anne Pruden

Published by
Anne Pruden
Tags: Eric Garner

Recent Posts

Coordinated economic blockade to free Palestine ties up traffic in multiple cities

After over six months of a horrific U.S.-armed genocide in Gaza, everywhere there is a…

April 19, 2024

U.S.-led ‘Trilateral Summit’ promotes militarism in the Pacific

President Joe Biden met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishima and the President of the…

April 19, 2024

Tell Pennsylvania: Use OxyContin settlement funds for the people

The opioid crisis of the 21st-century was caused by pharmaceutical manufacturers lying about the addiction…

April 18, 2024

Delaware, Florida cancel primaries to deny ‘uncommitted’ challenge to Biden

Under the erroneous presumption that President Joe Biden was running unopposed in the primary elections,…

April 18, 2024

PDF of April 18 issue

Download the PDF. Editorial: No U.S.-Israel war on Iran! Iran on military action against Israel…

April 18, 2024

Hamas on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day
A call for ‘liberation from occupation’s prisons’

In recognition of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, April 17, 2024, the following statement was issued by…

April 17, 2024