Many people were noticeably upset over the no indictment decision on Eric Garner’s chokehold death, and a number of celebrities are tweeting their outrage.
The decision to not indict the NYPD officer in the July 17 chokehold death of Eric Garner has caused an uproar across the country. Celebrities, including John Legend, Katy Perry, Gabrielle Union and more have taken to Twitter to sound off on the controversial decision.
Eric Garner Decision: Celebrities React To Shocking Decision
Less than two weeks after the Ferguson decision that nearly tore the Missouri city apart, a New York City grand jury decided that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted over Eric’s tragic chokehold death.
Like Ferguson, this was not the outcome that many were hoping for.
Unarmed man put n2 ILLEGAL chokehold, says he can’t breathe, caught on tape, later dies &no charges?! Tell us again ALL our lives matter…
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) December 3, 2014
How do “crazy” cops keep getting away with this?!? He murdered that man. Stop the madness. #EricGarner #ICantBreathe
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) December 3, 2014
If I could, I would be there laying in those streets of NYC, peacefully protesting. WE HAVE TO CHANGE. ALL LIVES MATTER #WeCantBreathe
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) December 3, 2014
I wouldn’t feel right posting anything else before saying my heart hurts today.
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) December 3, 2014
SMDH….God the world is crying for your help. This really makes me sad. All I can do is pray & I plan on doing … http://hartgram.com/8SB
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 3, 2014
How is this America? #ICantBreathe
— Shonda Rhimes (@shondarhimes) December 3, 2014
I can’t take it anymore! It’s Enough, and enough is enough! Honestly my emotions are all over the… http://instagram.com/p/wKaJbzpl48/
— Diddy (@iamdiddy) December 3, 2014
“I. CAN’T. BREATHE.”
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 3, 2014
HollywoodLifers, were you shocked by the Eric Garner decision? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
— Avery Thompson