And Justice for All...

Last weekend, our community came together once again to stand up for justice in memory of Eric Garner, who was slain by NYPD officers seven years ago.

We gathered to pray, reflect and renew our call for activism. On Saturday, the seventh anniversary of Eric's death, I joined Gwen Carr, Eric’s mother, and other family members and friends at the newly installed Healing Arch sculpture in Tompkinsville Park, where we continue to advocate for justice and reforms in the criminal justice system.

Two days before we gathered at the Healing Arch, an appellate court judge ruled that Garner’s family had the right to question “violations and neglect of duty” of the NYPD and the mayor’s office in the July 17, 2014, death of Eric Garner.

It’s extremely important that we continue to advocate until justice has been addressed. There is still much to be done and we must continue to be activists for justice.

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