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#ICantBreathe: Jury’s decision in Eric Garner death causes outrage online

White New York police officer who killed unarmed black man will not face trial.

A New York police officer will not face criminal charges for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man.

On Wednesday, a grand jury chose not to indict white officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was seen on video using a banned chokehold on Garner, during a struggle between Garner and several officers. In a video of the incident, Garner can be heard saying “I can’t breathe” multiple times to the officers.

Garner was suspected of selling illegal cigarettes. His death in July became a point of protest over police killings of unarmed African Americans across the US.

After news broke of the jury’s decision not to indict Pantaleo, Twitter users responded with the hashtag #ICantBreathe: