Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, 'horrified' over death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

NEW YORK — The mother of Eric Garner, who died after screaming “I can’t breathe!” in 2014 while in a banned NYPD chokehold, was “horrified” to hear those words repeated by another black man dying at the hands of police, this time in Minneapolis, she said Wednesday.“To hear him utter the same dying declaration as my son Eric,” Gwen Carr said in a statement about the video of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died Monday after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground for several minutes. “It’s painful but true that black lives continue to be destroyed by police officers in many...


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