Twitter anger erupts after the Eric Garner decision, the special grand jury came to a verdict that they would not indict police officers involved in the death of Eric Garner.
Soon after the news broke of Eric Garner’s death social media platforms erupted with anger, even more so when the jury would not indict the officers. Photos were posted on social media channels showing an officer holding Eric Garner in a chokehold by a New York police officer.
Eric Garner went to the top in United States Twitter Trends yesterday and the tweets are still pouring in. The latest news as reported by BBC News US & Canada, the US justice department is apparently launching a new civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner.
Protests have already started and people have taken to Twitter to vent their anger, the Eric Garner decision doesn’t sit well with thousands with one Twitter users saying, “Guess a video of a cop choking a man to death isn’t enough evidence to prove a cop choked a man to death. #EricGarner.”
Another said, “On another note, I’m starting to lose faith in this country after the Eric Garner verdict. He did nothing wrong at all.”
Today’s top United States Twitter trending hashtag is #ICantBreathe, people are using this hash tag along with #EricGarner.
Read more tweets below –
How can they murder an unarmed and un-threatening man & some how get away with it, have we gone back in time? Truly devastating #EricGarner
— Gina ☾ (@ginatilsley) December 4, 2014
Eric Garner was unarmed. A cop choked him to death and the coroner ruled it a homicide. I'm fed up of all this racism! #ICantBreathe
— Emeline. (@EmelLbt) December 4, 2014
That Eric Garner shit makes me sick, you can clearly hear him say "I can't breathe" multiple times and the cops just pretended they didn't
— L-Jeezy (@LiamGoodwiin) December 4, 2014
— Kate (@Knitsophrenic) December 4, 2014
Fellow white people, for the record, the coroner deemed Eric Garner's death a homicide. Still the grand jury chose not to indict.
— Cayce! (@eightbitempire) December 4, 2014
Rapper, entrepreneur, record producer and actor Sean John Combs simply known as Diddy has taken to his Twitter account as well to share how he feels about the latest news on Garner.