Join NYC Shut It Down and Jewel Miller and Legacy Garner of The Legacy That Eric Garner Left Behind on the 5-year-anniversary of the murder of Eric Garner as we continue to fight for vengeance for him and his daughter Erica Garner.
We will be meeting at 6pm at the Staten Island side of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
Following a brief rally we will march to the site of Eric’s death and pay our respects to the man whose murder helped ignite the Black Lives Matter movement.
On July 17, 2014 the NYPD murdered Eric Garner for the alleged crime of selling untaxed cigarettes. Five years later, the cop who killed him has not faced any charges and is not only still employed by the NYPD, he has received a raise. Erica Garner, Eric’s daughter, will not live to see any form of justice for her father, after passing away in December 2017, yet another casualty of police terror. Ramsey Orta, a friend of Eric who filmed the killing, was subsequently harassed and arrested by a vengeful NYPD and is still incarcerated upstate.
Meanwhile, the NYPD continues their reign of terror in Black and Brown neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs, using the same racist broken windows policing methods that killed Eric. The Garner family and The Legacy That Eric Garner Left Behind continue to fight for justice, and NYC Shut It Down stands in support of them, demanding vengeance for Eric and Erica Garner. Join us as we remember their lives and continue their fight.