Just a few days after the disappointing news that the police officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner will not be charged, the victim's youngest daughter has taken a stand to fight back. Officer Daniel Pantaleo put Eric in a chokehold back in 2014 when he was confronted by police for selling cigarettes on Staten Island. A video clip shows Eric telling police 11 times that he can't breathe, leading to his death that police ruled a homicide.
Emerald Garner has now launched a petition demanding that Daniel be fired from the NYPD. "My family and I have stood by for 5 years waiting for a decision from the Department of Justice. They asked us to let them “investigate” the murder of Eric Garner. What other evidence does one need to convict a murderer who was filmed in broad daylight killing an unarmed man?! My dad screamed “I can’t breathe!” 11 times. #WeDemandJusticeNow," the petition reads.