Eric Garner's Widow Rejects New York's $5 Million Settlement Offer, Refuses To Be Bought Off By NYPD
Money alone can't fix injustice.
That's the message Esaw Garner is sending after rejecting the city of New York's $5 million settlement offer in the death of her husband, Eric Garner.
Eric, of course, was killed by officers of the New York City Police Department last July — in fact, one year ago on Friday — after being stopped for selling cigarettes on the street.
The officers, while subduing Garner, choked him and those actions led to his death. Garner's haunting, famous refrain — "I can't breathe" — was memorialized during protests in the ensuing weeks.
The offer from the city comes at a time where Esaw must decide