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.
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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
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On Sunday, an NYPD officer gave a whole new meaning to "New York's Finest" during New York's pride parade!
The hot police officer was on duty when the pride spirit momentarily took over, and he started dancing with parade marcher Aaron Santis!
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Paige Ponzeka captured the moment and posted it on YouTube. She and Santis are both members of the Big Apple Softball League! Ponzeka shared what happened right before the dance:
"The cop was standing there all stoic. As soon as Aaron started dancing with him, grinding up against him, the cop tried to stay still but then he just got super into it."
Santis admitted he'd been trying to dance with cops all day, but hadn't gotten results until he spotted the hot cop and decided to try one last time. He said:
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Rafael Ramos was laid to rest on Saturday, one week after he and his fellow NYPD officer Wenjian Liu were ambushed and shot in their police cruiser.
The service was held at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens, New York. Ramos was said to be a deeply involved member of the congregation.
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On Friday, pastor Ralph Castillo recalled Ramos' dedication
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Hopefully people listen to their statements!
The killing of two NYPD officers over the weekend was perpetrated by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a man who said via social media that he was doing it in retribution for the lives of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
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Both Garner's and Brown's families have released statements and spoke to the media condemning Brinsley's act, as well as anyone who would think to do the same.
Eric Garner's daughter Emerald Garner even went to the memorial site for Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Monday, where she laid down a wreath and spoke to ABC News.
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This is such an awesome thing!
Tragically, NYPD officer Rafael Ramos was executed this weekend while on patrol in his car — and he left behind two sons. 13-year-old Jaden Ramos is still in middle school and Justin attends Bowdoin College in Maine.
Luckily, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner started the Yankee Silver Shield Foundation in 1982, which pays for the education of children who lost a parent in the line of duty. So, both of the boys will still get to have the best schooling possible.
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The other officer, Wenjian Liu, was a newlywed who had no children.
Steinbrenner started the foundation when he saw an
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This is heartbreaking.
NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos is one of the men who was murdered on Saturday in Brooklyn, and he sadly left behind his 13-year-old son Jaden Ramos.
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Following the horrible shooting, Jaden posted a message to his Facebook, saying:
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Just one day after two NYPD officers were shot in Brooklyn, another former NYPD policeman was killed in Florida.
17-year veteran Charles Kondek was on-duty for the Tarpon Springs Police Department at 3am on Sunday morning. There was a complaint that a suspect was knocking on doors at the Villa Plumosa condos, which is what he was responding to.
Kondek, a father of five, was tragically shot and killed while responding to the call.
According to reports, the suspect was driving a white Hyundai Elantra and sped away before he crashed into a pole and another car, then was apprehended.
This is the first officer since 1969 that has been killed in the line of duty in Tarpon Springs. The police department released a statement, saying
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