he also stated that the senior officer on the scene was a female African-American officer and therefore he doesn’t “… know where the racial angle comes in” (Mccalmont, 2014). I think that this is just an excuse that King used to justify the polices and the court’s ruling on the incident. However, what he doesn’t understand is that to the people who look at this case, someone died, this person was black, he seemed to have been targeted for something as small as allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes, how is this case not involve any racial motives at all, even if there is just a small amount of racial motives, it is still there and therefore, this incident had at least a little bit to do with racism. However, I think that even
What is Racism #3: Eric Garner 3 though the police are to be blamed for this incident, I still think that had Eric Garner not assisted arrest like he did then, he might have not died, and therefore it is both of their faults.
What is Racism #3: Eric Garner 4 Resources Mccalmont, L. (2014, December 4). Rep. King: Health issues led to death. Retrieved February 23, 2020, from Viewpoint: Why Eric Garner was blamed for dying. (2014, December 8). Retrieved February 23, 2020, from
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