Major Side Eye: Magazines Show Their True Colors As Covers Roll Out In Response To Eric Gardner Decision

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When things like this are becoming a daily occurrence in the news, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to remain objective about the social politics that surround our everyday lives.

In the wake of the public outcry over Ferguson, a Staten Island jury voted not to indict police officer, Daniel Pantaleo in the killing of 43-year-old Eric Garner. Garner died in July after Pantaleo restrained him in an chokehold (that was deemed illegal by the police department.

Gardner was an unarmed man who was confronted by the officers for selling individual cigarettes on the sidewalk and when he tried to walk away, he was locked into a chokehold, restricting his oxygen and killing him.

Early Wednesday, the announcement came down that Pantaleo would not be charged in the death of the Garner, even after the coroner ruled his death as a homicide. Now this happens. Two different publications on different sides of the same coin, seemingly making their true stances known on the issue. NY Daily News has no problem calling the decision “…a gross miscarriage of justice”

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While this cover (and this editorial) shows just how divided we really are on the issue of police brutality in America.



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