People far and wide have taken to social media to express the outrage and frustration with the choice to decline indictiment for Daniel Pantaleo, the New York police officer who was caught on video choking 43-year-old Eric Garner to death after suspecting him of selling individual cigarettes on the street.
On Wednesday, it was announced that none of the officers that were involved in the incident would receive judicial punishment. No justice was served for the death of a married father of six children or the rest of the family he left behind. Celebrities again took to their social media outlets to vent. We’ve collected a few below.
View this post on Instagram
#WATCH …….I can't take it anymore! It's Enough, and enough is enough! Honestly my emotions are all over the place. We as artists, myself included, all have to step up and be better leaders in our communities. It's a hard burden to bear, but we have been chosen whether we like it or not. We need to do whatever we can in a POSITIVE way, to help unite people of all colors in this injustice! In order to be successful, it is very important that we have a well ORGANIZED, STRATEGIC plan. This is super important in order for us to make change!! REAL organization, REAL strategy and a TRUE commitment to not forget and move on like we usually do when the news stops reporting. This has to stop and we as a people are the only ones that can stop it. I truly do not have the right to preach, but I do have the right to speak. #EricGarner #MikeBrown #UNITE