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NYC to pay $5.9M to Eric Garner’s family

Eric_Garner_facebookNew York City has settled a lawsuit arising from the police killing of Eric Garner for $5.9 million, CBS News reports. Garner was killed when police accosted him for selling cigarets and a cop put him in a chokehold. The family previously had rejected a $5 million settlement offer. Click here for story. In recent cases, police killings of black people have typically settled for several million dollars, but killer cops are almost never prosecuted and rarely lose their jobs, while taxpayers get stuck with the legal judgments.

 


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