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The Power of Now
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Staten Island resident, Eric Garner, died Thursday after a NYPD officer subdued him with a chokehold. Cell phone footage captured at the scene of the tragic event shows Garner screaming that he could not breathe after the move, banned by NYPD, was applied.
Roland Martin talked with Sherrilyn Ifill, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rashad Robinson, and Glenn Ivey about the controversy surrounding Garner’s death, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio being on vacation during this extremely tense time in the Big Apple and the NYPD’s history of hostility towards African American men. The officer responsible for Garner’s death was stripped of his badge and gun, but will he be criminally prosecuted?
African Americans over-index on Twitter, but the social media company refuses to release their diversity numbers. The guests talk about Twitter continuing to build wealth on the tweets of Blacks, not releasing the EEOC numbers and not having any minorities on their corporate board.