Eric Garner: Real Voices of Protest

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This narrative has become all too familiar: A white cop kills an unarmed black man, and a community feels that justice is out of reach.

Here you'll find reactions from New York City residents about the grand jury's decision to not indict the NYPD officer that placed Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold. These voices, which were collected by the WNYC News Team, show that feelings are strong on both sides of the issue.

This audio segment paints a small picture of the protests and fresh emotions from December 3, 2014—the night of the indictment news—all around New York City.

Reporting by WNYC's Jim O'Grady, Kathleen Horan, Annmarie Fertoli, Fred Mogul, Stephen Nessen, Robert Lewis, Brigid Bergin, Alec Hamilton. Music by John Toronto. This segment was produced by Takeaway Director Jay Cowit.