Activists decry lack of action against cops in Eric Garner case – Newsday

Civil rights advocates reacted with dismay over the Martin Luther King Day weekend to reports that the Obama administration will not take action to charge or clear police in Eric Garner’s videotaped 2014 choking death before leaving office this week.

“We are certainly disappointed,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said in a telephone interview after joining Garner’s mother in a civil-rights march in Washington, D.C., Saturday. “This happened over two years ago. Our hope was, it would have been concluded before now.”

“The system has failed Eric Garner and his family once again,” said…

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