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Sydea Gardner Professor Shipps English 101 December 11, 2104 Police brutality today, is becoming more and more of a prevalent issue in the year of 2014. This issue not only has an impact to the involving families, but also to the community and the justice system that America has built for today. Even though, police brutality is a problem, the bigger social issue is the lack of justice giving to the falling victims. The way that we can see improvement in the justice system is for congress to develop a new law and punishment, that specifically deals with situations such as police brutality and wrongful killing by the police.

An situation that police brutality occurred without any justice is the recent case of Eric Garner. On July 7th, 2014, In the city of New York Eric Garner was killed from a deadly chokehold that is also illegal, by a Staten Island police official Daniel Pantaleo. Just moments before Eric Garner took his last breathe he repeatedly expressed to the police office that he could not breathe. There was no CPR given to Eric Garner for the time he passed out due to compression to his chest and neck. An hour after the incident Eric Garner was pronounced dead at the hospital. Wikipedia issued that " City medical examiners concluded that Garner was killed by neck compression, along with "the compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police and ruled his death as a homicide". With video footage of this incident, Five months later a grand jury made the decision not to indict the police officer who used the illegal and deadly chokehold on unarmed civilian, Eric Garner. This injustice quickly spread worldwide and made citizens the courage to start protests and rallies for police indictment throughout the states. This issue impacts the family members of Eric Garner, by not having peace of mind that his killer of their father, husband, son and friend was not brought the formal punishment for his wrongful action and was overlooked by the justice system. Before Eric Garner there was a case very similar to it, the case of Oscar Grant. On January 1st, 2009,