I Can’t Breathe.

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http://time.com/3016326/eric-garner-video-police-chokehold-death/

Eric, I see you on a video all over the internet, unarmed on the floor with four people on you, pressing on your chest, the last minute of your life desecrated, I can’t breathe. Your life stolen from you by four cowards. Four against one. Unarmed. Cowards.

I hope that wherever you are now, you can breathe, you can breathe justice. Because we are gonna fight for you. I hope wherever you are now you can breathe fresh air, purified of hatred. I should not hate, but I do today. I apologize. Something those policemen don’t know how to do.

I hate the men who killed you slowly. Their self entitled ignorance. Silent accomplices. They are fed arrogance everyday. Nobody can harm them, they can’t be sued or arrested. Noble is the man that doesn’t take advantage of his own power. I still have to see a policeman who doesn’t.

I am a white woman and an American citizen and when I walk the streets in this country, sometimes the people I fear the most are policemen. I can only imagine how a black man lives. How can this be?

I see you on a video all over the internet, unarmed on the floor with four people on you, pressing on your chest. The last minute of your life desecrated, I can’t breathe, your life stolen from you by five cowards. Cowards.