Eric Garner

Common Dreams staff
Erica Garner
"She walked with a fierce dignity in this world and would not allow the powerful to get by with only words when the problems we face demand action."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just...


With the ongoing police killings of unarmed African-Americans - and the all-too-common police harassment and arrest of those who dare to record them - dozens of high-profile documentary filmmakers have published a searing open letter urging their community to defend citizen journalists whose potent images "have moved white Americans closer to conscience and consciousness." They also call on justice officials to investigate those abuses of power that are, it turns out, everywhere.