Eric Garner's Daughter Wants You to Vote for Bernie & This Gut-Wrenching Video Just Might Make You

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders just released a new campaign video featuring the daughter of Eric Garner, who was murdered by the New York City Police Department in 2014. 

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Eric Garner had been put in a choke hold for about 15 to 19 seconds during an arrest where Garner repeatedly said "I can't breathe." The medical examiner concluded that Garner was killed by "compression of neck (choke hold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police," and on July 13, 2015, an out-of-court settlement was announced in which the City of New York would pay the Garner family $5.9 million. But it still doesn't bring this beloved grandfather and father back. 

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'But those are in the old days, right, Mommy?' And I had to explain to her that it's not really over.

You may not agree with Sanders's politics, but this ad is heartbreaking and powerful.

 

Image via Bernie 2016 / YouTube

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