A New York Grand Jury Decided Not To Indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo, Who Killed Eric Garner On Camera

  • A New York grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who choked Eric Garner to death on camera after stopping him for selling loose cigarettes. [The Grio]
  • In light of that, here’s hoping that no one invites Rudy Giuliani onto a news show to comment, given his incendiary, racist rhetoric about Ferguson in the last few weeks. [The Intercept]
  • Meanwhile, President Obama is requesting $75 million in funding to retrain police on both community-oriented policing and on how to use the military-grade weapons they receive, and to put body cameras on cops. Considering that Garner was killed on camera, some doubt the efficacy of body cameras. [Atlantic]
  • Michael Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, apologized for telling protesters to “Burn this bitch down!” after the no-indictment grand jury decision for Darren Wilson, saying, “I was so angry.” [Huffington Post]
  • Genetic scientists believe it may be possible that trauma affects victims on a biological level, and that post traumatic stress disorder is genetically heritable. [New Republic]
  • HIV may be becoming less infectious and less deadly. [BBC]
  • There are nowhere near enough resources for male victims of rape. [VICE]