Earlier today, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil announced that Officer Daniel Pantaleo would be fired, 5 years after he killed Eric Garner using an illegal choke hold. Below is a statement from Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF:
This rhetoric takes form as official policy carried out by the CBP and ICE; is fueled by the dehumanizing, hate-filled speeches and tweets of President Trump. It is given further impetus by the enabling cowardice of GOP leadership; and used by the white nationalists who take the words of the president and the failure to condemn that speech as a green light. And it must STOP.