Eric Garner, a 43-year-old and 400-pound asthmatic man of Staten Island died on Thursday after three New York City police officers allegedly choked him to death.
The confrontation started after the officers accused Garner of selling single untaxed cigarettes, also known as loose square.
Garner’s alleged murderers, Officers Daniel Pantaleo and Justin Damico were both put on desk duty a day after his death.
The unemployment rates by race/ethnicity for NYC neighborhoods Citywide, in terms of the four major race/ethnicity categories is 15.7 percent for black compared to a single digit for the other races.
Meanwhile, Garner's funeral will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, on Bergen Street, in Brooklyn on Wednesday, July 23th at 7 p.m.