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I can't breathe : the killing that started a movement

Author: Matt Taibbi
Publisher: London : WH Allen, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man died in New York City after a police officer put him in what has been described as a chokehold during an arrest for selling loosies, or single cigarettes. The final moments of his life were captured on video and seen by millions, sparking an international series of protests that built into the transformative Black Lives Matter movement. Matt Taibbi ... tells the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Eric Garner; Eric Garner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Taibbi
ISBN: 9780753548684 0753548682 9780753548660 0753548666
OCLC Number: 1013490908
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 322 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one: Life and death on Bay Street (1. Ibrahim ; 2. Pinky ; 3. Pedro ; 4. John ; 5. George ; 6. Jewel ; 7. Numbers ; 8. Eric) --
Part two: The perpetual injustice machine (9. Erica ; 10. Dan ; 11. Carmen ; 12. Jimmy ; 13. Daniel ; 14. Ramsey ; 15. Ibrahim ; 16. Erica) --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Matt Taibbi.

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On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in New York City after a police officer put him on a "chokehold" during an arrest for selling "loosies," or single cigarettes. The video was seen by millions,  Read more...

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"Marries the best instincts of explanatory narrative journalism with uncompromising moral clarity ... a vital account of police violence. Taibbi, through thorough reporting and captivating writing, Read more...

 
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