The “tragedy” of a job loss will never equate to the loss of life. We cannot undervalue the pain of losing a loved one. The moment we prioritize a job over a human being, we fail as a society. While we believe that the firing of Officer Pantaleo, whom recklessly killed Mr. Eric Garner is justified, it does not represent justice. We will continue to support efforts to ban the use of unnecessary deadly force in all police interactions.
About the NAACP:
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.