<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> government]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/government Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:25:56 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Federal charges sought in Eric Garner's chokehold death]]> http://gazette.com/federal-charges-sought-in-eric-garners-chokehold-death/article/1555844?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/federal-charges-sought-in-eric-garners-chokehold-death/article/1555844?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK — The widow of Eric Garner and hundreds of protesters rallied outside a courthouse Saturday to call on federal prosecutors to indict the white police officer who put the black New York City man in a fatal chokehold a year ago.

"You all keep me empowered to speak," Garner's widow, Esaw Garner, told the demonstrators at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn.

"I will not stop loving him," she added. "I will never stop fighting for him."

The rally brought Garner's family together with the loved ones of other blacks whose high-profile deaths have prompted outcry and protests: Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Ramarley Graham. It was the second day of protests to mark the anniversary of Garner's death on July



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