Manasseh's Eric Garner storyboard
On July 17, 2014 Eric Garner was confronted for selling loose cigarettes. When the police saw garner they were talking to him, when garner began to shout about how he is always harassed by the same police officers, and how he was doing nothing wrong. Eric Garner died when an illegal choke hold was placed upon him by one of the officers. The police officers claimed that Garner was resisting arrest. The polices officer's actions were not justified for many reasons. One of the reasons is because there were at least 6 officers at the scene. Eric Garner was attacked by all six officers and placed under a choke hold which was illegal. The officer holding the choke hold did not let go after garner began yelling that he couldn't breathe.
Media bias had an effect on the public opinion on this case. Media bias is the bias by journalists and news producers in the media in the selection of events and stories and how they are reported and covered. Bias by omission was seen in this case. Bias of omission is when you purposely leave one side of the article. On the Eric Garner case all news channels showed what happened but many of them failed to explain how Eric Garner has had a history with selling loose cigarettes. This left out fact could possibly influence the public's opinion, because now they could suspect that Eric Garner was indeed selling loose cigarettes the day he was killed making the attempted arrest a bit more justified.
Sir we have reports you've been selling loose cigarettes. Please come with us.
Every time you officers see me you try to harass me, I wasn't doing anything wrong. Don't touch me!
Once again the police using excessive force on a poor man.
Everyone get back!!
I CAN'T BREATHE... I CAN'T BREATHE.. I CAN'T
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