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Why I Went To Eric Garner’s Funeral


07.24.14 Amy K. Nelson

The block on Bergen Street in Brooklyn was already filling by 5PM on Wednesday night. People were gathering for the funeral of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old man who died last week after an NYPD plain clothes officer was captured on video putting the Staten Island father of six in a chokehold.

I asked everyone one simple question: Why are you here?














(Photos: Amy K. Nelson/ANIMALNewYork)