Why I Went To Eric Garner’s Funeral

July 24, 2014 | 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)