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Eric Garner: New York State Attorney General Seeks Power To Prosecute All Cases Involving Police Killings of Unarmed Civilians

Unfortunately, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman requires an executive order from phony liberal governor, Andrew Cuomo in order to take charge of prosecutions of killer cops — He shouldn't hold his breath.—Ronald David Jackson

New York State Attorney General Eric stepped up to the plate on the issue of police killings — While Governor Andrew Cuomo throw him the ball? (Photo by MTA NY)
New York State Attorney General Schneiderman stepped up
to the plate on the issue of police killings — Will Governor
Cuomo throw him the ball? (Photo by MTA NY)
By Scott Malone
New York State's top prosecutor on Monday sought the power to probe all police killings of unarmed civilians in his state, following sometimes violent U.S. protests over two grand juries' moves to clear officers in the deaths of unarmed black men.

The morning after angry crowds hurled objects at police who responded with tear gas during protests in northern California, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said action was needed to address a "crisis of confidence" in the criminal justice system.

Cities across the United States have seen large protests in recent nights following a grand jury's decision not to charge an officer in the July killing of Eric Garner. An unarmed black father of six, Garner died after police put him in a banned chokehold.

The decision in the Garner case came a little more than a week after a Missouri grand jury cleared an officer in the August fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown.

"The horrible events surrounding the death of Eric Garner have revealed a deep crisis of confidence in some of the fundamental elements of our criminal justice system," Schneiderman said in a statement. "Nothing could be more critical for both the public and the police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe than acting immediately to restore trust."

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