Statement From Council Member Ben Kallos On Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision


Statement from NYC Council Member Ben Kallos on Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision


New York, NY –  Following the decision of the Grand Jury in the Eric Garner case, the following statement can be attributed to Council Member Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan):


“It is a difficult holiday season for any American who holds steadfast to the principles of our nation's founding--to 'establish justice and insure domestic tranquility.’ In two devastating decisions back to back, first in Ferguson and now in the Eric Garner case, the victims' families, our cities, and our nation in mourning deserved the opportunity to find the facts surrounding these tragic deaths. Martin Luther King said, ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ Now that injustice hits so close to home, we in the New York City Council stand with our fellow New Yorkers and our brothers and sisters in Ferguson as two cities facing similar pain, injustice and loss."