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“Right Now Jesus Is Saying: I Can’t Breathe.” Religious Leaders React To Non-Indictment In Garner Case

posted on December 4, 2014

Carol Kuruvilla and Antonia Blumberg report that after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, religious leaders and activists spoke out against the decision. “We have to ask ourselves what’s underneath this. There is a fault line of race that is cracking wide open in America,” Reverend Jacqui Lewis of Middle Church said. “We need to have candid conversations with law enforcement and elected officials and citizens to talk about how to create a more peaceful and just society. And we have to teach our children by example how not to fight violence with violence … Bodies standing for justice will make justice happen.”

Read at The Huffington Post