Maybe This Will be the American Spring That Will Get Us Change
- New York City 12/11/2014 by Linda Perry (WBAI)
At City Hall, Brooklyn Council member Inez Barron is hopeful that protests throughout the city and throughout the country can effect change. She’s wearing a black t-shirt with the words "I Can’t Breathe" written 11 times in white lettering. The Council Members all seem to be wearing that same shirt. They had just blocked traffic on Broadway and staged a die-in -- protesting the grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer in the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island.
Council member Barron’s district in Brooklyn is where another innocent life was lost at the hands of police officer, Akai Gurley.
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Brooklyn Council Members Inez Barron, Laurie Cumbo, Darlene Mealy.
City Hall, December 8, 2014 (Linda Perry)