Eric Garner is a man who infamously died at the hands of New York City cops — all for selling loose cigarettes.
His last words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Now, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released an ad clearly detailing the injustice of that horrific incident.
The ad, featuring the slain Garner’s daughter, looks to show how much change is needed when it comes to America’s policing.
“My dad’s name is Eric Garner,” she says as quiet piano music plays in the background. “No one gets to see their parent’s last moments. I was able to see my dad die on national TV.”
[New York Daily News] Image via screen grab