Objectivity in journalism is getting difficult in the face of gross injustice.
And the NY Daily News wasn’t afraid to let readers know where they stand when it comes to the decision not to bring charges against a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer who strangled a 43-year-old grandfather to death on video.
Following the Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for killing Eric Garner, the publication chose this disturbing image for Thursday’s front page, complete with the caption, “WE CAN’T BREATHE.”
The refrain is a play on Garner’s last words. The father of six told police numerous times that he could not breathe, while Pantaleo held him in a chokehold that has been banned by the NYPD as a restraining practice.
What’s more is an editorial published in the paper stating the decision “has the earmarks of a gross miscarriage of justice.”
“The ruling is painfully far harder to understand than the Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict for the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson.”
But this cover, published by the New York Post, proves the “tale of two cities” cliché to be true.
For more on the non-indictment, click here.
SOURCE: NY Daily News | PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook/NY Daily News