After the monumental protest that took place on December 13th in New York, more than 100 people gathered in the city streets yesterday night and mocked the “I Can’t Breathe” slogan, used to honor Eric Garner, with “I Can Breathe” t-shirts – and all in support of the NYPD.
Daily Mail reports:
Facing off against the 200 people crying for justice for Eric Garner, they shouted: ‘don’t resist arrest’.
It comes after an Indiana police officer caused outraged offering t-shirts for sale with the legend ‘Breathe Easy: Don’t break the law’ on the front.
The t-shirts were produced by Corporal Jason Barthel of the City of Mishawaka Police in Indiana who owns and operates the South Bend Uniform Company.
The t-shirts, which cost from $7.95 are seen as a play on the final words of Eric Garner who died after being restrained by the New York Police Department.
More than 100 t-shirts have already been sold. The president of South Bend Uniform Company stated:
We believe that people should be able to breathe easy no matter what they’re doing. Police should not take the right to breathe into their own hands. It has a strong message to people to let them know that justice is not fair. People need the right to be able to breathe easy no matter where we are in life and the justice system should be the ones to deal with that, not just the police officers.
This is disrespectful on an entirely different level.
SOURCE: Daily Mail | PHOTO CREDIT: Splash