G-Unit leader 50 Cent, Action Bronson, Pusha T, Smoke DZA and more hip-hop artists have come forward with their reactions to a New York grand jury not indicting police for killing Eric Garner last summer.
50 compared the situation to slain teen Mike Brown‘s shooter being let off the hook last month.
Check out the other reactions right here…
New York rappers Action Bronson and Smoke DZA also reacted to the verdict on social media.
Disgusting news, again.
— BLUE CHIPS 7000 (@ActionBronson) December 3, 2014
This Eric Garner Verdict is disheartening
— Smoke DZA (@smokedza) December 3, 2014
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) December 3, 2014
According to reports, a Staten Island jury reached its decision Wednesday (December 3).
The decision was reached after months of testimony, including from the officer who used the chokehold, Daniel Pantaleo. The grand jury reached its decision less than two weeks after a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., declined to bring charges against a white officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. (New York Times)
Despite killing Garner, the jury did not believe officers committed a crime.
In delivering a vote of “no true bill,” jurors determined there was not probable cause that a crime was committed by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was seen on a widely watched amateur video wrapping his arm around Garner’s neck as the 43-year-old yelled, “I can’t breathe!” during the July 17 confrontation. Garner, who had been stopped by Pantaleo and several other NYPD officers, including two sergeants, on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, was pronounced dead at a hospital. (NBC New York)
Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy posted up a caption-less screenshot of the jury’s decision onto his Instagram page.