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The Life And Death Of Eric Garner

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner was stopped by New York City police officers for selling cigarettes. One of the officers placed Garner in a choke hold that killed him. The entire encounter was captured on cell phone video that went viral. Matt Taibbi, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, discusses Eric Garner’s life and death and talks about the factors that led to the tragedy. His deeply-reported new book about the incident is “I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street” (Spiegel & Grau).