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I Can't Breathe: The Killing that Started a Movement

I Can't Breathe: The Killing that Started a Movement (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Taibbi, Matt

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in New York City after a police officer put him in what has been described as a chokehold during an arrest for selling loosies, or single cigarettes. The final moments of his life were captured on video and seen by millions, sparking an internat...ional series of protests that built into the transformative Black Lives Matter movement. Weeks after Garner's death, two New York City police officers were killed by a young black man from Maryland, in what he claimed was revenge for Garner's death. Those killings in turn led to police protests, clashes with New York's new liberal mayor, and an eventual work slow-down. Matt Taibbi, bestselling author and the best polemic journalist in America explores the roots and aftermath of Eric Garner's death and tells a compelling story of the crime, the grand jury, the media circus, the murder of the police, and the protests from every side. The result is a riveting work of literary journalism that breaks new ground and provides a masterful narrative of urban America, the perversion of its policing and a brilliant examination of the racial tensions that threaten to tear it apart.
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ISBN 9780753548660
Released NZ 13 Nov 2017
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780753548660
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint W H Allen
Released 13 Nov 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Taibbi, Matt
Category Multicultural Studies
Crime & Criminology
Police & Security Services
Demonstrations & Protest Movements
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 305.800973
Weight 358g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Violent deaths - New York State - New York, Police-community relations - United States, Police - New York State - New York, Police in mass media, African Americans - Social conditions - 21st century - New York State - New York
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly