By Matt Taibbi
On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in manhattan urban after a police officer placed him in what has been defined as a "chokehold" in the course of an arrest for promoting "loosies," or unmarried cigarettes. the ultimate moments of his existence have been captured on video and noticeable by means of hundreds of thousands, sparking a world sequence of protests that equipped into the transformative "Black Lives topic" circulation. Weeks after Garner's demise, big apple urban cops have been killed through a tender black guy from Maryland, in what he claimed was once revenge for Garner's loss of life. these killings in flip ended in police protests, clashes with New York's new liberal mayor, and an eventual paintings slow-down.
Matt Taibbi, bestselling writer and “the most sensible polemic journalist in the USA” explores the roots and aftermath of Eric Garner’s dying and tells a compelling tale of the crime, the grand jury, the media circus, the homicide of the police, and the protests from each aspect. the result's a riveting paintings of literary journalism that breaks new floor and offers a masterful narrative of city the US, the perversion of its policing and a super exam of the racial tensions that threaten to rip it apart.