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`I Can`t Breathe`: New book looks at surprising story behind Eric Garner’s death

Posted: 11:14 AM, Oct 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-24 11:14:27-04

"I can`t breathe" are among the chilling last words of Eric Garner captured on video while an NYPD officer held him in a chokehold.

Garner later died and the officer was not indicted. The story which began on Bay Street in Staten Island sparked protests nationwide. Writer Matt Taibbi gives a an in-depth look at who Eric Garner was. In the book, "I Can`t Breathe," Taibbi returns to Bay Street to interview Garner`s family, friends and rivals.

The book is currently online and in stores.

Taibbi will be appearing at two discussions in the NYC area:

Thursday, Oct. 26
6 -  8:30 p.m.
Random House Big Ideas Night
In conversation with Chris Jackson, Q&A, signing
Location: Random House, 1745 Broadway NY, NY 10019

Wednesday, Nov. 1
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m

Greenlight Bookstore at St. Joseph’s College
In conversation with Touré, Q&A, signing
Location: St Joseph’s College 245 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205