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The Resource I can't breathe : a killing on Bay Street, Matt Taibbi

I can't breathe : a killing on Bay Street, Matt Taibbi

Label
I can't breathe : a killing on Bay Street
Title
I can't breathe
Title remainder
a killing on Bay Street
Statement of responsibility
Matt Taibbi
Title variation
I cannot breathe
Title variation remainder
a killing on Bay Street
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man named Eric Garner died on a Staten Island sidewalk after a police officer put him in what has been described as an illegal chokehold during an arrest for selling bootleg cigarettes. The final moments of Garner's life were captured on video and seen by millions. His agonized last words, 'I can't breathe,' became a rallying cry for the nascent Black Lives Matter protest movement. A grand jury ultimately declined to indict the officer who wrestled Garner to the pavement. Matt Taibbi's deeply reported retelling of these events liberates Eric Garner from the abstractions of newspaper accounts and lets us see the man in full--with all his flaws and contradictions intact. A husband and father with a complicated personal history, Garner was neither villain nor victim, but a fiercely proud individual determined to do the best he could for his family, bedeviled by bad luck, and ultimately subdued by forces beyond his control. In America, no miscarriage of justice exists in isolation, of course, and in I Can't Breathe Taibbi also examines the conditions that made this tragedy possible. Featuring vivid vignettes of life on the street and inside our Kafkaesque court system, Taibbi's kaleidoscopic account illuminates issues around policing, mass incarceration, the underground economy, and racial disparity in law enforcement. No one emerges unsullied, from the conservative district attorney who half-heartedly prosecutes the case to the progressive mayor caught between the demands of outraged activists and the foot-dragging of recalcitrant police officials. A masterly narrative of urban America and a scathing indictment of the perverse incentives built into our penal system, I Can't Breathe drills down into the particulars of one case to confront us with the human cost of our broken approach to dispensing criminal justice"--Book jacket
Summary
On July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man named Eric Garner died on a Staten Island sidewalk after a police officer put him in what has been described as an illegal chokehold during an arrest for selling bootleg cigarettes. The final moments of Garner’s life were captured on video and seen by millions. His agonized last words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry for the nascent Black Lives Matter protest movement
Storyline
Tone
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10596997
Cataloging source
YDX
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Taibbi, Matt
Dewey number
363.2
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8148.N52
LC item number
T35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Garner, Eric
  • Police brutality
  • Racial profiling in law enforcement
  • Police brutality
  • Discrimination in law enforcement
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Racial profiling in law enforcement
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a killing on Bay Street
Label
I can't breathe : a killing on Bay Street, Matt Taibbi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Life and death on Bay Street. Ibrahim ; Pinky ; Pedro ; John ; George ; Jewel ; Numbers ; Eric -- Part II. The perpetual injustice machine. Erica ; Dan ; Carmen ; Jimmy ; Daniel ; Ramsey ; Ibrahim ; Erica
Control code
000060991032
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780812988840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961006277
Label
I can't breathe : a killing on Bay Street, Matt Taibbi
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Life and death on Bay Street. Ibrahim ; Pinky ; Pedro ; John ; George ; Jewel ; Numbers ; Eric -- Part II. The perpetual injustice machine. Erica ; Dan ; Carmen ; Jimmy ; Daniel ; Ramsey ; Ibrahim ; Erica
Control code
000060991032
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780812988840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961006277

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