Exclusive: Children of Eric Garner help spark U.S. debate on race

The children of Eric Garner spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of their father. Eric Garner Jr. said that while he’s faced some mild police harassment as a young black man growing up in New York, “the good cops get overlooked by the bad cops.” The decision by a Staten Island, New York grand jury not to bring charges in the Garner case has lead to protests across New York City.

He was my best friend. I’m going to miss the arguments — those things matter.

Eric Garner Jr.

The news comes less than two weeks after Ferguson, Missouri erupted in flames when a grand jury there failed to indict a white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Each death has raised questions and sparked outrage about the state of the relationship between law enforcement and the African American community.