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

I can't breathe : a killing on Bay Street, Matt Taibbi, (electronic resource)

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I can't breathe : a killing on Bay Street
Title
I can't breathe
Title remainder
a killing on Bay Street
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Matt Taibbi
Title variation
I cannot breathe
Title variation remainder
a killing on Bay Street
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eng
Summary
A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police-from the bestselling author of The Divide "[A] searing expose ... What emerges from the author's superb reporting and vivid writing is a tragically revealing look at a broken criminal justice system geared to serve white citizens while often overlooking or ignoring the rights of others."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 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. "Richly reported and evocative ... a vivid folk history that should prove useful to anyone who seeks to understand the world Eric Garner inhabited, not just progressives."-Jill Leovy, bestselling author of Ghettoside
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
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10596997
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YDX
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363.2/3089
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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adult
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a killing on Bay Street
Label
I can't breathe : a killing on Bay Street, Matt Taibbi, (electronic resource)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3255217
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on1007559083
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unknown
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First edition.
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780812988864
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
90479199-6DC3-4150-9C58-D83066C2DE6A
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(OCoLC)1007559083
Label
I can't breathe : a killing on Bay Street, Matt Taibbi, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3255217
Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1007559083
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812988864
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
90479199-6DC3-4150-9C58-D83066C2DE6A
System control number
(OCoLC)1007559083

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