December 21, 2014 7:00 am -

A rally to support New York Police in the wake of Eric Garner’s death mocked his last words with “I Can Breathe” t-shirts. The Daily Mail reports:[su_center_ad]

Facing off against the 200 people crying for justice for Eric Garner, they shouted: ‘don’t resist arrest’.

It comes after an Indiana police officer caused outraged offering t-shirts for sale with the legend ‘Breathe Easy: Don’t break the law’ on the front.

The t-shirts were produced by Corporal Jason Barthel of the City of Mishawaka Police in Indiana who owns and operates the South Bend Uniform Company.

The t-shirts, which cost from $7.95 are seen as a play on the final words of Eric Garner who died after being restrained by the New York Police Department.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5 responses to Police Supporters Mock Eric Garner: ‘I Can Breathe’

  1. rg9rts December 21st, 2014 at 7:19 am

    As I said on the gothamist….Brownshirts NYC style

  2. mea_mark December 21st, 2014 at 9:33 am

    And this is why the police are continuing to lose even more respect. It’s like they want a fight with the public. Officers putting themselves on parade like this should be fired for causing more problems and making the job more dangerous for those that aren’t so cold and callous and want to help the community. The police need to police themselves and clean up their act or things are just going to continue to get worse. They’re acting like arrogant bullies, get rid of them.

  3. Carla Akins December 21st, 2014 at 11:14 am


  4. Mephistophiles December 22nd, 2014 at 5:58 am

    They can breathe… but two cops can’t… because one black man can’t. Who wins?

  5. Candide Thirtythree December 23rd, 2014 at 7:17 am

    That is sick as hell!!