Statement on the Non-Indictment of Officer Pantaleo

The Safety Net Project stands in alliance with the Progressive Caucus and the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus of the New York City Council in denouncing the outcome of the Grand Jury in the case of Eric Garner.

As a ciy-wide advocate for low- and no-income New Yorkers, the Safety Net Project recognizes the inextricable link between poverty, race, institutionalized discrimination, and the hyper-aggressive presence of police in our communities of color.

We call on the de Blasio administration to immediately take steps to address the pervasive culture of brutality and seemingly-sanctioned human rights violations.

It is time for this city to prove that black and brown lives truly do matter.

Denise M. Miranda, Esq.
Managing Director
Safety Net Project