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Just one day after the grand jury decision to not indict Daniel Panteleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, his widow, Esaw Snipes-Garner spoke out on CBS.
Snipes-Garner said she doesn’t think she’ll ever accept an apology from Pantaleo.
“He was somebody that I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with, raise my grandchildren, and he’s no longer here and we need justice for this. Somebody needs to pay,” Snipes-Garner told CBS News.
She was joined on CBS THIS MORNING by Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, and National Action Network President Rev. Al Sharpton.
Asked by Gayle King if she thought she’d ever accept an apology from the officer who put her husband in the chokehold that contributed to his death, Snipes-Garner told CBS, “Honestly, I’ll be honest, no. No. Because he’s gone.”
Garner’s widow told King, “It’s been really hard since July 17. I’m just trying to, you know, make sure that his death is not in vain. That, you know, it makes a change for my sons as well as sons and brothers and fathers and grandchildren of other people that may be victim like I was a victim. I didn’t choose to be a victim. This is something that happened. I didn’t expect when my husband left me that morning that I would never see him again.”