Several rappers and entertainment industry figures have responded to no charges being brought against Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who was shown on video choking Eric Garner. Garner died as a result of Pantaleo’s actions and Garner’s death was ruled a homicide.

“The message has been sent over and over…black lives don’t matter. #EricGarner #MikeBrown #TrayvonMartin #OscarGrant #JohnCrawford….” Rapsody wrote on Twitter today (December 3).

Mistah F.A.B. posted on Instagram about the ruling. “Y’all better strap up!! It’s a WAR going on Us against THEM!!!!! Except they can get away with murder!!!! We go out a MARTRY You a victim or a suspect???? Another one like the other MODERN DAY LYNCHING After a few protest,riots, burned down business BLACKS will settle down… But they ain’t Gon feel it till they feel it IS IT A RACE THING OF COURSE IT IS WHITE PRIVILEGE VS BLACK OPPRESSION How many more??????” he said.

DJ House Shoes sent a series a tweets about the finding. “#thenewblack will be murdered by the police just like the old. @Pharrell,” read one, while another was, “This is not a time for prayer.”

Lupe Fiasco said that people need to turn the attention on themselves. “You cannot casually celebrate your own demise in the club then hit the streets/tweets expecting justice from a system that benefits from it,” the Chicago rapper wrote on Twitter.

Pantaleo responded to the Grand Jury not bringing charges against him.

“I became a police officer to help people and to protect those who can’t protect themselves,” Pantaleo says in a statement that was published by ABC News. “It is never my intention to harm anyone and I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Garner. My family and I include him and his family in our prayers and I hope that they will accept my personal condolences for their loss.”

The tweets from Lupe Fiasco, Rapsody, Mistah F.A.B., DJ House Shoes, ABC News and others are as follows:



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