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Death Of Eric Garner is a creation by the artist Jared Christopher Martin. Category Construction, Street, Expressionism, Anger, Political, Digital art, Miscellaneous. Who cared about the anonymous fat man standing on a corner in the…

Death Of Eric Garner

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Who cared about the anonymous fat man standing on a corner in the Staten island borough of New York city selling bootleg cigarettes – a ubiquitous tout who had just gone against form and operated as a peacemaker to break up a street fight and hold the bar for law and order until the real peacemakers could arrive – and put him in a choke hold for selling state secrets or nuclear codes or heroin laced with flesh eating bacteria – none of the above - untaxed cigarettes – whatever . . At the edge of a gathering crowd an unseen cell phone silently films five Kevlar vested officers edging around a mountainous felon named Eric Garner then swarming him like jackals moving in oiled precision - immediately an illegal chokehold is applied – no second thoughts - just drop the big guy and slam his head on the concrete and keep choking him until he stops screaming “I can’t breathe’ - until resistance is gone and the threat is over. Somewhere in this time sequence the big man expires. The video shows Garner pressed to the ground until Paramedics arrive and a female hand with a blue kitchen glove snakes into the picture and feels briefly for a pulse. No one gives CPR or emergency oxygen. More police rise from the pavement like myrmidons to confiscate a child’s bicycle before it could be turned into dangerous weapon. The body is carted to a waiting ambulance and the video stops. I believe in the role of police in a society but I’m not proud to be in the same pew with the people who escalated an implausibly silly confrontation into a violent death. The badges and guns were taken away and the officers face judicial review - maybe they’ll be asked to take a course in crisis psychology to dilute the roistering-chimps-with-guns-culture that occasionally characterizes Police. Garner was buried a week ago and the candles and home made signs cleared away from the sidewalk where he died. Apologies to the broken people in the destroyed family. Now that your fifteen minutes in public hell are over the real pain can begin.

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Equipment camera, computer, printer
Technical photo elements composited, and detailed, PS manipulation, printed and finished in encaustic - size is 60 X 48 .
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Uploaded 3 August 2014 at 04:34pm
Created 3 August 2014 at 12:00am
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Selected by editors 5 August 2014 at 02:55pm
Selected Excellence 5 August 2014 at 02:55pm
Award for the jury selection 6 August 2014 at 07:25am
Artscore selection 26 August 2014 at 08:12am
Award for artists selection 3 August 2014 at 04:34pm
Selected social networks with 4 shares 21 January 2017 at 03:15am
Selected Visa 3 August 2014 at 11:46pm

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Yucel Basoglu avatar
Yucel Basoglu BEAUTIFUL!
3 August 2014 at 07:14pm
Paul Surdulescu avatar
Paul Surdulescu A sad ade moving history. Beautiful work.
3 August 2014 at 07:25pm
Irca Caplikas avatar
Irca Caplikas impressive
3 August 2014 at 07:34pm
Katia Chausheva avatar
Katia Chausheva ...
3 August 2014 at 07:39pm
Michaela Sibi avatar
Michaela Sibi great image, sad story.
3 August 2014 at 09:34pm
Anonymous avatar
Anonymous sad but true, hats off fot the compo
3 August 2014 at 09:36pm
Jean Heydon avatar
Jean Heydon Really a masterpiece Jared;.Congratulations!
3 August 2014 at 11:27pm
Just Mary avatar
Just Mary great photo for a sad story
4 August 2014 at 01:35am
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Hengki Koentjoro Painful
4 August 2014 at 07:04am
Abi Katon avatar
Abi Katon Tremendous!
4 August 2014 at 08:38am
James A Crawford avatar
James A Crawford Jared, Outstanding piece. My desire is to see the original as I believe the true details are missed through this media. I am very impressed by your social content.
4 August 2014 at 04:09pm
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Sabine Anna Sirey Excellent comme toujours ...
4 August 2014 at 06:15pm
Egon Kronschnabel avatar
Egon Kronschnabel An incredibly sad story.
And all this is reflected in your image.
This is great art.
4 August 2014 at 06:46pm
Cees Maas avatar
Cees Maas Great work, painfull proces, brave artist!
4 August 2014 at 07:31pm
Alessandro Rovelli avatar
Alessandro Rovelli Incredible, fantastic Work...Congrats Jared!
7 August 2014 at 03:49pm
Maria Frodl avatar
Maria Frodl !
7 August 2014 at 05:51pm
David Almajano Maestro avatar
David Almajano Maestro Brilliant!
I like the relief that is created
10 September 2014 at 03:22pm

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