NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York City grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man, sparking outrage and protests on Wednesday, and the U.S. Justice Department said it would investigate the incident.
Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, was accused of illegally selling cigarettes on July 17 when police officers tackled him and put him in a chokehold. Police said he had been resisting arrest. The city’s medical examiner previously ruled the death a homicide.
#EricGarner protesters snaking through midtown Manhattan ending up back in #TimesSquare. 44th St. is blocked
NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar demonstrated
broad-based strength on Wednesday, bolstered by more upbeat
comments on the U.S. economy by a Federal Reserve official ahead
of a European Central Bank meeting that may result in more
monetary easing measures.
The euro fell to a fresh 27-month low, the dollar
strengthened toward 120 yen and the U.S. dollar index, which
measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, hit its
highest level in over 5-1/2 years.