Samuelsen: We will bear witness until justice is served

Statement of TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen on the Failure of the Grand Jury to Act in the Garner Case

We look forward to a federal investigation of this needless death of a member of the TWU family. There was clear visual evidence that Eric Garner posed no threat to the Police or anyone else when he was taken down for the most minor of offenses and then handcuffed while in an obvious state of respiratory arrest. To Eric Garner’s mother, a retired Train Operator, and to his sister, a TAS Bus Operator, I say, please do not despair. In federal court, in civil suit and in the next life we will bear witness until justice is served.