Modal close

Hi there,

You trust Democracy Now! to bring you the news stories and global headlines you won't find anywhere else. But did you know that Democracy Now! never accepts money from advertisers, corporate underwriters or governments? This allows us to maintain the editorial independence you rely on—but it also means we need your help. Right now a generous supporter will TRIPLE every donation to Democracy Now!, meaning your gift can go three times as far. Please do your part. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else. Thank you so much!
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.


NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Won’t Say If Eric Garner’s Killer Should Be Fired

HeadlineJul 18, 2019

Ahead of Wednesday’s protest, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to commit to firing Pantaleo. The mayor was questioned by Ebro Darden of the radio station Hot 97.

Ebro Darden: “Are you going to fire Officer Pantaleo?”

Mayor Bill de Blasio: “Ebro, I’m going to be real with you. There is a law that determines, first, everyone gets due process. You would want it. I would want it. Everyone gets it. Second, by state law, that is the police commissioner’s decision. I have faith that he is a person who has really worked hard to make this a city that’s fair.”

Ebro Darden: “But you’re his boss.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio: “Again, I’m following the law, and I want to be clear about it. I’m not prejudging. I’m not assuming. There’s going to be a decision next month.”

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop