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The Sentiment In New York Captured In A 25-Second Audio Clip

Benjamin Carr, stepfather of Eric Garner, leaves the district attorney's office after a grand jury's decision not to indict a New York police officer involved in Garner's death on Wednesday in Staten Island.
John Minchillo AP
Benjamin Carr, stepfather of Eric Garner, leaves the district attorney's office after a grand jury's decision not to indict a New York police officer involved in Garner's death on Wednesday in Staten Island.

We've written a lot about the emotions that poured out on to the streets of U.S. cities and across the Internet when a grand jury in Staten Island declined to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner.

There is one piece of tape, however, that sticks with us. It comes from NPR member station WNYC and in 25 seconds, it captures the anger, the desperation, the resolve to keep things peaceful in New York.

On the tape you'll hear Benjamin Carr, Eric Garner's stepfather trying to calm a protester who pleads, "What's the future for me? For my son, for my child?"

Listen:

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