Detroit police removed a group of protesters that criticized Bill de Blasio's handling of police brutality as well as protesters from an immigrants' rights group.
The decision came one day before the fifth anniversary of Garner's death and the deadline for the federal government to file charges against the officer.
As officer interactions with black and Hispanic Americans are increasingly captured on film, courts still aren't ruling against police.
Author Paul Butler employs the chokehold—the maneuver as well as the metaphor—as, in his words, "a way of understanding how American inequality is imposed."
It's been used too often as a reason to approach and penalize people engaged in non-violent misdemeanors.