It's been a difficult few weeks. Following the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, a depressingly similar outcome came in New York earlier this week. Eric Garner -- an unarmed black man killed by a police officer using an illegal choke hold -- did not get the justice he deserved, with a grand jury once again deciding against indicting the officer.
Protests have been going on in New York since news broke, and a few musical tributes have already been recorded. The latest artist to pay tribute to Eric Garner, and criticize the police force is Crooked I, who today releases a song with a title inspired by Garner's tragic last words-- "I Can't Breathe".
So what's a black mom tell her son
They might hate the mere sight of you
So no, I can't buy that pellet gun
They might try to Tamir Rice you
I guess the devil's job is never done
Respect the value of my life too
For me change may never come
'Cause I can't change into a white dude