Last week, a group of St. Louis Rams players did the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture before a game against Oakland.
That was in support of the Ferguson, Mo., protestors.
On Saturday, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was the latest professional athlete to take a stand.
Rose took part in warmups before a game against Golden State wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt. That’s a reference to Eric Garner and the decision by a grand jury in Staten Island, N.Y., not to indict police officer Daniel Pantoleo in Garner’s choking death.
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In a video of the incident, in which Pantoleo put Garner in a chokehold, Garner says, “I can’t breathe” and went into cardiac arrest. He later died. The medical examiner’s office ruled his death a homicide.
Here is Rose:
The reaction was favorable:
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