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Eric Garner: Knicks star Stoudemire criticizes NYPD over death

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In terms of reacting to the uproar from the recent atrocities in Ferguson, Missouri, it has been NBA players that have been leading the way when it comes to commenting on the Michael Brown ruling.

While not revealing their thoughts on whether or not white police officer Darren Wilson should have been found guilty of killing unarmed black man Michael Brown, both Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have aired their views on the protesting in Ferguson, Missouri.

But now, there might just be a new and even more public controversial death of an unarmed black man that has caught the attention. That's right, the death of Eric Garner has sparked protests across New York after police officer Daniel Pantaleo was found not guilty, despite using an illegal chokehold that suffocated Garner.

And it's this horrific incident, which can be seen on YouTube, that has angered New York Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire so much that he spoke out after the Knicks defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. Stoudemire says he would have liked to protest in New York as well, while he had some harsh but fair words for the police department in New York.

"We have to be more conscientious of what the law enforcement's job is, and that's to protect and serve. Those two words are very strong when you think about that," Stoudemire explained.

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"Your first job is to protect, and your second job is to serve. Obviously it's not happening that way. So we've got to figure out a way to create a better economic unity for all of the have-nots."

Echoing the thoughts of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James before him, both of whom who criticized the Michael Brown shooting incident, Stoudemire says the situation is not something that should be simply swept under the carpet. Rather, the Knicks star feels the public, both black and white, should be alarmed.

"I think it's something that's, it's very alarming in our country as far as that's concerned," Stoudemire added.

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