#CrimingWhileWhite: White People Confess to Crimes They’ve Gotten Away With After Eric Garner Outrage 

The hashtag continues to trend on Twitter after a grand jury cleared the officer who killed Garner.

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Wednesday night, amid the outrage over a grand jury’s decision not to indict the New York City police officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner after using a banned choke hold, a hashtag was created that showed just how unequal the justice system is for black people in comparison with white people.

#CrimingWhileWhite was created by Jason Ross, a writer for The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, after he tweeted about escaping punishment for a serious crime:

https://twitter.com/jasonjross/status/540259742073909248

As the hashtag gained popularity, it gave the world a polarizing look at the fact that yes, there are things that are just about race. And for the trolls and naysayers who come to a black website to spout their white-hooded rhetoric, save your comments for Stormfront.

Take a look at some of the incidents and perspectives shared by people on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Sifill_LDF/status/540417129606955009https://twitter.com/Cecilyk/status/540299186051485697https://twitter.com/MarkAgee/status/540278334249107456https://twitter.com/JillFilipovic/status/540366782708875264https://twitter.com/DrJasonJohnson/status/540358139045220352

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