Eric Garner was a 43-year-old father of six and grandfather of two. The tall, 400-pound man, who was known around his Staten Island neighborhood as a "gentle giant" nicknamed "Big E," was approached Thursday outside a New York City store by a group of NYPD officers who accused him of selling contraband cigarettes. ?I didn?t do shit!? Garner can be seen telling cops in a video of the incident. ?I was just minding my own business."
?Every time you see me, you want to mess with me," he added. "I?m tired of it ... Please just leave me alone!?