- An ad for Bernie Sanders featuring the daughter of a man killed by police highlights criminal justice system abuses, says Cid Martinez
- Erica Garner is campaigning for Sanders in South Carolina
Cid Martinez is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of San Diego and author of the forthcoming book "The Neighborhood Has Its Own Rules: Latinos and African Americans in South Los Angeles." His work focuses on criminology, policing, religion, urban politics, immigration and race relations. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Last week, Bernie Sanders' campaign released a four-minute video ad featuring an endorsement from the daughter of Eric Garner, the New York man who was choked to death by New York City police officers. In the course of the ad, Erica Garner talked about her father's death as unjust and its effect on her and her young daughter.