‘I Can’t Breathe’ now a federal super PAC to support candidates that favor criminal justice reform

Eric Garner’s dying words are now the name of a federal super PAC.

The “I Can’t Breathe PAC” received the Federal Election Commission’s stamp of approval this week after New Yorker Tarik Mohamed, a visual communications strategist for Outfront Media and a volunteer for Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign, filed paperwork registering the group.

The super PAC is named to honor the man whose death in July while in New York City police custody — and captured on video — has sparked nationwideoutrage and protests.

Mohamed said he got the idea for the super PAC, which may raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to advocate for or against political candidates, while participating in a recent “die-in” in New York City’s Grand Central Station protesting police mistreatment of minorities.

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