An Indiana uniform company is responding to the “I Can’t Breathe” shirts that star athletes and protesters have been wearing following the death of Eric Garner by an NYPD officer with a t-shirt of their own.
South Bend Uniform Company is currently selling “Breathe Easy” shirts, reports RTV6. The black t-shirts with white text feature “Breathe Easy” written at the top, followed by an illustration of a police badge and then the words “Don’t Break The Law.”
According to the company’s website, it is owned and operated by Corporal Jason Barthel of the Mishawaka Police Department.
The new t-shirt came shortly after the Notre Dame women’s basketball team donned “I Can’t Breathe” shirts while warming up for their game Saturday.
After receiving negative feedback via social media, the uniform company posted an explanation for the t-shirts on their Facebook page.
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