Indiana Officer Asked to Stop Selling `Divisive’ Shirts

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP)- Three South Bend city council members want a police officer to stop selling T-shirts that are a response to protests over a New York City man's chokehold death.

Members of the Notre Dame women's basketball team wore T-shirts prior to a weekend game reading “I can't breathe'' that reference the last words of a black man who died during an arrest in New York City after a white police officer placed him in a chokehold.

Mishawaka Police officer Jason Barthel began selling T-shirts at a store he owns this week with the message “Breathe easy, don't break the law'' in response to the Notre Dame protest.

The South Bend Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1xre2h0 ) three Common Council members want Barthel to stop selling those shirts, saying they send a “divisive message.'' 

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  Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com