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#Crimingwhilewhite hashtag goes viral on Twitter after decision in Eric Garner case

Demonstrators march in Times Square late Wednesday, Dec.

Demonstrators march in Times Square late Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, to protest a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner. Photo Credit: AP / Seth Wenig

A Staten Island grand jury's decision not to bring criminal charges against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the Eric Garner case sparked a conversation on social media about perceived unequal treatment by police.

Users who began sharing stories using the hashtag #Crimingwhilewhite described what they claimed were examples of lenient treatment by police.

The unverified claims were used to discuss perceived difference in how Americans are treated by law enforcement.

Read some of the tweets by clicking on the link above.

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