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Rev. Al Sharpton leads calls for justice in NYPD chokehold death
Rev. Al Sharpton leads calls for justice in NYPD chokehold death

The Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday "there is no justification" for the series of events that led to the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed New York City man who was allegedly placed in a chokehold by police officers earlier this week. Flanked by the 43-year-old Staten Island man's wife and mother, Sharpton told a packed crowd in Harlem that he had spoken with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton and demanded a thorough, impartial investigation. The Sharpton event was the first of several public events protesting Garner's death. “After you look at the video and the use of this chokehold, which is against departmental...

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