Rev. Al Sharpton demands justice for arrest death of SI man

Posted: July 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

In a sermon on July 20, 2014, the Rev. Al Sharpton demanded justice for the arrest death of Eric Garner. (Photo: Ken Evseroff/PIX11) In a sermon on July 20, 2014, the Rev. Al Sharpton demanded justice for the arrest death of Eric Garner. (Photo: Ken Evseroff/PIX11)

NEW YORK (AP) — In an appeal from the pulpit, a preacher is demanding justice for a man who died after an apparent police chokehold.

The Rev. Al Sharpton also said Sunday that citizens who kill police officers should be held accountable.

Sharpton spoke at Manhattan’s Riverside Church three days after the death of Eric Garner on a Staten Island street.

The officer linked to the chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge.

The black activist said it was equally wrong for a New Jersey man to fatally shoot an officer last week. The man’s loved ones said he should have killed more officers.

Garner’s struggle with a group of officers was recorded on video showing the father of five repeatedly telling police he couldn’t…

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