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Preachers rail at police at Eric Garner's funeral

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 00:55

Rev. Al Sharpton demands justice for the man who died after New York City police officers tried to subdue him. Linda So reports.

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Hundreds packed a Brooklyn church on Wednesday for the funeral of Eric Garner. Mourners demanded justice for the New York City man who died while resisting arrest as officers put him in a banned chokehold. As family and friends fanned themselves against the heat, the Reverend Al Sharpton railed at police. SOUNDBITE: REVEREND AL SHARPTON, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, SAYING: "You put him in a chokehold. The chokehold is illegal, but even if you lost your training memory, a man saying, 'I can't breathe.' When does your decency kick in? When does your morality kick in?" Police were arresting Garner last week on suspicion of selling out-of-state cigarettes on the street. His death prompting outrage after video recordings of his arrest went viral.

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Preachers rail at police at Eric Garner's funeral

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 00:55