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New York, New York / Police Choke Hold #1129395

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 01, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Anne Thompson) The restraint and death of Eric Garner† reported; dismissal of the officer seen doing the choke hold and suspension of four medical respondents mentioned; condolence letter sent by the NYPD quoted; details given of Garner’s asthma, obesity, and heart disease; scenes shown of the mourning family, the African-American community’s rally against police subduing black suspects, activists with Garner’s widow, and advertisement featuring Mayor Bill de Blasio’s† son. [MSNBC host Rev. Al SHARPTON††- says if Dante wasn’t the Mayor’s son, he would be a candidate for choke hold.] [NYPD Commissioner William J. BRATTON††- says the whole police department and specifically those working on streets would be retrained.]

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne

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