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<p>Staten Islanders rallied from the Mount Sinai Center to the 120th Precinct to demand justice for NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner. The Rev. Al Sharpton announced an Aug. 23 1 p.m. march across the Verrazano Bridge. Visit nationalactionnetwork.net for details. (Khorri Atkinson photo)</p>

Staten Islanders rallied from the Mount Sinai Center to the 120th Precinct to demand justice for NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner. The Rev. Al Sharpton announced an Aug. 23 1 p.m. march across the Verrazano Bridge. Visit nationalactionnetwork.net for details. (Khorri Atkinson photo)

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Staten Islanders demand real justice for Eric Garner

Last Thursday night at the Central Family Life Center, what started as a five-person panel to educate the neighborhood on their legal and civil rights escalated into the audience challenging one another and their hosts from the NAACP to initiate direct change and stop relying on rhetorical devices and speeches.

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Eric Garner case highlights schism between cops and community

Each day brings new developments in the death of Eric Garner. Last Friday, the city’s medical examiner announced that Garner’s death resulted from a chokehold, something that was evident from the cellphone video of the encounter.