If Dante wasn’t your son, he’d be a candidate for a chokehold. And we’ve got to deal with that reality.

The Rev. AL SHARPTON, bluntly addressing New York City mayor Bill de Blasio during a City Hall meeting on Thursday.

Sharpton also addressed NYPD commissioner William Bratton: “ I also think, commissioner, that the best way to make police stop using illegal chokeholds is to perp-walk one of them that did… . It will send a lesson that 10 training sessions will not give them.”

(via the New York Daily News)

The issues within the NYPD that enable this degree of police brutality are obviously older than Bill de Blasio’s term as mayor (and he can’t magically fix structural racism alone) but he does need to act soon and send a strong message that he supports all of his citizens – the platform he ran on.

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