Rev. Al Sharpton
The medical examiner’s office said a chokehold by police officer caused death of Staten Island man.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was on the defensive Friday evening, after allowing the Rev. Al Sharpton to come to City Hall and lay down the law about how policing should be handled in the wake of the police custody death of Eric Garner.
The Rev. Al Sharpton joined Eric Garner’s family members Friday for a closed-door meeting with officials from the civil rights division of the U.S. attorney’s office.
The Rev. Al Sharpton gave a passionate speech Wednesday evening, as friends, family members, and community leaders came together to remember Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who who died while in police custody after a struggle.
In an appeal from the pulpit, the Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding justice for the Staten Island man who died after an apparent police choke hold.
The Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders say they’ve had a “constructive” meeting about racial issues in the NBA with Commissioner Adam Silver.
L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being accused of making racially insensitive comments to his girlfriend in a recently published audio clip.
The group is holding its annual convention at a Times Square hotel. Some major traffic problems are expected in the area as a result of the president’s visit.
Although revelations that the Rev. Al Sharpton worked with the FBI surfaced this week, the topic came up in outtakes from a 2011 ’60 Minutes’ interview with Lesley Stahl.
Sharpton acknowledged Tuesday that he helped the feds investigate New York Mafia figures, even making secret recordings that appeared to help bring down a mob boss.
The Smoking Gun website said Monday that it obtained hundreds of pages of secret court filings and FBI memos providing new details about Sharpton’s relationship with the feds.
The Smoking Gun reported Monday that Sharpton recorded conversations with associates in the mob using a bugged briefcase.
Under the agreement, police won’t enter a store to investigate a report of shoplifting unless a store employee has called 911, creating a public record of the incident.
Playing before a crowd that included reporters and dignitaries in the ballroom of the Manhattan Midtown Hilton, the Democrat delivered a solid comedic performance by mocking his own tendency to be late and his goofy habit of making fun of himself.
Mayor de Blasio has called for a tax on New Yorkers earning at least $500,000 a year to fund universal pre-K and after-school programs.