Sunday, June 5, 2016

Al Sharpton Criticizes NYPD's Response To Death Of Staten Island Teen: Gothamist

By Gothamist, June 04, 2016 
Yesterday, police refuted reports that 16-year-old Dayshen McKenzie's death was a racially-motivated hate crime, insisting that in fact it was gang-related, and McKenzie died due to a preexisting health condition. Speaking from the pulpit at the National Action Network headquarters in Harlem today, Reverend Al Sharpton was critical of that response, and demanded a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the teen's death.

"This investigation needs to be conducted in a way that the community can have confidence," Sharpton said. "We just saw what happened when a grand jury had a videotape of Eric Garner on Staten Island."

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