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Community Activists Respond to Official Roundtable Regarding the Death of Eric Garner

by Kelsey Schappell

Kelsey Schappell, WFUV 

City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez said the NYPD has been overstepping its bounds lately.

"You don't put a pregnant woman in a chokehold. You do not put a man for supposedly selling ‘loosies’ in a chokehold," Mendez said at City Hall on Thursday.

Over the weekend, a pregnant Brooklyn woman was put into an apparent choke hold by police after they found her illegally grilling.

On July 17, Eric Garner died after being put in a similar hold by police as they arrested him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes.

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