- Posted July 18, 2014 by
Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island incident ends with death, NYPD blamed
A man is dead after a series of events happened in a neighborhood called Tompkinsville on Staten Island, New York. The NYPD is being blamed by some based on a video that showed part of the story with cries of police brutality and racism. I have already said my piece in the story so I will give you the link of the original news report provided by the local paper, the Staten Island Advance.
(Sorry, I see the link got cut off and did not show as a link. Try to paste both lines below as one line into your browser.)
If the link still does not work, use a search engine for:
Eric Garner Staten Island police silive
I tried linking to the one with the most comments from Staten Islanders.
I have not seen this picked up by larger networks like CNN, MSNBC or FOX yet but I have seen some other news sources leave out details focusing solely on the video. The link above will have FULL details on the entire chain of events starting from the fight Mr. Garner tried to break up to his death.
Also bear in mind some people do not know the details of Staten Island such as:
- how much crime of what type happens in which areas.
- what is the difference between actual Staten Island culture and what is portrayed on TV.
- how the Island is different from other New York City boroughs.
Make your own mind up, I have my beliefs already though this is not the place I try to share them after my first iReport.
EDIT - Now Al Sharpton is reported to be coming to Staten Island.
There is also an interesting article comparing this to a similar incident from 1994.