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New Bernie Sanders Video Features Eric Garner Chokehold Footage

By Ben Fractenberg | February 11, 2016 7:07pm

MIDTOWN — A new Bernie Sanders campaign video released Thursday features Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner.

Garner narrated the video, which shows footage of her father being placed into a chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island as well as demonstrations after his death.

“I think we need to believe in a leader like Bernie Sanders,” Garner says in the video.

The video then fades into Sanders giving a speech about police abuse.

“It is not acceptable to me that we have seen young black men walk down streets in this country, be beaten and be killed unjustly,” Sanders says.

Garner then adds that there is “no other person that is speaking about this.” 

Sanders came under fire earlier in his campaign by some Black Lives Matter activists and community leaders for not focusing more on issues like criminal justice reform.