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The Rev. Al Sharpton, second from right, walks with former New York Gov. David Paterson, second from left, and Gwen Carr, right, mother of Eric Garner, as they arrive before a march to protest the death of Eric Garner, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The afternoon rally and march was led by Sharpton and relatives of Garner, who died July 17 after a New York Police Department officer took him to the ground with a banned tactic in a confrontation captured on video. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) **FILE**

The Rev. Al Sharpton, second from right, walks with former New York Gov. David Paterson, second from left, and Gwen Carr, right, mother of Eric Garner, as they arrive before a march to protest the death of Eric Garner, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The afternoon rally and march was led by Sharpton and relatives of Garner, who died July 17 after a New York Police Department officer took him to the ground with a banned tactic in a confrontation captured on video. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) **FILE**

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