Jordan Neely was ‘screaming for help’, Al Sharpton says in funeral eulogy

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Veteran civil rights activist says ‘what happened to Jordan was a crime’ as mourners gather to remember man, 30, killed on subway

Friends, family members and civil rights leaders gathered at a Harlem church on Friday to mourn Jordan Neely, who was killed when passengers restrained him on the New York subway rail system, including one who used a chokehold, setting off a fresh debate about vigilantism, homelessness, racism and public safety in the city.

Neely, 30, a former Michael Jackson impersonator who had been struggling with mental illness and lacking housing in recent years, died on 1 May when a fellow subway rider pinned him to the floor of a subway car in a chokehold that lasted several minutes.

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