daughter of man slain on Staten Island by the NYPD says that comments she about Rev. Al Sharpton were taken out of context
Erica Garner, the daughter of slain Staten Island man Eric Garner, says that the statements released by several news outlets including The New York Post, were inaccurate when they quoted her stance on Rev. Al. Sharpton, saying he was “all about the money”.
In an exclusive statement released through NewsOne.com, The daughter of the man choked to death by the NYPD says that her comments were,
“taken out of context, edited and released to partisan outlets for nefarious reasons.”
See the rest of the statement below where Garner also plugs the new foundation she created in her father’s memory to continue her own community activism.
On February 24, 2015, The New York Post released a story claiming that Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner believes that Reverend Al Sharpton of the National Action Network (NAN) is “all about the money” and only wants his face in the front of issues. In response to those fraudulent claims, Erica has released the following statement:
“It is unfortunate that the New York Post and James O’Keefe have taken a moment of reflection and mourning as an opportunity to sow discord and confusion among a peaceful and unified movement. The comments were taken out of context, edited and released to partisan outlets for nefarious reasons. Reverend Sharpton, Cynthia Davis, and NAN are greatly appreciated in their assistance in helping me to fight for justice in my father’s murder. O’Keefe and the Post do not represent the kind type of dialogue that I am trying to engage in, nor does that article reflect my feelings towards the Reverend and National Action Network.
“To make sure that partisan hit-men like Mr. O’Keefe and bottom feeders can no longer impede progress to racial harmony and equality I would like to announce the foundation that I have started with the help of like-minded community partners, The Garner’s Way foundation. With this foundation I will fight to engage communities all over the world in this struggle through, political awareness, music, arts and community activism. Your support in the fight is desperately needed all donations can be made at www.garnerwayfoundation.com
“The Garner Way Foundation, aims to engage communities all over the world in social justice issues through, political awareness, music, arts and activism.”
-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)