Family of New York Man Killed by Police Warn Al Sharpton to Stay Away

The family of an African American man killed by a rookie New York cop warned MSNBC race hustler Al Sharpton to stay away from them in their time of grief. It is refreshing to see an African American family telling huckster and sensationalist Al Sharpton to get lost like this.

The arrogance of Sharpton was galling, here. The family says he schedule himself to speak a eulogy at the man’s funereal. The family was incensed that all on his own hook he decided to intrude on their ceremony.

The family of New Yorker Akai Gurley has a warning for MSNBC host Al Sharpton: stay away.

The 28-year-old African-American was shot on Nov. 20 by New York City Police Officer Peter Liang in the stairwell of a public housing complex in Brooklyn. Liang has testified that the shooting was an accidental discharge that caught the young man in the chest.

Gurley’s mother, Sylvia Palmer, called on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to launch a full investigation into the incident that took her son.

“My son’s heart was taken away so innocently. He did nothing wrong,” Palmer said. “Nothing in this world will heal my pain and heartache.”

But Palmer also had a warning for at least one person looking to become involved in the family’s time of grief.

MSNBC’s Al Sharpton had planned to show up to Mr. Gurley’s funeral, but Palmer and the victim’s other family members had warned Sharpton to keep his “circus” away from them.

Sharpton is a national menace.

Warner Todd Huston

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