by Russell | December 31, 2017 10:27 pm
Eric Garner died just over three years ago after he was arrested for selling cigarettes on the streets of New York City. He went into cardiac arrest after police took him down after some initial resistance from Garner.
His daughter, Erica Garner, spent the ensuing time as an activist with Black Lives Matter and other groups. She said her goal was justice for her father and everyone else in that situation. She demanded accountability from the New York City Police Department and mayor Bill de Blasio.
God has a way of exposing fraud … Bill De Blasio can say whatever he wants. Black people here get no justice in his administration in NYC.
— officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) September 8, 2016
De Blasio to justice is sugar to saccharin. got the look and the feel of the real thing, but when used something about it aint quite right
— officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) October 26, 2017
Erica Gardner passed away on Christmas Eve after an asthma attack turned into cardiac arrest. Bill de Blasio tweeted his condolences, but it blew up in his face.
Erica Garner’s death is a horrible tragedy. I am praying for her family, who have already been through so much. This city will miss her unshakable sense of justice and passion for humanity.
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 30, 2017
He was quickly lampooned by the Twitter brigade.
Faux Condolences from the man who believed her father deserved to be murdered in your city in broad daylight by your employees!
Happy New Year????
— ????Its Audre_Lordt???? (@sagetastik) December 30, 2017
Mayor de Blasio is one of the most shameless figures trying to exploit Erica Garner's legacy, even though she relentlessly criticized him and the impunity he has guaranteed for cops who kill Black people.
Erica said that, to de Blasio, "We're just votes."https://t.co/cxoIjbIvvm
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) December 30, 2017
De Blasio and the NYPD fought against justice for the Garner family in every way imaginable.
To this very day, the city is fighting the Garner family in court – refusing to release records from Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
They refuse to even fire the man. https://t.co/HzrdVc4aeG
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) December 30, 2017
Keep her name out of your mouth while you employ her father's killer and the people who mocked her pain.
— Merricatmas! ???? (@emkayanders) December 30, 2017
Even in this current political climate, this is a stunningly empty and self-serving gesture. Apparently, a tweet is supposed to suffice in lieu of justice. https://t.co/iE9muzzqan
— Sasapelehele ???? (@Mackeyser) December 31, 2017
Yeah, that’s kind of the playbook for leftists everywhere. “Stunningly empty and self-serving gesture” sums up the Democrat Party platform.
There's a trail of bodies on the road to leftist utopia. What's one father selling cigarettes if he stands in the way of your perfect world? https://t.co/rKNJXDw8t8
— Alexander Bush (@ALlewellynBush) December 31, 2017
It seems like the mayor should have said nothing. But I’m sure the likes of Shaun King would have let that slide.
De Blasio will be inaugurated on Monday for his second term as mayor. Bernie Sanders is on the docket to swear him in. And the mayor is getting a pay increase that is more than a minimum wage salary earner would get working 40 hours a week all year. The irony is delicious.
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