Friday, December 12, 2014

Widow of Eric Garner throws him under the bus on 'Meet the Press'

I don't know about you but these situations where Al Sharpton is always sitting in with the families of deceased loved ones from police brutality that lead to murder just don't seem to sit right with me or the general public anymore for that matter. The widow of Eric Garner, Mrs. Esaw Garner,  blasted New York City law enforcement Sunday morning, saying that her husband was "murdered unjustly."

But wait, she also said some very disturbing things as well such as, "I really don't feel like it's a black and white thing," Esaw Garner said on NBC's Meet the Press. "It wasn't like it was a shock ... They knew him by name."

Appearing with Rev. Al Sharpton, Mrs. Garner told Chuck Todd (the interviewer on Meet the Press) that she believes her husband's death was the culmination of prolonged harassment by police, adding that she fears for the safety of her children as well. "They harassed us," she claimed. "And I would just say, 'Eric, just keep walking. Don't say anything. Don't respond. You know? Don't give them a reason to do anything to you.'"  Why in the hell is Al Sharpton the ONLY one to E-E-EVER be the one to sit with family members in all the TV interviews and council them as well?

Garner said that she purchased candy so that her youngest son would not go out on Halloween, and warned her older son at college to not attend parties. "I'm so afraid of what could happen to them in the street by the police," she added.

My thing is this, why should Americans of a certain racial group be stark afraid to go out to the store or a party in the first place? That's why I disagree that America is the greatest country in the world. The greatest country in the world would not have citizens afraid for their lives when they simply leave their homes. Sounds like a society in Germany back in the early 1940's.

Patrick Lynch, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association president, commented last week by saying that Eric Garner's death came as a result of a choice to resist arrest. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association of the City of New York is the largest labor union representing police officers of the New York City Police Department.

There is never any accountability. Police that claim that they have the right to bring you down forcefully and then later say, "It's resisting," even when the videotape shows it's not.
Insolent Politics
Sources: Associated Press, NBC News


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