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“All about the money”? Eric Garner’s daughter slams Sharpton

“All about the money”? Eric Garner’s daughter slams Sharpton

“Instead of me, he wants his face in front”

James O’Keefe’s latest undercover operation unveils what many of us have suspected about Al Sharpton—he’s not really in this for equality’s sake.

In a new video released by Project Veritas, the daughter of Eric Gardner sounds off on Al Sharpton’s monetization of the race-based movement-building that occurred in the wake of her father’s police-related death. She also openly complains about National Action Network, Sharpton’s advocacy group, and their tendency to hijack homegrown demonstrations and social movements.


From the New York Post:

“You think Al Sharpton is kind of like a crook in a sense?” the investigator is heard asking Garner’s oldest daughter.

“He’s about this,” Snipes replies, rubbing her fingers together.

“He’s about money with you?” the undercover asks.

“Yeah,” Snipes responds.

Snipes, 24, also complained that the Staten Island director of Sharpton’s National Action Network, Cynthia Davis, scolded her for handing out street fliers about her father’s case that did not include NAN’s logo.

“She started attacking me. ‘Oh, I see that you got this flier out, how come you didn’t add the logo?’ ’’ Snipes said.

The undercover then asks, “They want their logo on your fliers?”

“Instead of me, he wants his face in front,” Snipes says, referring to Sharpton

“But it’s not about them, it’s about your dad,” the undercover says.

“Exactly,” Snipes responds.

“Al Sharpton paid for the funeral. She’s trying to make me feel like I owe them,” she adds.

In a follow up interview with the Post, Erica denied accusing Sharpton of being a money grubber.

Sharpton hasn’t taken the criticism lying down:

“It is very interesting that they, when they reached the people in the video, the people contradicted what was in the video,” Sharpton told CBS News. “My response is it’s a headline of a story that they contradict in their own article.”

“Not only do I think the video was taken out of context, there is nobody in that video that said I did anything with money,” he added. “The New York Post has more explaining to do than I do in this case.”

He also called out Project Veritas for releasing footage of the investigator’s Q&A with Erica:

Sharpton on Monday night accused Project Veritas of “exploiting” Snipes and a dispute within the Garner family.

“They’re splicing and dicing stuff together. It was a distortion. Erica is a sincere victim. She was not trying to infer anything with me,” Sharpton said of the secret recording.

Sharpton said the premise of the criticism is flat wrong. He said NAN helps families, including paying for funerals, and does not take money from them. He said Snipes’ sister, Emerald, now works for NAN.

Moreover, he said, NAN organizes rallies after receiving legal permits from the city and therefore requests that its logo be put on fliers for events it sponsors.

This is an important development in the context of the slow unraveling of the race-based social justice movement. Even if Erica Garner and other participants clarify what they said about Sharpton, there’s still so much here that can’t be explained away. Sharpton banks on his activists being united; it makes for an easy media pitch, and an easy narrative to defend.

Here, we see the cracks in the facade getting bigger and bigger.


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legacyrepublican | February 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm

I think I suggested in an earlier posting that we should make the war on cops “Al’s War.”

There is no doubt in my mind that these video’s prove I was right. Al Sharpton needs to own the deaths of those two gallant and brave NYPD officers who lost their lives at the hands of a cowardly racist I called Son of Al.

Now more than ever, we have to stop Al’s War!

Sammy Finkelman | February 24, 2015 at 4:25 pm

This didn’t surprise me, and probably didn’t surprise James O’Keefe. Sharpton had to get rid of Sanford Rubinstein to stay on the good side of the family. The wife of Eric Garner had to be sort of shut up after she said on Meet the Press that she didn’t the problem with the police that killed her husband was racial bias. Sharpton must have said they needed that for the lawsuit.

Her attempting to backtrack also doesn’t surprise me.

The family of Akai Gurley was even less happy with Al Sharpton.

Sharpton is only in it for the money? Sorry, but that was already obvious to the most casual observer.

This is what I’d deem “Bias Confirmation”…

Heh…! The Wrong Rev. Al has been a race hustler all this long career. He’s killed more people than Ted Kennedy’s driving.

Out of context?

The people speaking in that video are clear and succinct. There’s no other way to interpret what they say. But, have we not said the same thing over and over?

sharpton is a shameless, disgusting, divisive and un-American POS shakedown artist.

Al Sharpton is all about money. In other news — water is wet.

Civil Rights Activism, as defined by M. L. King:
“I have a dream!”

Civil Rights Activism, as defined by AL Sharpton:
“I have a scheme!

As always when discussing the Most Irreverend Dullton, “Remember Tawana Brawley!”

So the president of a foundation that is raising money in the name of a burglar and would-be murderer is upset that Sharpton is all about the money? Color me underwhelmed.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Milhouse. | February 26, 2015 at 2:49 am

    You’re talking about Trademark and the Gentle Giant. You’re right about that, but this relates to Garner. He was just a schemer and street hustler, not a murderer.

    They’re all clawing at each other to reach the top of the media heap because that’s where the money is.

    I think Snipes is worried about Al getting a far vaster share of the racial shakedown of the PD and his name in lights (again) instead of hers.

    Let them feast on each other and leave the carrion to media buzzards.

I am sure O’Keefe has more. He always does. He comes out with one expose, then lets them refute it, then rolls out something else. They spit and sputter again, and then he puts out yet another. Death by a thousand cuts.

JackRussellTerrierist | February 26, 2015 at 2:40 am

The interviewee is just torqued ‘cuz she hasn’t gotten a cut. They’re all hustlers trying to make money off of a fat, dead corpse of another hustler.

Lie down with dawgs honey, and rest assured Big Al is a dawg, you gonna get you some fleas.