Why this man says he ‘cannot stand’ the media
A former New York City police officer who called the media “the enemy of the people” and accused it of “disrespecting our dead,” has made headlines again after he said he was a victim of “hate speech” and that “the media has no right to exist.”
“I am a man of principle.
I am a black man who wants justice for my son and his family,” Eric Garner, 51, told the New York Times on Tuesday.”
They are the enemy of our country and we cannot be part of the media that they created and are perpetuating.
I cannot stand by and watch it go on.””
If I have to go to a press conference, then I’ll be a coward.
If I have a family to protect, then my duty is to protect them.
It is a betrayal of all the people that are dying for their right to live and to live in peace,” he said.”
I’m not saying that they have to do this for me, but I don’t want to be a part of it.””
When I heard [Trump] make the statement, I said, ‘How can this be true?'”
Garner told the newspaper.
“How can a man be in charge of the police and a billionaire be in control of the government?”
“I have not seen the footage and I haven’t seen his tweets,” Garner said.
“The truth is, he has no business running the police department.
I want justice’The former police officer, who has been in the news before for being involved in a deadly shooting in the city’s Central Park in the early hours of August 17, 2016, is the latest New Yorker to speak out against the media.”
If we are going to do anything about the police, we have to stop treating them like criminals.”‘
I want justice’The former police officer, who has been in the news before for being involved in a deadly shooting in the city’s Central Park in the early hours of August 17, 2016, is the latest New Yorker to speak out against the media.
In May, actor Leonardo DiCaprio tweeted that he would not be attending the funerals of those killed by police, while actor George Clooney said he would boycott the funerets of victims of police brutality.
Garner, who was killed in September 2016 by a New York police officer during an arrest, was among those killed during the incident.
The New York Post reported in November that Garner had been arrested for resisting arrest and was released after he refused to comply with officers.
Garner’s family has filed a lawsuit against the city alleging that he was not allowed to call 911 and was handcuffed for almost two hours after being pulled over for speeding in the Bronx.
His attorney, Benjamin Crump, told NBC News that Garner was not resisting arrest when he was shot by Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
“Mr. Garner was unarmed when Officer Pantaleos opened fire on him, and was not acting aggressively toward Mr. Garner or threatening him,” Crump said in a statement to NBC News.
“When Mr. Pantalees initial shots struck Mr. Garvey, Mr. Griffin was immediately restrained by Mr. Clothier and placed in the back of the squad car with Officer Pantaletteo and other officers until the officers arrived.”
Garner’s death was the first of its kind in New York state and sparked nationwide protests, with many calling for an investigation into Pantalee’s actions.
On Monday, the NYPD said it had launched an internal investigation into Garner’s death and that it would be launching an independent review of Pantalea’s actions and whether the officer should be fired.