“Don’t congratulate us. This is not a victory,” Garner’s mother Gwen Carr said. “The victory will come when we get justice.”
Scott was shot April 4 and former officer Michael Slager initially said he fired after a tussle over his department-issued Taser.
Sharpton addressed the killing of Walter Scott at the beginning of his annual National Action Network conference in New York on Wednesday.
The New York Post, citing a video released by conservative activist James O’Keefe, claims that Eric Garner’s daughter is caught on video saying Sharpton is only interested in money.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is laughing off an attack ad that depicted him as a character in the sexually charged blockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
At a seperate MLK Day event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Borough President Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain, also stuck up for the mayor.
Most notably, the civil rights film “Selma,” about the struggle for equal voting rights in 1965, received just two nominations — for Best Picture and Best Original Song.
City officials were bracing for another night of protests across the city Thursday night, a day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.
Kim Ballinger was accompanied by Kirsten John Foy of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.
The website of the National Action Network is calling for noontime rallies around the country, including in New York City and in New Jersey in Newark, Atlantic City, Paterson and Camden.
Sharpton said both he and his organization have kept up with an IRS payment plan, reducing a $4.5 million tax obligation to $800,000.
For Mayor De Blasio, Columbus Day festivities were spent wooing police. He offered kind words and praise in an effort to bridge troubled waters.
The prominent attorney is under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman after Al Sharpton’s 60th birthday party last week.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was speaking at the Crain’s New York Business Breakfast when he was asked about being lectured by the Rev. Al Sharpton at City Hall back in July.
No parking signs are already up along the march route where crowds are expected to fill the streets for hours.