Eric Garner‘s daughters should be commended.
Erica Garner led a protest earlier this month and laid at the exact spot of her father’s death. And most recently her sister cleared the air on her family’s thoughts on NYPD. This past Monday (Dec 22), Emerald Snipes visited the memorial sites of slain police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were senselessly executed on Saturday (Dec. 20) by 28-year old, Ismaaiyl Brinsley.
In Instagram photos—that have since been removed—Brinsley expressed his hatred for the police, but Emerald Snipes wants everyone to know that she is not against the police and neither is her family. After reading a post from Jaden Ramos, the 13-year old son of Officer Ramos who mourned his father on Facebook, Gardner felt compelled to pay her respects. “It hit my heart. I know how it feels in this season to not have your father around,” she told the New York Daily News.
“I just had to come out and let their family know that we stand with them, and I’m going to send my prayers and condolences to all the families who are suffering through this tragedy.” Snipes saids before explaining why her family isn’t against the police force.
“I don’t feel conflicted because I was never anti-police. Like I said before, I have family that’s in the NYPD that I’ve grown up around, family reunions and everything, so my family, you know, we’re not anti-police. It [the death of Liu and Ramos] didn’t have anything to do with race or anything – it was a mental health crisis, something that he was dealing with personally and he didn’t have the proper way to express his anger. He didn’t utilize his resources.”
Sisters, Erica and Emerald continue to wow us with their revolutionary actions in New York City. We’re sure their father would be proud.