On Thursday, Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner called out Mayor Bill de Blasio for not releasing disciplinary records for Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who put her father in the chokehold that led to his ultimately death.
Garner criticized the mayor, saying that he didn’t care about black lives and that having an African-American wife didn’t excuse him.
“Just cause you love Black p—y don’t mean you love Black lives… cc @BilldeBlasio,” she wrote on Twitter, referencing de Blasio’s wife, First Lady of NYC, Chirlane McCray.
“God has a way of exposing fraud … Bill De Blasio can say whatever he wants. Black people here get no justice in his administration in NYC,” she added.
“The thing that kills me is that De Blasio is raising a Black man..This is the example… My dad lays down and rolls over for white supremacy,” Garner said, referencing de Blasio’s son, Dante.
The decision not to release the officer’s disciplinary records has sparked outrage among activists, though the mayor has justified the decision by referring to a state civil rights law called Section 50-A, which says a police officer’s disciplinary record is “confidential and not subject to inspection or review.”
De Blasio has said that if it were not for Section 50-A he would release the records.
Garner has been very outspoken in seeking justice in the wake of her father’s death. She also recently criticized ABC News over a Presidential Town Hall which she was invited to on the two-year anniversary of his death saying it was “nothing short of full exploitation of Black pain and grief.”
God has a way of exposing fraud … Bill De Blasio can say whatever he wants. Black people here get no justice in his administration in NYC.
— officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) September 8, 2016