Erica Garner hurled personal insults at NYC mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday for not releasing disciplinary records on the cop who killed her father, Eric Garner. She was beyond blunt in her brutal assessment of the mayor’s decision to suddenly abide by a long-ignored law.
“Just cause you love Black p—y don’t mean you love Black lives… cc @BilldeBlasio,” Garner tweeted.
De Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, is Black.
“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,” Garner, 26, added.
Eric Garner is the 43-year-old Staten Island man who died after being put in a chokehold by NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in July 2014.
The city’s decision to withhold disciplinary records on Pantaleo — including appealing a judge’s order to release the records — has sparked outrage. The mayor claims he’s barred from releasing the records because of Section 50-A of the state civil rights law, which the NYPD and the city ignored for nearly 30 years.
A spokesman for the mayor said the NYPD was for years in violation of the law, and is changing its practice to comply. On Thursday, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo argued the law never stopped the release of similar files in the past.
“The law hasn’t changed,” Cuomo said. “Many, many years the NYPD disclosed the information. The NYPD now looks at the law and makes a different determination.”
De Blasio said he wants to release the records but can’t because of the law.
Garner also brought the mayor’s son, Dante, into the emotional attack.
“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,” she added.
The mayor declined to comment on the critical tweets.