Garner’s Kid on Sharpton: ‘He’s All About the Money’

Kevin Sheehan and Carl Campanile, New York Post, February 24, 2015

Al Sharpton is all about the Benjamins, a daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner claims in a bombshell videotape.

Erica Snipes tees off on the reverend as interested primarily in money during a conversation secretly recorded by controversial conservative activist James O’Keefe’s group, Project Veritas.

One of O’Keefe’s investigators with a hidden camera posed as a Garner supporter during a protest last month at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island.

“You think Al Sharpton is kind of like a crook in a sense?” the investigator is heard asking Garner’s oldest daughter.

“He’s about this,” Snipes replies, rubbing her fingers together.

“He’s about money with you?” the undercover asks.

“Yeah,” Snipes responds.

Snipes, 24, also complained that the Staten Island director of Sharpton’s National Action Network, Cynthia Davis, scolded her for handing out street fliers about her father’s case that did not include NAN’s logo.

“She started attacking me. ‘Oh, I see that you got this flier out, how come you didn’t add the logo?’ ’’ Snipes said.

The undercover then asks, “They want their logo on your fliers?”

“Instead of me, he wants his face in front,” Snipes says, referring to Sharpton

“But it’s not about them, it’s about your dad,” the undercover says.

“Exactly,” Snipes responds.

“Al Sharpton paid for the funeral. She’s trying to make me feel like I owe them,” she adds.


Sharpton on Monday night accused Project Veritas of “exploiting” Snipes and a dispute within the Garner family.

“They’re splicing and dicing stuff together. It was a distortion. Erica is a sincere victim. She was not trying to infer anything with me,” Sharpton said of the secret recording.


Moreover, he said, NAN organizes rallies after receiving legal permits from the city and therefore requests that its logo be put on fliers for events it sponsors.

In the video, Sharpton is also criticized by leaders and supporters involved in the Michael Brown police shooting case in Ferguson, Mo., and the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, according to the Project Veritas videotapes.

Jean Petrus, a Brooklyn businessman who attended a recent Trayvon Martin Foundation fundraiser in Florida, is also seen criticizing Sharpton in the secretly taped video.

“He knows how to make money and get money. They’re shakedown guys to me. You know, let’s call it what it is, they’re shakedown,” he says in the video.


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  • MekongDelta69

    Sharp-Tonnage and Hi-Jackson have always been shakedown extortionists. Both of them also have criminal backgrounds, besides being purveyors of “Rev.” Ike’s ‘prayer cloths’ (for anybody who remembers good ol’ Ike, you’ll know what I mean).

    Additionally, Sharp-Tonnage is no more a ‘Reverend’ than I am a Martian.

    They have never helped anyone, much less all the low IQ black people and the guilt-ridden, self-loathing, leftist Whites, who followed them around for decades like lemmings.

    • Manaphy

      He’s also no more of a “doctor” than Martin Luther King. I disagree with you about saying he hasn’t helped anyone; he’s advanced the interests of his race and all of his non-stop whining and abuse of his position at MSNBC has allowed him to propagandize the so-called “plight” of Zulu Americans.

      • Rhialto

        I agree. The Rev. Sharpton has done more for his race (little as it may be), than any White Repub leaders have done for their race. In fact many Repub leaders, especially those of presidential level, have damaged normal Whites.

        • He isn’t helping them. Did he “help” Tawana Brawley, when he encouraged her to double-down on her “rape” hoax accusations?

          • Rhialto

            No, but he tried. In any event, he has done less damage to Blacks than Repubs have to Whites: -5 > -923456.

  • Sorry, I don’t think this is great blockbuster news. It is what most people reading these words have known for years and was able to figure out by themselves.

    And I hardly think that James O’Keefe will really have to fear for his life over this.

    The reason why this expose will largely not matter is because of something I said about three weeks ago. Sharpton’s reputation is bad, even among blacks, but it’s bad among people that don’t matter. Nobody ever got rich or famous by developing good relations among young people with no money or power or status. Al Sharpton doesn’t care that Eric Garner’s daughter thinks he’s a crook. Al Sharpton does care very much what Barack Obama, Bill de Blasio, the NYT Editorial Board and the CEO of Comcast think of him.

    I wonder what O’Keefe’s next great blockbuster about Sharpton is going to be. That he owes the IRS a lot of money and that there’s enough evidence to charge him with 87 different Federal felonies? So what? When you could face Federal indictment, it’s handy to count the President of the United States as a friend.

    Go ahead, James O’Keefe. Keep on coming up with new and ever more creative ways to speak truth to power. Maybe one day you’ll actually grow up and figure out that speaking truth to power is useless and futile. Because power creates its own truth, and when “challenged” (LOL) by people like you and the rest of the slap happy incompetent lamestream right, all power needs to do is scream louder into the megaphone it owns.

    • John Smith

      Negroes can’t figure it out for themselves, with an exception here and there.

    • Yancy Derringer

      This should embarass NBC and may make it less likely (though not necessarily unlikely) that mainstream news will employ him or seek his analysis of events and issues related to race.

  • “He’s about this” – As if we didn’t already know. Don’t feel too bad for any of these folks who got manipulated by the little frog, because they surely wanted his help and clout in order to make the death of their black relatives a racial matter. I suspect they’re more angered by it all because no genuine profit or kickback came to them.

    I love it when ghetto blacks and their race hustling heroes start eating their own!

    • Earl P. Holt III

      That was my take, also: The nigro in a nutshell…

  • John Smith

    Knock me over with a feather.

  • Alex Dihes

    The fools of each democratic country have two choices. To marry a nice looking president so to be happy after with divorcing the idiot or to marry a wise president who will be unable after to make the fools happy.

  • Alex Dihes

    The office of the Secretary of State committed a serious blunder, which has terrible consequences. Furious the Boss of Bosses rushes into the office, grabs the Secretary by the lapels and shouts, “One of the two of us is an unquestionable idiot: either you or me!” The Secretary answers in a quiet voice, “Chief, with your legendary experience and unsurpassed foresight how is it possible so you would hire an idiot?”

  • Luca it for the money!!! Who knew? Say it isn’t so big Al.

  • Puggg

    Al Sharpton is all about the Benjamins, a daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner claims in a bombshell videotape.

    Isn’t that half of all black preachers?

    • LexiconD1

      You need to put the word ‘preachers’ in quotes. Most of them, Sharptongue included, are not real ‘reverends’, they lack all the legal credentials that would make them so.

      They lie about everything.

      • Alexandra1973

        The gospel they preach is the “social justice” gospel…so in a sense they’re preachers.

        • LexiconD1

          We all ‘preach’ something, it doesn’t, in fact, make us ‘preachers’.

        • MBlanc46

          Or the race hustling gospel.

          • Cid Campeador

            He’s a slightly quieter version of Jeremiah Wright. So far Al hasn’t done any pelvic thrusting on camera.
            The next thrusting that Wright does should be down an elevator shaft.

      • Cid Campeador

        He is KHARIS the Unwrapped Mummy. Get out the Tanna Leaves.

  • JackKrak

    If the assistant deputy dog catcher in a rural Montana town was caught on tape saying “Indian” instead of “Native American”, it would be on every news program in the country.

    When ubiquitous media loudmouth, Presidential advisor and host of his own television show gets outed like this……….(crickets).

    • LHathaway

      you can hear crickets chirping. .

  • superlloyd

    Sharpton’s star is on the wane. What with this and being sued by other blacks the other day. I hope he sinks into oblivion and penury soon.

    • Cid Campeador

      If we’re lucky he’ll soon NOVA!!

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    This was the bombshell over which O’keefe “feared for his life”

    Or is this the teaser and the real bombshell yet to be dropped?

    Al Sharpton must have rattled some very important cages recently…

    Shake-Up at MSNBC: Al Sharpton to lose nightly show.

    Al Sharpton Named in $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    Sharpton’s NAN Forgoes Oscars Protest

  • This kind of “investigative reporting” is what I’ve come to expect from sensationalists and manipulators in the media. There’s just not much integrity in any kind of journalism nowadays. A woman’s father dies and here you have people using her to further their own agenda. It’s not really all that different than what Sharpton does. This is what The Right comes up with to fight the lies and deceit of The Left? I’m just not impressed.

    I might consider myself to be a racist, but this kind of stuff is beneath me. Maybe I ain’t so bad after all.

    I have a feeling that what this woman said in private, she might also have been convinced to say in public. Now, instead of it just being about Sharpton preying on grieving families and using them for his own agendas, it’s also about doofus Conservatives doing the exact same thing.

    • Fighting with “honor” and playing by the rules is why we are where we are today. Noone but us give a damn about holding ourselves to a higher standard, and until more of us realize that, and truly decide to get our hands “dirty” we will not be saved.

      I’ve come to understand this is the simple truth of the matter, sooner or later, we must debase ourselves so that our children will have the slimmest chance of a future.

      And if too many “sooners” pass us by, there will be no later.

      • Well, then should we start raping, robbing and making it obvious that can lie and manipulate just as easily as the anti-White hordes? If you’re really serious about getting dirty and not caring about any type of honor, then I’m sure this wouldn’t bother you either. Show us how it’s done, champ.

        • Oh don’t be obtuse, rape and robbery would do absolutely nothing to advance the cause of white survival, and exposure of the realities of racial differenceto the world at large. I understand not agreeing with my statement, but that’s a (weak) strawman, not a counter argument.

          We sit here, typing, posting, whining and complaining while our fathers, mothers, siblings, children, friends and loved ones are literally being slaughtered, raped and robbed by “diverse” filth. You only get so many tries to plead with the creature about to stab you before you’re dead, we only have so many chances to force a change before we are overwhelmed by sheer numbers.

          I think many of us, here and elsewhere are blinded by a sense of our own former greatness, if theres any truth to the inane term “white privilege” it’s in the apparent mindset that eventually something will just magically change to fix the country, and rhe world, and the simple fact is that it won’t. Is ANYTHING getting BETTER have whites as a group gained ANY real, tangible foothold for the preservation of our people? The northwest front is a joke, Europe has mild stirrings of discontent that will be easily put down with political tapdancing and temporary appeasals, they will tone things down just enough to put them to sleep, to stall just long enough for us to no longer have the numbers needed to do anything.

          We need to force a change, not merely talk about how bad things are, we need to put our collective foot down and stand our ground. We may yet have the numbers to do this peacefully, for the most part. We need to march, and protest, and scream outrage at the injustices heaped upon us instead of espousing the ridiculous and pathetic christian value of “turning the other cheek”.

          They are MURDERING us in our homes, on the streets, taking our hard earned prosperity, the very rights granted us by the Constitution, as well as those granted us merely by existing, how much does it take for us to say ENOUGH.

          Your attitude is weakness, and weakness can only lead to defeat.

    • meanqueen

      I was thinking the same thing. I’m not sure what was gained. They found a black person to admit that Sharpton is a huckster? Seems like a small gain for deceiving a daughter whose father has recently died and embarrassing her publicly.

  • FozzieT

    This isn’t really news to any of us, but watch the mainstream media completely ignore the story.

  • MBlanc46

    Surprise, surprise. It is, however, a bonus to get this individual to say it in public.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    The real scandal here is that Eric Garner managed to pass on his DNA before passing on to the great street corner in the sky.

    • meanqueen

      You have no proof of that. 🙂

      • Rusty Shackelford

        No proof of what? That he had kids?

        • meanqueen

          (I was just making a joke, Rusty. You have no proof that he was the baby dadduh). 🙂

          • Rusty Shackelford

            Ahhhh. My bad. I’d say its rare for a black guy to even acknowledge that he’s got kids, so they’re probably his.

  • LACountyRedneck

    It’s more about those like the MSNBC owners that hire Sharpton. Their types enable him.
    Who owns MSNBC?

    • NBC Universal owns that, which is owned by Comcast, which is publicly traded on NASDAQ as “CMCSA”. Please, look this stuff up, first. Your pension plan probably owns some of Comcast.

  • OhWow

    And yet he will still have his show and avoid jail time missing millions in unpaid taxes.

    Ladies and gentlemen, black privilege Exhibit A.

  • What horrible disease made Al lose all that weight, and how did he catch it?

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      I think it was the result of a hunger strike he went on in order to protest the Navy’s using some forgettable, uninhabited (Puerto Rican?) beach for gunnery practice.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    We knew that a long time ago. She just realizes that now. Truth be told she too is all about the money until Uncle Al Sharptongue showed up and tried taking the bulk away to his account.

  • Ohmy!

    I am laughing at this photo. Sharpton looks WAY BETTER with some meat on his bones, looking TOO thin these days.