Erica Garner, Eric Garner’s daughter, is in the hot seat today regarding a Tweet she sent out over the Christmas holidays, causing outrage among New York City Police department officers and supporters. According to a report by the New York Post, at 1:45 a.m., Erica Garner tweeted the name of one of the officers who was present during her father’s choke hold death. The message she posted to Twitter stated the following.
“another officer that helped killed [sic] my dad”
According to the Daily Mail, the message was posted with an accompanying link that sent readers to a website which contained the address of police officer Justin D’Amico and several of his possible family members. Justin D’Amico was Daniel Pantaleo’s partner. A grand jury did not indict Daniel Pantaleo in the choke hold death of Eric Garner. The website that contained the private information is Pastebin.com, a sort of a dropbox-style website application which allows anyone to paste text to share.
Some say Erica Garner’s actions, though harmful, are understandable, since she feels that her family received no justice. People lash out when angry or hurt, community members say. NYPD officers believe that her actions were dangerous, “disgusting,” and showed her true character. Others agreed that tweeting a police officer’s private information could cause harm to the officer and his family members.
Erica Garner’s tweet, which was deleted, comes just after the deaths of two policemen last week in a revenge killing that left NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu dead as they sat in their vehicle. The murders were committed execution style, and were meant to avenge the death of Eric Garner, who died in July. The killer, 28-year-old gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley, took his own life. The Inquisitr reported that no one was found liable in the death of Eric Garner, leading members of the community of all races to lash out in protest all over New York City.
Family attorney Jonathan Moore says that Erica Garner was unaware of what was at the link, and that she wouldn’t intentionally reveal information that could cause any police officer harm.
“Nobody in the Garner family, including Erica, would consciously send information out about the personal address or phone number or any identifying information about the police officers, particularly after what happened to those two officers.”
In reference to Erica Garner’s actions, NYPD sergeants union head Ed Mullins simply stated, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
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