Wednesday, July 17, 2019

From the Archives: The Life and Death of Eric Garner


Victim’s Sister Discusses the Controversial Death, NYPD PBA President
Patrick Lynch, the Public’s Response, and the Family’s Quest to Obtain Justice


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Ellisha Flagg Garner is the sister of Eric Garner, who died after several NYPD officers attempted to arrest him for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes on a Staten Island street. She is here on behalf of her mother and other family members and intends to set the record straight about her brother’s character and a number of broadcast and published news reports regarding his death. She’ll also discuss how many of the mainstream news outlets have acted abominably in their attempt to obtain exclusives, the remarks of Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch, the global reaction to her brother’s death, and what her family is doing to uphold her brother’s legacy and obtain justice. 

The interview was conducted on November 12, 2014. 

Garner family photos courtesy of Ellisha Flagg Garner. 

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