The payout is part of a $5.9 million wrongful death settlement approved by a Staten Island judge.

Emery Snipes was stopped by NYPD officers for riding the bike against traffic and entering a park after dark in lower Manhattan.

With the one-year-mark of Eric Garner’s death drawing near, the family has rejected a $5 million settlement from the NYPD, the New York Daily News reports. The family’s lawyer Jonathan Moore revealed Garner’s widow, Esaw, rejected the deal from the wrongful death suit filed last year against the NYPD. The father of six died in Staten […]


While the nation witnessed countless protests, die-ins, and marches after the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, Garner’s widow, Esaw Snipes, was struggling to find the strength to live without her first love. The parents of Garner, Brown, and other victims of police killings spoke frankly about police brutality and their lives since losing their loved ones […]

Erica Garner, daughter of slain cigarette seller Eric Garner, says comments she made about Rev. Al Sharpton in a video released by conservative activist James O’Keefe‘s Project Veritas were “taken out of context, edited and released to partisan outlets for nefarious reasons.” The New York Post published the video today, with a story titled, “Garner’s Kid On Sharpton: […]

Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put “wings on pigs.” After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide. […]

I had no earthly desire to leave my home Wednesday after hearing that once again, another grand jury let another white police officer get away with killing an unarmed Black man, but I had no choice. As soon I stepped out, there they were. And they were everywhere. In Harlem. In Brooklyn. In every part of Manhattan I […]


After a Staten Island grand jury on Wednesday decided to not indict New York Police Department officer in the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed Black man whose death while in a chokehold was captured on video, police officer Daniel Pantaleo tweeted his condolences:   However, Garner’s grieving widow Esaw was not having it. During a press conference at the National […]


UPDATED, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 8:35 p.m. E.T.: The live stream has concluded. During the presser, Rev. Al Sharpton announced a national march in  Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Dec. 13 to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Eric Garner, Mike Brown and Tamir Rice cases. Garner’s widow, Esaw said she did not accept officer Daniel Pantaleo’s condolences in the […]