- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Erica Snipes, the daughter of Eric Garner — the New Yorker who was placed in a chokehold by police and died hours later at the hospital — has issued a scathing assessment of Al Sharpton, reportedly saying the reverend only cares about money, not principle.

She made the statements during a secretly recorded conversation with Project Veritas, the group headed by conservative activist James O’Keefe, the New York Post reported.

One of Mr. O’Keefe’s employees posed as a supporter of Garner during a protest at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island — and recorded the discussion with a hidden camera, the newspaper said.

In the video, the investigator asks: “You think Al Sharpton is kind of like a crook in a sense?”

And Ms. Snipes answers: “He’s about this,” and then rubs her fingers together, the New York Post reported.

“He’s about money with you?”

And she answers: “Yeah,” the newspaper reported.

Ms. Snipes also said that Mr. Sharpton’s National Action Network director on Staten Island, Cynthia Davis, chided her for distributing street fliers about her father that didn’t contain the NAN logo.

“[Davis] started attacking me — ‘Oh, I see that you got this flier out, how come you didn’t add the logo?’ … Instead of me, [Sharpton] wants his face in front,” she said, the New York Post reported. “Al Sharpton paid for the funeral. She’s trying to make me feel like I owe them.”

Ms. Snipes later said in an interview with the New York Post that she “didn’t say that I think Al Sharpton is all about the money,” but stood by her criticisms of Ms. Davis. Mr. Sharpton, meanwhile, accused Project Veritas of “splicing and dicing stuff together” and of “distortion,” he said, the New York Post reported.

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