Eric Garner & Trayvon Martin Family, Michael Brown Lawyer Say Al Sharpton Exploited Their Tragedies

In this video, a Project Veritas journalist spoke with the late Eric Garner’s oldest daughter, Erica. Eric Garner had recently died in a controversial police officer use-of-force case in Staten Island. His daughter did not hold back when asked about Al Sharpton’s involvement, stating: “He’s about the money.” This statement and the related graphic have now become iconic when the media discusses what motivates Sharpton. James O’Keefe explains the impact and results of this video immediately below.

FIRST SHARPTON VIDEO

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A team of Project Veritas investigative journalists went to uncover how the families of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown really feel about Al Sharpton. This powerful video from James O’Keefe paints a vivid picture of how the communities of Staten Island, NY; Miami, Florida; and Ferguson, MO really feel about Sharpton’s involvement in the aftermath of the deaths of Garner, Martin, and Brown.This video confirms and highlights what many have long suspected: Al Sharpton is motivated by avarice and pride, rather than social justice and bringing about change.

In Florida, a Project Veritas investigative journalist spoke with Tracy Martin, the father of the late Trayvon Martin, at a banquet for the Trayvon Martin Foundation. Martin quickly distanced himself from Sharpton, stating: “he’s on his own personal mission.” Troy Wright, the President and Executive Director of the Trayvon Martin Foundation, further distanced Martin’s family and the Martin Foundation from Sharpton. When asked about Sharpton and NAN, Wright responded “that’s a sore subject with us right now.”

A Project Veritas journalist spoke with the late Eric Garner’s oldest daughter, Erica, on a brisk January evening in Staten Island. Garner did not hold back when asked about Sharpton’s involvement, stating: “he’s about the money.” Garner went on to accuse Sharpton and his National Action Network of “attacking” her for not giving them credit; and trying to capitalize on her father’s death.

“Instead of me, he wants his face in front of them,” said Garner of Sharpton. Garner felt as if Sharpton and NAN were trying to take advantage of her:  “Al Sharpton paid for the funeral. She’s [Cynthia Davis, President of the Staten Island Chapter of NAN] trying to make me feel like I owe them.”

Project Veritas also spoke with prominent leaders in Ferguson, who were sharply critical of Sharpton. Bishop Calvin Scott, whose personal dealings with Sharpton in the aftermath of the Michael Brown tragedy left him critical of the MSNBC host, told Project Veritas that he “incites people for the wrong reason,” that he gets people “all fired up,” and that is “not the way you want to go.”

Bishop Scott went as far as to place partial blame on Sharpton for inciting violence in Ferguson: pointedly stating “when you have a fuse that is already lit, you don’t need to add no more fire to it.”    

SECOND VIDEO

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Following the negative comments directed at the Reverend Al Sharpton by the family and representatives of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown, James O’Keefe went to Al Sharpton’s weekly National Action Network to question the Reverend. Before being “compelled” to leave the rally by several very large men standing over him, the good Reverend directly addressed O’Keefe and another Project Veritas journalist mid speech. A visibly flustered Sharpton said that O’Keefe was clowning and accused him (and the right wing in general) of distorting, exaggerating, and lying.

RESULTS

Front Page of New York Post

Read by millions and seen by even more on their way to or from work, the story broke on the entire front page of the seventh most circulated daily newspaper in the United States.

Chris Cuomo Defends Undercover Investigations

Here’s a short video clip of CNN’s Chris Cuomo talking about the Al Sharpton video. “Sometimes that’s when you’re the most honest,” said Cuomo regarding undercover reporting.

Historical Footnote

Since this video was released, it has been used as a historical reference on many articles and profile pieces about Al Sharpton, ranging from this piece at The Daily Caller to this one at Vanity Fair.

MEDIA COVERAGE

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.

“James O’Keefe and Project Veritas just put out another video that a lot of lefties won’t enjoy. This time, they talked to some of the people Al Sharpton claims to be helping. He’s not helping them.”

Eric Garner daughter accuses Al Sharpton of being ‘all about the money’ and ‘egotistical’ in secret video filmed by Project Veritas.

In a new video released by Project Veritas, the daughter of Eric Gardner sounds off on Al Sharpton’s monetization of the race-based movement-building that occurred in the wake of her father’s police-related death. She also openly complains about National Action Network, Sharpton’s advocacy group, and their tendency to hijack homegrown demonstrations and social movements.

Journalist James O’Keefe has struck the Al Sharpton universe. On hidden camera, Sharpton allies say Sharpton is all about the “shakedown” and raising money. These are statements from allies and self-described “friends” of Sharpton.

A new undercover video from Project Veritas, the conservative investigative organization led by well-known provocateur James O’Keefe has released undercover video purportedly showing relatives of both Michael Brown and Eric Garner criticizing Al Sharpton and his National Action Network (NAN).

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James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas and the man who took out ACORN joins Steve to discusses his latest sting video that calls into question the motives of activist and MSNBC anchor Al Sharpton.

Sharpton motive in Garner, Brown cases attacked in undercover video from N.J. native James O’Keefe.

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The New York Post, citing a video released by conservative activist James O’Keefe of the investigative internet site Project Veritas, claims that Eric Garner’s daughter was secretly recorded saying Sharpton is only interested in money.

Project Veritas: “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.”

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Videographer from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas approached Garner’s daughter Erica Snipes to ask about Sharpton’s organization, the National Action Network.

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Eric Garner’s daughter, Erica Snipes, says Al Sharpton is “all about the money” and “egotistical” according to an undercover Project Veritas video.

In a secret video recorded by conservative guerrilla reporter James O’Keefe, the daughter of Eric Garner. the man who died while in a police chokehold in New York, says that Sharpton will do anything for money.

James O’Keefe of Project Veritas has done it again. This time he got Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin’s families and Michael Brown’s lawyer to speak up about Al Sharpton.

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”, during a secretly recorded conversation with Project Veritas

Video released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, undercover reporters are shown asking African American activists and relatives of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner what they think about Sharpton.

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Recording reveals chokehold victim Eric Garner’s daughter denouncing activist Al Sharpton: ‘He’s about money’.

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As MSNBC host and advocate Al Sharpton faces both a lawsuit and the potential end of his weekday show, a new video from  Project Veritas shows family members, supporters and lawyers for Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin criticizing Sharpton as primarily interested in monetary gain through their civil rights cases.

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Rev. Al Sharpton ‘all about the money,’ claims Eric Garner’s daughter in undercover report.

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Activist James O’Keefe’s group, Project Veritas has produced an eight-minute video that accuses Sharpton of caring about one thing… money.

Daughter of Choking Victim Eric Garner Says How She Really Feels About Al Sharpton on Hidden Camera.

“Explosive story: Garner’s daughter confirms Sharpton is sleazy, saying ‘It’s all about the money’.”

“Project Veritas President James O’Keefe: Daughter of Eric Garner Doubled Down After the Release of My Video.”

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Project Veritas released an anti-Sharpton video in which various African Americans, including the daughter of New York Police Department choke-hold victim Eric Garner, were shown describing Sharpton as basically an opportunist and provocateur and who leverages other people’s misfortunes into personal celebrity and cares first and foremost about pocketing cash.

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Al Sharpton Eric Garner Criticism: Civil Rights Activist Responds To ‘Exploitation’ Accusations.

“Afraid For His Life? Now We Know Why… New James O’Keefe Video Goes After Al Sharpton. He’s ‘All About The Money’!”

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s credibility is shot, now that the daughter of chokehold victim Eric Garner has said the civil-rights activist is motivated by money, according to the founder of the Project Veritas, which released a video of the complaint.

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Al Sharpton freaks out when James O’Keefe shows up at his speech to ask about Eric Garner accusation.
SELECTED CLIPS

“He’s about this…”

(1:11-1:15)

“…trying to make me feel like I owe them”

(5:54-5:56)

Tracy Martin ““he’s on his own personal mission.”

(4:15-4:20)

Bishop Scott “when you have a fuse that is already lit, you don’t need to add no more fire to it.”

(0:06-0:11)

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