Eric Garner memorial, arson, fire, burned down, Erica Garner, Twitter
Photo: CBSlocal.com

Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died as a result of a police chokehold in July, said her father’s makeshift memorial was burned to the ground by vandals on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the New York Post reports.

Just hours earlier, Reverend Al Sharpton and the Garner family led a candlelight vigil of over 100 people in Tompkinsville, the location of Eric Garner’s fatal encounter and subsequent memorial.Outraged, Erica Garner lashed out on Twitter after she witnessed the memorial in ruins:

“Evil set my dad’s memorial on fire tonight but cant erase his legacy,” Garner tweeted. “Rebuild 2morrow.”

Despite Erica Garner’s claims of vandalism, police said they believe a candle accidentally fell and burned down the memorial.

What do you think? Was it an accident or arson?

$
$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

Make a Donation

BK Reader is brought to you for free daily. Please consider supporting independent local news by making a donation here. Whether it is $1 or $100, no donation is too big or too small!

Join the Conversation

1

  1. People’s opinions are so much empty air. What matters is the forensics. If the investigation concludes the fire was an accident, will the finding be accepted by those who “know” it was arson?

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *