Eric Garner’s Son Sits Down For CNN Interview, Opens Up About Father’s Controversial Death
Eric Garner’s 19-year-old son spoke out about his father’s untimely death during a rare appearance on CNN last night.
Eric Garner Jr. sat down with Erin Burnett Monday night, just days after watching the viral video of his father being choked to death by an NYPD officer.
Garner said that he’s proud of the peaceful protests happening in New York City and across the country in the wake of his father’s death.
“It makes me feel proud because I don’t have to share this moment by myself,” Garner said. “It’s amazing how everybody is doing this for my father. I appreciate it.”
Garner also opened up about how he and his friends have been racially profiled throughout the years while living in Staten Island.
“We could just be walking in a group, and cops will stop us because of our color,” he said.
Garner currently plays college basketball and said his father was looking forward to attending his games this season.
“He was a loving, caring father. He always supported his kids. He’s been in my life since I was a young kid. He supported my dream, and he was looking forward to watching me play college ball this year.”