Sharpton denounces violence against police

(AP) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton is denouncing any violence against police in the name of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.



He also says angry rhetoric that somehow blames protesters or Mayor Bill de Blasio for creating the climate for such slayings is "reckless."



Sharpton appeared with Garner's wife and mother Sunday morning, a day after the shooting of two NYPD officers in their patrol car.



The gunman posted messages online saying he intended to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Garner. He later killed himself.



Sharpton also says he has received nine racist threats on his personal cellphone since the slayings. He is turning those over to the FBI.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."