Now that two slain cops have been buried, the Rev. Al Sharpton plans to resume kicking dirt on the NYPD.
The head of the Staten Island chapter of Sharpton’s National Action Network said anti-cop protesters would return to the borough’s state courthouse on Tuesday.
Cynthia Davis said NAN suspended its twice-weekly demonstrations out of respect to slain cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and their families. Ramos and Liu were assassinated on Dec. 20 by a gunman who wrote online that he wanted to avenge the uncharged police killings of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
“We were not going to protest before those officers were laid to rest properly, and unlike the police officers who decided to take protests to a funeral, we had much more respect than that,” Davis said.
She said the courthouse protests would continue “until we feel like we have gotten justice” in the Garner case, in which a grand jury declined to indict cop Daniel Pantaleo.