Activist Erica Garner Dies at 27

Erica Garner has turned personal tragedy into a platform for activism
Erica Garner has turned personal tragedy into a platform for activism
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31 December, 2017

Erica Garner - a lobbyist for social equity and the eldest little girl of the man who passed on from a police strangle hold in NY in 2014 - dead on Saturday morning days in the wake of affliction a heart assault, her mom Esaw Snipes said.

Erica Garner has been hospitalized in Brooklyn since Saturday. News reports conflicted between the family of whether Garner was brain dead beyond fix or suffered brain damage with hopes of recovery.

Accumulate went into heart failure before in the week and experienced real mind harm an absence of oxygen, her Twitter account said.

Garner became a civil rights activist after video of her father's chokehold death at the hands of a NY police officer went viral and his final words "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry for police reform activists.

Video of the occurrence indicates New York Police officer Daniel Pantaleo handling Garner from behind and taking him to the ground utilizing an office restricted strangle hold. Protesters across the country repeated her father's final words: "I can't breathe". Erica Garner became a vocal advocate against police brutality. The city settled out of court with Garner's family for $5.9 million in 2015 but the family insisted it was not a victory and renewed calls for federal charges in the case.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, in announcing Garner's death Saturday, said she fought for justice and was "a warrior to the end". "We didn't deserve her", the account tweeted.

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Her official Twitter account confirmed her death on Saturday and took a shot at New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio. Months prior, doctors discovered that Erica had an enlarged heart following the birth of her son.

- officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) December 30, 2017de Blasio. explain how she died with no justice. "I'm speaking out, me being his daughter", she said in the ad. She also appeared in a campaign commercial for Sen.

Rest in peace Erica Garner and thank you for your service.

"Even with my own heartbreak, when I demand justice, it's never just for Eric Garner", she wrote in a Washington Post op-ed past year endorsing then-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Some activists suggested the NYPD and its systems of power bore some responsibility for her death.

"In the event that anything she would need us to do in memory of her is continue battling for equity and continue battling for families", he said.


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