Erica Garner, Activist Daughter of Eric Garner, Dies at Age 27


31 December, 2017

On Saturday, the world lost Erica Garner, who became one of the leading voices in the Black Lives Matter movement after her father, Eric, was killed during a struggle with police.

"She was a warrior, she was a fighter and we didn't pull the plug on her", Esaw Snipes, Garner's mother, told the New York Daily News. "She is in a better place". During his weekly telecast, Sharpton said "the media will say Erica died of a heart attack but that's only partially true because her heart was already broken when she couldn't get justice for her father", per Buzzfeed News. "We didn't deserve her", the account tweeted.

Garner went into cardiac arrest earlier in the week and suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen, her Twitter account said.

"Erica the world adores you". I love you. I am glad you came into our lives. May you discover the peace in the following life that you merited while you were here.

"When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt", according to a tweet Saturday on her Twitter account. "Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just as much". She was great. She just sought after right, regardless.

"She stood up for justice for her father".

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Erica leaves behind a husband, an 8-year-old daughter, a 4-month-old son, and a slew of family and friends to mourn her legacy and life. In September, the city's Civilian Complaint Review Board recommended the NYPD discipline Pantaleo because he used a banned chokehold while trying to arrest Garner. An autopsy confirmed that while Garner had dealt with obesity and asthma, the chokehold had also played a role in his fatal heart attack. His obvious last words - "I can't relax!"

His demise was ruled a murder, yet an awesome jury chose not to arraign Pantaleo on criminal allegations.

Erica Garner, a prominent activist against police brutality, whose father's death at the hands of U.S. officers spurred mass protests, has died after suffering a heart attack. New York City reached a $5.9 million settlement with Garner's estate in 2015.

"I can't generally say it's a high contrast issue", she said. "It's about the police officer and abusing their power".

Amid the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, she supported Sen.

"I feel like a representative for people throughout this whole nation because I'm doing this. I'm standing up, me being his girl", she said in the promotion.

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