Erica Garner, who became a nationally-known activist against police abuse following her father's death after he was put in a police chokehold, has died following a recent heart attack, her official Twitter site confirmed. Garner died almost one week after suffering a massive heart attack on Christmas Eve.
Erica Garner had been in a coma since last Saturday, when she suffered a heart attack, according to local news reports and the Twitter account. Garner's mother, Esaw Snipes, told The New York Times previously that Garner, who gave birth four months ago, had learned during the pregnancy that she had heart problems.
The Rev. Al Sharpton was among well-wishers who visited the 27-year-old Garner on Thursday.
Eric Garner died on Staten Island in July 2014, after being put in a chokehold by police officer Daniel Pantaleo. His last words were "I can't breathe", which became a slogan for activists.
Erica Garner turned into an unmistakable dissident in the wake of her dad's passing, pushing for political change and social equity comprehensively lined up with the Black Lives Matter development.
"Many will state that Erica kicked the bucket of a heart assault, however that is just in part evident in light of the fact that her heart was at that point broken when she couldn't get equity for her dad", he said. 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.
"She was a warrior, she was a fighter, and we didn't pull the plug on her", Snipes, Garner's mother, told the New York Daily News. It spreads into families, friends, and communities, #EricaGarner should still be with us and I'll always blame the NYPD for killing her father and now her. Rest In Peace and power, sis. "This city will miss her unshakable sense of justice and passion for humanity", de Blasio tweeted. Bernie Sanders during his run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. The march ended at the spot where her father died, and brought together several social activist organizations. "I'm speaking out, me being his daughter", she said in the ad.
Activist Erica Garner, a vocal activist and organizer within the Black Lives Matter movement, has died. A Justice Department probe into Garner's death has yet to conclude. "We didn't deserve her", the team member wrote on Saturday.