Black Lives Matter Activist Erica Garner Dies After Suffering Massive Heart Attack


Black Lives Matter Activist Erica Garner Dies After Suffering Massive Heart Attack

Erica Garner has been hospitalized in Brooklyn since Saturday.

Friends and activists are visiting the NY hospital where Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's eldest daughter is in grave condition after a heart attack.

The Rev. Al Sharpton spoke outside the hospital Saturday morning confirming her death.

For a week now, Erica was fighting for her life after suffering a heart attack that was triggered by an asthma attack.

- officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) December 30, 2017When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt. The Staten Island native's death was captured on video, as New York Police Officer, Daniel Pantaleo, tackled the 43 year-old from behind on the ground and put him in a choke-hold. She cared when most people wouldn't have. Garner has relentlessly pursued justice not just for her father but for many other victims of police brutality.

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Her official twitter account, being run by her family, said she had suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen. He added that her family did not remove her from life support. A grand jury declined to indict the officer; the city agreed to pay a $6 million civil settlement.

His last words were "I can't breathe", a statement that was used during marches and protests from angry civilians who demanded justice.

"She was a warrior, she was a fighter and we didn't pull the plug on her", said Esaw Snipes, Garner's mother. "What do you want from marching?' He was my father", Garner told NBC News in 2015. It was during the pregnancy that she was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and suffered her first heart attack shortly after the delivery.

Erica Garner became a voice for police accountability after his death, criticizing Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio over policing matters.

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