Activist Erica Garner dies in Brooklyn


Erica Garner died Saturday, after spending almost a week in a medically induced coma at a NY hospital.

According to updates on her official Twitter account, Erica was at Woodhull Hospital in a coma earlier in the week. 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.

It was her second heart attack, her mother told the New York Daily News.

Racial justice activist Erica Garner died Saturday at the age of 27, days after going into cardiac arrest and less than four years after her father was put in a choke hold and killed by police while repeating, "I can't breathe".

The eldest daughter of police brutality victim Eric Garner, Erica Garner an activist after his death in 2014. Doctors at the time said the pregnancy put a strain on her heart and that her heart was enlarged. One thread of messages claimed NYPD officers kicked everyone out of her hospital room despite the fact that they were allowed to be there.

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Ms Garner was a mother-of-two, and had a son in August whom she named after her father. "Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just as much".

Now, unfortunately, she has passed away.

"It's hard to find any aspect of life that's not impacted by racial discrimination", Richard David, a neonatologist at the University of IL of Chicago, told NPR. Pantaleo had been in the process of arresting Garner on the suspicion that he was selling loose cigarettes. In a 2015 op-ed in the Guardian, she warned that "conflicts can destroy movements" and anxious about those seeking fame and media attention instead of real change.

"My thoughts are with Erica Garner", he said. "It really really was", a tweet posted to her account said. A grand jury declined to indict the officer involved, although the city of NY reached a $5.9 million settlement with the Garner family in 2015 for a wrongful-death lawsuit. "What do you want from marching?' He was my father", Garner told NBC News in 2015.