Activist Erica Garner Dies at 27


Activist Erica Garner Dies at 27

"She stood up for justice for her father", the Rev. Al Sharpton said in announcing the death of Garner, 27, at a NY hospital.

The 27-year-old became a prominent civil-rights activist after her father, Eric Garner, was killed after being put in a chokehold by a New York City police officer in 2014.

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

There was also a call to remember Garner as a "human: a mother, daughter, sister, aunt". She fought the good fight. Atlanta Black Star will be doing a more extensive piece to shine a light on the extensive work Garner has done and her legacy as an activist.

Garner's father, Eric, died in July 2014 after being placed in a chokehold by a New York Police Department officer. He added that her family did not remove her from life support.

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His words became a rallying cry for Black Lives Matter protesters, and the video of the arrest made headlines around the world.

Her official twitter account, being run by her family, said she had suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen.

A New York City medical examiner said the cause of death was homicide caused by Pantaleo's "compression" of Garner's chest.

Garner's mother, Esaw Snipes, tells the Daily News she's in a coma but there's a "glimpse of hope" she could recover. It was during the pregnancy that she was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and suffered her first heart attack shortly after the delivery. Garner, daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner died in NY on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack.

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