Social justice activist Erica Garner dies following heart attack

  • Social justice activist Erica Garner dies following heart attack

Social justice activist Erica Garner dies following heart attack

Erica Garner - a lobbyist for social equity and the eldest little girl of the man who passed on from a police strangle hold in NY in 2014 - dead on Saturday morning days in the wake of affliction a heart assault, her mom Esaw Snipes said.

On her website, Garner is described as an activist, writer, mother and "daddy's girl". "She never recovered from when her father died. She is in a superior place".

Erica Garner, 27, had been fighting for her life since she suffered a massive heart attack a week ago, family members told the Daily News Thursday. "I will always march".

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". Thank you for confiding in me w/ your ideas, your personal life, your goals. May you find the peace in the next life that you deserved while you were here. Doctors said her already-enlarged heart had been stressed by the pregnancy. Her official Twitter account, which has posted updates on her condition throughout the week, confirmed her death on Saturday morning.

"She minded when a great many people wouldn't have". She also set up the Garner Way Foundation in her father's honor, which she said she would use to "fight to engage communities all over the world in this struggle through, political awareness, music, arts, and community activism". "No one gave her justice". "This is just the first fight in 27 years she lost". Pantaleo had been in the process of arresting Garner on the suspicion that he was selling loose cigarettes.

Video of the occurrence indicates New York Police officer Daniel Pantaleo handling Garner from behind and taking him to the ground utilizing an office restricted strangle hold.

With former president Obama, Garner criticized his reactions to her father's death and the slow pace of the DOJ investigation. His obvious last words - "I can't relax! I can't breathe!" - became a rallying cry for protesters and outraged citizens who said the incident showed that law enforcement abused their power and mistreated people of color. A jury voted not to indict Pantaleo on criminal charges and he remains on the force. The city of NY settled with Eric Garner's bequest for $5.9 million in July 2015.

"We are just praying for a miracle", Rev. Al Sharpton, who visited Garner this week, told The News Thursday.

Various Black Lives Matter activists and conspicuous legislators have lauded her life and battle about the previous couple of days.