Mom: Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's daughter in coma

Laura Christensen
December 31, 2017

"My thoughts are with Erica Garner", he said.

She had been in a coma after suffering a massive heart attack last week that left her with severe brain damage. Garner, 27, had suffered significant brain damage this week after a heart attack, representatives said. "It really really was", her account said.

Erica Garner became an activist after the death of her father, Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York, in 2014.

The oldest daughter of a New York City man killed by a police chokehold has died at the age of 27, a spokesperson for her Twitter account confirmed Saturday morning. Officer Daniel Pantaleo placed Garner in an unlawful chokehold; after being lowered to the ground, Garner was restrained by several officers. Mr Garner also had asthma, and was filmed telling officers multiple times: "I can't breathe".

Garner, who had asthma, was pronounced dead that day.

After news of Garner's death broke, many took to social media to pay tribute to her. A Justice Department civil rights investigation into the case is ongoing.

"Her heart was bigger than the world", another tweet posted to her account read.

During the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, she endorsed Sen. "It's for my daughter; it's for the next generation of African Americans". News reports conflicted between the family of whether Garner was brain dead beyond fix or suffered brain damage with hopes of recovery.

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- officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) December 30, 2017de Blasio. explain how she died with no justice. 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. "Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just as much". "No movement is immune to conflict, but it's up to every last person on the side of justice to make the decision to move forward together".

A few activists recommended the NYPD and its frameworks of energy bore some duty regarding her passing.

De Blasio called Garner's death a "horrible tragedy" in a tweet.

She is said to be remembered as a "human: mother, sister, aunt".

Erica Garner is the eldest little girl of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six. After the meeting, they expressed frustration at the pace of the investigation, which they were told was still active.

- PrestonMitchum (@PrestonMitchum)RIP Erica Garner, my friend. A jury voted not to indict Pantaleo on criminal charges and he remains on the force.

Among her survivors are two children, a daughter Alyssa and a four-month-old son, Eric; her mother, Esaw Snipes; and her siblings, Emerald Garner, Eric Snipes, Emery Snipes; and a half-sister, Legacy Garner-Miller. At that point for her own life.

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