Activist Erica Garner declared brain dead

29 December, 2017, 01:02 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • Erica Garner Esaw Garner and Rev. Al Sharpton speak before meeting with Department of Justice officials

"She's not gone; she's brain dead", Esaw Snipes said.

You can nearly say that the day the NY police officer took Eric Garner's life unnecessarily with a vicious chokehold in Staten Island in 2014, he also squeezed out most of the life of his daughter Erica.

This was not the first heart attack that Garner experienced, says Snipes.

A person running her Twitter page told Garner's 35,000 followers on Wednesday that she had suffered severe brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest".

Upon hearing the sad news, rappers Common and MC Lyte offered their prayers to Erica Garner's family. Doctors told her she had an enlarged heart when she suffered a heart attack four months ago after giving birth to her son, whom she named after her father, the Daily News reported.

In July 2014, police attempted to arrest Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, for allegedly selling cigarrettes illegally in Staten Island.

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She became an outspoken and sometimes controversial activist following his death, holding marches and speaking often to the media about her father's case.

"My thoughts are with Erica Garner, her family and friends in hoping that she has a full recovery and rejoins the struggle for justice as soon as possible", Sanders wrote on Twitter. Below we feature Erica Garner, in her own words, from her interviews on Democracy Now!

She has been in a coma since then, it said.

Erica Garner has been hospitalized in Brooklyn since Saturday.

It also pushed Erica Garner into activism.

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