Activist and writer Erica Garner, the daughter of a NY man who died at the hands of police, died on Saturday. State violence NEVER just stops at the initial interaction. "She is in a superior place". An autopsy confirmed that while Garner had dealt with obesity and asthma, the chokehold had also played a role in his fatal heart attack. It spreads into families, friends, and communities, #EricaGarner should still be with us and I'll always blame the NYPD for killing her father and now her. Rest In Peace and power, sis. A CT scan showed that Garner, who was being treated at a hospital in Brooklyn, suffered "major brain damage from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest".
"Erica the world adores you". I love you. I am glad you came into our lives. May you discover the peace in the following life that you merited while you were here.
Garner's official Twitter account, run by her family and friends since she became ill, asked that she be remembered as a mother, daughter, sister and aunt with a heart "bigger than the world". It was Garner's second heart attack. "It outrageously was", her record said. She cared when most people wouldn't have. "She fought the good fight. Nobody gave her equity". In July 2014, police endeavored to capture Eric Garner for purportedly offering cigarrettes wrongfully in Staten Island. Garner's last words, "I can't breathe", became a slogan for activists. "I can't inhale!" - turned into a reviving sob for nonconformists and insulted nationals who said the episode demonstrated that law requirement mishandled their energy and abused minorities.
Erica Garner, a prominent activist against police brutality, whose father's death at the hands of U.S. officers spurred mass protests, has died after suffering a heart attack.
She disclosed to CNN's Don Lemon in 2014 she trusted her dad's passing had more to do with police wrongdoing than race.
"Even with my own heartbreak, when I demand justice, it's never just for Eric Garner", she wrote in a Washington Post op-ed past year endorsing then-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. "That is the thing that I need to do". 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.
"When you were her companion, you (were) her companion through all difficulty", lobbyist Shaun King said on Twitter.