Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner dies at 27

Erica Garner takes part in candlelight vigil at the site where her father died in July last year after

Garner, who is the oldest daughter of Eric Garner, who died in July 2014 after NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo restrained him with an illegal chokehold, was on life support at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., after suffering a heart attack on Christmas Eve. "No one gave her justice", she wrote.

A video of Eric Garner, in a police chokehold complaining he could not breathe, sparked national protests.

Hearts are heavy today as reports poured in that activist and eldest daughter of slain Staten Island man Eric Garner, Erica Garner, has died.

The elder Garner, 43, died after being put in a chokehold by NY police officer Daniel Pantaleo. Pantaleo had been in the process of arresting Garner on the suspicion that he was selling loose cigarettes.




During the 2016 USA presidential campaign, Garner endorsed the bid of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to become the Democratic presidential candidate and slammed the Clinton campaign when leaked emails revealed they were discussing how to use her father's death as political capital. Her family confirmed this week that she had been declared brain dead after an asthma attack reportedly stressed Garner's enlarged heart and triggered cardiac arrest.

When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt. A jury voted not to indict Pantaleo on criminal charges and he remains on the force.

After his death, Erica became an activist and a critic of police brutality.

Rest in peace Erica Garner and thank you for your service. In 2016, she campaigned on behalf of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent, for president.

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