Erica Garner, 27, activist; daughter of petty criminal Eric Garner
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2017-12-30 16:28:17 UTC

Erica Garner, daughter of police chokehold victim, dies in Brooklyn

BY Thomas Tracy Christina Carrega


Saturday, December 30, 2017, 9:13 AM

The daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner died in Brooklyn Saturday morning, sources said.

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.

“She was a warrior, she was a fighter and we didn’t pull the plug on her,” said Esaw Snipes, Garner’s mother. “She left on her own terms.”

Relatives and friends had kept a constant vigil at Woodhull Hospital.



Daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner dies at 27

By Gwynne Hogan

December 30, 2017 | 9:35am | Updated

Daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner dies at 27

Erica Garner suffered ‘major brain damage’ in the heart attack

Erica Garner, whose father Eric became a national symbol of excessive police force after he died in a struggle with cops on Staten Island, died early Saturday, her family said.

Garner, 27, suffered “major brain damage” from a heart attack last weekend.

She died at Woodhull Hospital of natural causes, said the Rev. Al Sharpton, who noted her family did not remove Garner from life support.

Erica Garner became a political activist after her father’s 2014 death, in which an NYPD officer placed him in a chokehold while arresting him
for selling loose cigarettes.

“She has passed,” Sharpton said. “Her heart was broken when she didn’t get justice. … The [heart] attack just dealt with the pieces that were left.”

Her mother, Esaw, noted Garner was born at the hospital where she died.

“She was a warrior and a fighter. And she fought till the end. From the day she was born she was a fighter,” Esaw Garner said. “We’re gonna stay strong as a family and gonna take care of her child and make sure her children know how much she loved them.”

Her death was confirmed on her official Twitter account.
Modal TriggerRev. Al Sharpton, second from right, near Woodhull Hospital with Erica Garner’s family after she died.Brigitte Stelzer
“Erica the world loves you. I love you. I am glad you came into our lives. May you find the peace in the next life that you deserved while you were here. I will always love you my sister. love you,” the account tweeted at 9:36 am. “She passed away this morning. The reports are real. We didn’t deserve her.”

“When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt. Her heart was bigger than the world. It really really was. She cared when most people wouldn’t have. She was good. She only pursued right, no matter what. No one gave her justice,” said a follow up tweet at 9:41 a.m.
2017-12-30 19:57:25 UTC
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