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Activist Erica Garner Is Dead At 27

(Last Updated On: December 30, 2017)

Activist Erica Garner has died at age 27, her household confirmed on social media as we speak. Garner, who spoke out in opposition to police brutality following the extremely publicized 2014 dying of her father, Eric, had been on life help in a Brooklyn hospital after struggling a cardiac arrest final week, NBC News reviews.

“She passed away this morning,” a tweet from Garner’s official Twitter account knowledgeable her followers. “The reports are real. We didn’t deserve her.”

Subsequent tweets famous that Garner by no means acquired justice following the dying of her 43-year-old father. A grand jury declined to convey fees in opposition to the NYPD officer who held the asthmatic father of six in a chokehold whereas he pleaded “I can’t breathe,” although his dying was dominated a murder. The case turned probably the most outstanding and controversial examples of police brutality and prompted Erica Garner to take up a brand new position as an activist who staged “die-ins” and campaigned for Senator Bernie Sanders in the course of the 2016 primaries.

Like her father, Garner additionally suffered from bronchial asthma, members of her household advised the New York Daily News; she additionally had an enlarged coronary heart. She reportedly had a coronary heart assault shortly after giving delivery to a son, whom she named after her late father, in August. An bronchial asthma assault triggered a second, and finally deadly, coronary heart assault on December 23.

“She was a warrior, she was a fighter, and we didn’t pull the plug on her,” her mom, Esaw Snipes, advised reporters. “She left on her own terms.”

“When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt,” her household tweeted. “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.”


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