On Saturday, the world lost Erica Garner, who became one of the leading voices in the Black Lives Matter movement after her father, Eric, was killed during a struggle with police. We didn't deserve her. She was good. She only pursued right, no matter what.
Erica Garner used her prominence after his death to speak out against police abuse. 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", according to a statement posted Wednesday. "She stood up for justice for her father", the Rev. Al Sharpton said in announcing the death of Garner, 27, at a NY hospital.
Garner came to prominence when her father, Eric Garner, died in 2014 after being put in a chokehold by an New York City police officer, an event that touched off protests across the country. A grand jury declined to indict the officer; the city agreed to pay a $6 million civil settlement.
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- officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) December 30, 2017de Blasio. explain how she died with no justice. 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.
"She was a warrior, she was a fighter and we didn't pull the plug on her", Esaw Snipes, Garner's mother, told the New York Daily News. "She left on her own terms".
"She passed away this morning", a tweet posted to Erica Garner's Twitter account by family members Saturday morning read. News of her hospitalization and Saturday passing prompted an outpouring of support from high profile progressive activists and politicians, including Vermont Sen.