Erica Garner, Activist Daughter of Chokehold Victim, Brain Dead

29 December, 2017, 02:01 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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Garner became widely known in activist circles after her father, Eric Garner, was choked to death by a NY police officer in July 2014.

Garner, who named her newborn after her late father, has been an advocate for combating police brutality ever since his death in 2014. As of Thursday morning, she remained on life support. "Physically she is still with us".

A tweet Wednesday on Erica Garner's Twitter account, which has 35,000 followers, said a CAT scan found she suffered brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest".

It was a haunting reminder of her father's last words.

Eric Garner died after being put in a banned chokehold by Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

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Public reaction to Garner's death contributed to mounting national outrage against police brutality and helped foment the Black Lives Matter movement.

According to Emerald's statement on the family's Indiegogo page, Snipes was mother to eight-month-old Shardinee when she first met Eric Garner. Davis was reportedly awaiting a flight to Texas to attend her father's funeral. It also spurred Erica Garner into activism.

The 27-year-old activist had been in a coma since Christmas Eve when an asthma attack triggered a heart attack, reported the newspaper. His daughter became an activist after his death, even appearing in a campaign ad for then-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Doctors say Erica Garner will not recover, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Davis was a longtime Atlanta news anchor, having spent 26 years at WAGA FOX5 before moving to CBS46 as a morning news anchor, where she had been working for the past year. Garner's condition was announced from her Twitter account. "I'm speaking out, me being his daughter", she said in the ad.


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