Activist Erica Garner, daughter of police chokehold victim, dies after heart attack

Erica Garner has turned personal tragedy into a platform for activism

Erica Garner - a lobbyist for social equity and the eldest little girl of the man who passed on from a police strangle hold in NY in 2014 - dead on Saturday morning days in the wake of affliction a heart assault, her mom Esaw Snipes said.

Garner's oldest daughter, Erica, became a prominent activist and outspoken critic of police misconduct after her father's death. The friend running her Twitter account posted she had suffered brain damage. In 2014, her father, Eric Garner, who was black, was stopped on Staten Island for selling untaxed cigarettes and died after a white police officer subdued him with a chokehold. In September, the city's Civilian Complaint Review Board recommended the NYPD discipline Pantaleo because he used a banned chokehold while trying to arrest Garner. Erica Garner became a voice for police accountability after his death, criticizing Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio over policing matters.

Erica's family tweeted this from her official account: "When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt. her heart was bigger than the world".

"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. "No one gave her justice".

"I feel like an agent for individuals all through this entire country since I'm doing this. I'm speaking out, me being his daughter", she said in the ad.

Garner urged unity in the social justice movement and sought to mend fissures and conflicts within it.

When you were her friend, you her friend through all adversity. "This city will miss her unshakable sense of justice and passion for humanity", he said. "She was a fierce protector of her friends and family". "She left on her own terms". All this for being Black in America. Her father didn't deserve this.

Rev. Al Sharpton influenced a comparable point in commending Erica To accumulate as a "warrior to the end" in her battle for equity on Saturday morning at a gathering with the National Action Network.

When Erica Garner gave birth to a son in August, she named him after her father.

The mother of two, who resides in Brooklyn, went into cardiac arrest Saturday night after suffering an asthma attack, her family has said in media interviews and on social media.

"If anything she would want us to do in memory of her is keep fighting for justice and keep fighting for families", he said.

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