Mom: Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's daughter in coma

Dec 29, 2017, 01:04
Mom: Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's daughter in coma

Eric Garner's daughter Erica Garner takes part in candlelight vigil at the site where her father died in July past year after being put in a chokehold, during a Martin Luther King Day service in the Staten Island borough of New York January 19, 2015.

Doctors treating Erica Garner have declared her brain dead with no chance of recovery, according to the New York Daily News. Erica, who'd worked as an anti-police brutality activist after the death of her father, suffered a heart attack last week.

"Devastating! Praying for Erica Garner + sending love + light to her family + friends", tweeted Common.

Garner, 27, had never come off of life support since Thursday morning, her mother Esaw Snipes said. Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just as much.

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

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She became an outspoken and sometimes controversial activist following his death, holding marches and speaking often to the media about her father's case.

She has been in a coma since then, it said.

"She's not gone, she's brain dead", Garner's heartbroken mother explained. His final words were "I can't breathe", which he repeated 11 times. New York ABC station WABC confirmed Garner suffered a heart attack over the holiday weekend.

Erica Garner has been hospitalized in Brooklyn since Saturday. This episode helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement and motivated Erica Garner to become a proponent of police reforms and judicial equity.