Erica Garner, an activist for social justice and the eldest daughter of the man who died from a police choke hold in NY in 2014, died on Saturday morning days after suffering a heart attack, her mother Esaw Snipes said.
Erica's father, Eric, a 43-year-old black American, died in July 2014 after a New York City police officer held him in a chokehold.
"People ask, 'When will you stop marching?" "I have had the privilege of joining with her at a number of events and was deeply impressed with her courage and insights".
A message posted on her Twitter account said she had brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest".
Among her survivors are two children, a daughter Alyssa and a four-month-old son, Eric; her mother, Esaw Snipes; and her siblings, Emerald Garner, Eric Snipes, Emery Snipes; and a half-sister, Legacy Garner-Miller. She was great. She just sought after right, regardless.
"My thoughts are with Erica Garner, her family and friends in hoping that she has a full recovery and rejoins the struggle for justice as soon as possible".
"Even with my own heartbreak, when I demand justice, it's never just for Eric Garner", she wrote in a Washington Post op-ed past year endorsing then-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He added that her family did not remove her from life support. She endorsed Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president and appeared in an campaign advertisement for the senator from Vermont, who posted a statement on Twitter earlier in the week in response to the news about her health. "A truth teller. As genuine and authentic of a soul you'll ever encounter", activist Shaun King wrote on Twitter.
On Twitter, reverend and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson said he sent "prayers and condolences to the family of warrior of justice, #EricaGarner". "We're less because of this loss". She was particularly critical of de Blasio, noting that he defended the NYPD's decision not to release Pantaleo's disciplinary records after her father's death. "Erica had to fight for justice". All this for being Black in America. She didn't deserve this. "She was a warrior to the end".
"Many will say that Erica died of a heart attack, but that's only partially true because her heart was already broken when she couldn't get justice for her father", he said.
"If anything she would want us to do in memory of her is keep fighting for justice and keep fighting for families", he said.