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Activist Erica Garner Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

Activist Erica Garner Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

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Erica Garner had been in a coma for a week

Erica Garner, the daughter of police brutality victim Eric Garner, has died, according to the New York Daily News.

Erica was only 27.

READ: Erica Garner Blasts The NYPD For Her Father’s Death

For a week now, Erica was fighting for her life after suffering a heart attack that was triggered by an asthma attack. On Wednesday, news came out that Erica was brain dead. However, a day after her family was still holding on to hope that she could recover.

READ: Erica Garner In A Coma On Life Support After Suffering From Heart Attack

On July 17th 2014, Eric Garner was killed after police officers, who were arresting him for selling cigarettes, put him in a chokehold. The footage of that incident quickly spread, with the phrase “I Can’t Breath” — which Garner said while being choked — becoming a battle cry for civil rights activists.

After his death, Erica became an activist and a critic of police brutality.

Source: NYDailyNews



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