Sister of Eric Garner, Erika, dies after heart attack

Sister of Eric Garner, Erika, dies after heart attack

The daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner died Saturday after a week-long hospital stay following a heart attack. From three years ago, she never stopped. "She is in a superior place". During his weekly telecast, Sharpton said "the media will say 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", per Buzzfeed News. She was always at rallies, she was always calling me, 'Reverend, we'll do this.

"Erica the world loves you. I love you. I am glad you came into our lives", the family said in a post on Garner's Twitter account. May you discover the peace in the following life that you merited while you were here.

Garner died early Saturday morning at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, her official Twitter account confirmed. Her heart was greater than the world. "She cared when most people wouldn't have". She was great. She just sought after right, regardless.

Her father's death was one of the first major police brutality cases that brought attention to the issue. He was confronted by police officers on a Staten Island street corner for allegedly selling loose cigarettes.

Her father, Eric Garner, died after a police officer subdued him with a chokehold in 2014. His last words were reportedly "I can't breathe".

She recently received $163,600 as part of the city's $5.9 million wrongful-death settlement with the family, according to distrubution records.

The 27-year-old was a prominent social justice activist who spearheaded protests against police brutality. "It's about the police officer and abusing their power". Bernie Sanders of Vermont and prominently appeared in an ad for his campaign.

"I feel like an agent for individuals all through this entire country since I'm doing this".

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In 2016, she met with President Obama after she took to Twitter to express her outrage that she was not given the opportunity to speak with the commander in chief at a town hall in the nation's capital. "That's what I want to do. I simply need to tell my fact".

Garner urged unity in the social justice movement and sought to mend fissures and conflicts within it. "When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt". Her family doesn't merit this. A truth teller. As genuine and authentic of a soul you'll ever encounter.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called Garner's death a "horrible tragedy". "This city will miss her steadfast feeling of equity and enthusiasm for mankind", he said.

Sanders praised her as an "exceptional young woman" and offered his condolences. "She was a fighter for justice and will not be forgotten", he said.

A few activists recommended the NYPD and its frameworks of energy bore some duty regarding her passing.

Ms Garner became a prominent member of the Black Lives Matter movement following her father's death. "Erica had to fight for justice". "She left on her own terms". "Her heart was assaulted by a framework that would gag her father and not consider responsible those that did it". Her family doesn't deserve this. This for being Black in America. "She was a warrior to the end".

She had been in a coma since 23 December after suffering a heart attack triggered by an asthma attack.

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