Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner who became an outspoken activist against police brutality after her father's death at the hands of a NY police officer, died Saturday, according to her mother.
He was selling loose cigarettes on the sidewalk outside a store at the time.
Garner was the daughter of NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner, whose death fueled the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.
- officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) December 30, 2017When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt.
"She was a warrior to the end".
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Sources have said it meant a lot to her because she needed to prove to her fans that she can deliver a great performance live. While winter in NY is typically anything but warm, much warmer temperatures are usually in the forecast during New Years.
Out of respect for Erica Garner and her iconic battle for justice against police brutality which is primarily an act mostly people of color in the United States of America are experiencing, the family has requested for only Black journalists to request for their commentary.
Mr Garner's last words, "I can't breathe", became a slogan for activists.
De Blasio called Garner's death a "horrible tragedy" in a tweet.
Days before the anniversary of her father's death in 2015, she led a march through the streets of St. George and Tompkinsville, as part of a week-long series of events planned to honor his legacy and raise awareness of what she believed was a trend of police brutality in the country. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election. A grand jury declined to indict the officer involved, although the city of NY reached a $5.9 million settlement with the Garner family in 2015 for a wrongful-death lawsuit.
She ultimately decided against mounting a campaign, however. In a series of tweets after the meeting, Erica Garner again stressed that she wanted to see progress on the investigation. "She stood up for justice for her father", the Reverend Al Sharpton said in announcing the death of Ms Garner.