Eric Garner's Daughter, An Advocate Against Police Brutality, Is In A Coma

Dec 26, 2017, 00:27
Eric Garner's Daughter, An Advocate Against Police Brutality, Is In A Coma

Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner, who was killed in 2014 when NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo restrained him with an illegal chokehold, is in a coma after suffering a heart attack on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24).

Garner's mother, Esaw Snipes, told The New York Times that her daughter was in a medically induced coma following a heart attack, the newspaper reported.

Snipes-Garner said her daughter's cardiac arrest was brought on by an asthma attack Saturday night.

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In the years since her father's death, Garner has been a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement. The 27-year-old mother of two remains on life support.

"The Garner/Snipes family wants to thank you all for your prayers and support".

Erica's sister, Emerald Snipes, shared her thoughts on Facebook Sunday.

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He would later go into cardiac arrest and die. It was during that pregnancy that doctors informed her she had an enlarged heart, a condition she was previously unaware of, Snipes told the Daily News.

Erica Garner's condition has put a damper on the family's holiday cheer. "More updates will come as they are available". "I just left the hospital and prayed with her and I ask for your prayers for Erica". The NYPD prohibits use of chokeholds, but in December 2014, the grand jury decided not to indict Pantaleo, which sparked an outcry of protests against police brutality. "I can't breathe!" - became a rallying cry for protesters and outraged citizens who said the incident showed that law enforcement abused their power and mistreated people of color. The city of NY settled with Eric Garner's estate for $5.9 million in July 2015. The boy was named after her father.

Her national stature expanded to the point that she introduced former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a SC campaign rally a year ago and become one of his most visible boosters. "She's fighting", said Snipes-Garner.

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Erica's foster mother, Tanya Goode, left the Brooklyn hospital distraught.

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