Erica Garner Passes Away

The daughter of the late Eric Garner, Erica Garner, passed away at the age of 27. The strong activist and mother of two was strong and very thoughtful in her words. 

Her father, Eric Garner was killed July 17, 2014, when an NYPD officer restrained him with an illegal chokehold. The killing was caught on camera with Garner repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe.” The officer was never indicted.

She was a strong social justice activist. She stood by Bernie Sanders with  his run for presidency. She disregarded the Clinton campained when hearing that her father's death was a talking point. She went on to tweet "If playing the race card is fighting for human rights for Black people unapologetically ... Then DEAL ME IN!!!"  

She had an asthma attack which led to a heart attack on December 23, 2017. She was unaware of the heart issues she had until the last pregnancy in August. Her mother said that the first cardiac issue put a strain on her heart. Doctors discovered that her heart was enlarged in a condition Erica had not been aware of. She never fully recovered from the heat attack.