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Erica Garner Was Reportedly Declared Brain Dead

29 December 2017

On Thursday morning, family members were called in to say final goodbyes to Erica, after the doctor declared her brain dead with a slim chance of recovery. 27-year-old Erica became an outspoken critic of police brutality after her father's death.

Earlier this month, in an interview on the webshow Like it or Not, she talked about the physical toll that organizing and activism can take.

'Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just as much'.

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A lot of Twitter users have reached out to send prayers to Erica, including Bernie Sanders among others. "RIP @es_snipes. That family still needs us #Garner", Williams tweeted.

Garner was strangled to death after being stopped for selling loose cigarettes in Staten Island.

Massive protests were held across the country to register anger over the grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

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Eric Garner died after being put in a banned chokehold by Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

The mother of two had her second heart attack since August on Saturday, Dec. 23. Doctor's informed the family that the pregnancy caused her intense stress due to her already enlarged heart. In the years since she has continued to advocate more broadly, against police brutality and in support of racial equality. The New York Daily News first reported the news in July 2015, in an article titled, "EXCLUSIVE: DNA test shows 1-year-old girl is daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner".

Protesters converged on busy streets, blocking traffic, and staged die-ins, carried mock coffins and chanted "I can't breathe" - Garner's last words before he died.

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Erica Garner Was Reportedly Declared Brain Dead