Daughter of police victim declared brain dead

Erica Garner left daughter of chokehold death victim Eric Garner and his mother Gwen Carr talk to the press after attending a court hearing in the Staten Island borough of New York Thursday Feb. 5 2015

Activist Daughter of Eric Garner Declared Brain Dead No Chance of Recovery

"She's not gone, she's brain dead", says her mother.

According to the New York Daily News, the doctors at the Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn have said there is no chance of recovery.

Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner who died in July 2014 from an illegal chokehold by an NYPD officer, has been declared brain dead, reports the New York Daily News.

Since Erica Garner first stepped on the front line seeking justice for her father, she has also been vocal on the war on drugs and has heavily criticized the Democratic Party for its apathetic so-called pragmatism in the face of rampant police brutality and systemic oppression in occupied communities. The elder Garner had been put into a chokehold by an officer with the New York Police Department and could be heard pleading, "I can't breathe!"

Social media users have sent Garner and her family prayers in hope that a miracle would happen.

A worker running Garner's Twitter account stated Wednesday night that a "cat scan shows Erica suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest". Sanders offered his best wishes to Garner and her family on Tuesday, and praised her activism.

Erica Garner was hospitalized on Saturday night, her mother said, after an asthma episode caused a heart attack. She became a prominent civil rights leader and met former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016.

"From three years ago, she never stopped", he said.

Erica Garner became a voice against police brutality after his death. The city of NY settled with Eric Garner's estate for $5.9 million in July 2015.

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