Erica Garner’s Family Disputes Activist is “Brain Dead”
Erica Garner’s family is disputing reports that the activist and daughter of Eric Garner is ‘brain dead’. Garner is currently in a New York hospital in grave condition after suffering a heart attack.
She has been hospitalized in Brooklyn since Saturday. To date, family members have provided conflicting reports about her status. A close friend who is overseeing her Twitter account posted she had suffered brain damage.
Garner’s mother, Esaw Snipes, confirms that she’s in a coma but there’s a “glimpse of hope” she could recover.
Activist Shaun King also says that he visited Garner on Thursday and that she has not passed away, as some outlets had reported.
Garner became an activist, after her father Eric, died as a result of a police officer subduing him with a chokehold in 2014. His last words were “I can’t breathe”, which became a slogan for activists.