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Erica Garner, daughter of Cop Chokehold Victim Eric Garner

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"If A Good cop actually used forced to stop the murder of my dad then he would be alive today." ~ Erica Garner |

Erica Garner, the late daughter of chokehold victim Eric Garner discussed the indictments and the arrest of police with guest host, Dashon Farad on The Gist of Freedom.

Erica Garner entered the public eye in July 2014 when her father, Eric Garner, died after being put in a chokehold by a New York City police officer. Eric Garner was seen on video saying, "I can't breathe" 11 times before he died.

 Erica Garner became a prominent figure calling for an end to police brutality, as her father's last words became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. She staged weekly "die-ins" on the sidewalk in front of a beauty supply store in Staten Island, the site where the New York City police officer put her father in the fatal chokehold.



Erica Garner had been in a coma since Dec. 23, 2017 when she had an asthma attack that triggered a heart attack,according to the New York Daily News. 

Excerpts NPR