NEW YORK — The daughter of police choke-hold victim Eric Garner is brain dead with no chance of recovery. Doctors made the announcement five days after the mother of two suffered a massive heart attack. Garner, became an outspoken critic of the police after her father’s death in 2013.
The Daily News is reporting that the 27-year-old remained on life support Thursday morning, her mother Esaw Snipes said.
“She’s not gone, she’s brain dead,” Garner’s heartbroken mother explained. “Physically she is still with us.”
“We’re here with the family every day,” Sharpton said. “(Erica) was a warrior. She was a real activist, she was always involved. From three years ago, she never stopped. She was always at rallies, she was always calling me — ‘Reverend, we’ll do this. Reverend, we’ll do that. We’ll do it your way, then I’m gonna do it different than you.’
“It’s just sad to see her laying there and not the active Erica that we know,” he said.
Garner has been in a coma since Saturday, when an asthma attack triggered a heart attack.
For more on this story, click the "read more" button below.
"BUILD THE WALL" bumper stickers now on sale. (BUY NOW)
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.