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General News    H3'ed 12/30/17

Erica Garner, daughter of police chokehold victim, dies

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The daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner died in Brooklyn Saturday morning, her family said. Erica Garner, 27, had been fighting for her life since she suffered a massive heart attack a week ago. “She was a warrior, she was a fighter and we didn’t pull the plug on her,” said Esaw Snipes, Garner’s mother. “She left on her own terms.” Her father Eric Garner’s pleas of “I can’t breathe!” as he was put into a chokehold by police officer Daniel Pantaleo — a move the NYPD had banned — helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement and spurred his daughter to become an advocate against police brutality.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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