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Erica Garner

Erica Garner

Erica Garner was the daughter of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who was killed by New York City Police Department officers for selling loose cigarettes. She passed away on December 30th, 2017.

She is the granddaughter of Gwen Carr an activist against police violence and member of the Mothers of the Movement group.

Controversy with the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, 2016

On October 27, 2016 Erica Garner made a series of tweets criticizing the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, 2016 for politicizing the death of her father.

"I'm troubled by the revelation that you and this campaign actually discussed 'using' Eric Garner...

Why would you want to 'use' my dad?" Erica Garner tweeted along with a link to emails released by WikiLeaks.

"These people will co opt anything to push their agenda.

Police violence is not the same as gun violence."

"I'm vey [sic] interested to know exactly what @CoreyCiorciari meant when he said 'I know we have an Erica Garner problem' in the #PodestaEmails19," she added.

"I'm glad you had Maya on your team to explain why you won't be USING my dad in you fucking gun violence piece...

Black woman saved your ass," Garner tweeted about Harris.

In emails leaked by WikiLeaks in The DNC Email Scandal of 2016, Hillary Clinton staffers, discuss using Eric Garner's death to push forward gun control measures, despite the fact that Eric Garner was strangled by a police officer.

As Hillary Clinton and her aides went through final drafts of a gun violence op-ed they would submit to the New York Daily News, a question came up: Should the campaign include a reference to Eric Garner?

Garner, who died in 2014, was not killed by gun violence; he died after being placed in a choke-hold by a New York police officer.

In emails obtained and posted by WikiLeaks, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill wrote that the campaign should consider mentioning Garner. [1]

"I know we have Erica Garner issues, but we don't want to mention Eric at all?

I can see her coming after us for leaving him out of the piece," Merrill wrote in a March email, referring to Garner’s daughter, Erica, who was a supporter of Bernie Sanders during the primary.

In response, Karen Finney stated that Eric Garner "wasn't killed by a gun it was police violence." Maya Harris, another Clinton aide replied via email, "Eric Garner not included because not killed by gun violence."

Heart Attack

On December 25th, the New York Daily News reported Erica Garner was on life support in an ICU after suffering a heart attack.

On December 26th, Bernie Sanders tweeted, "My thoughts are with Erica Garner, her family and friends in hoping that she has a full recovery and rejoins the struggle for justice as soon as possible. I have had the privilege of joining with her at a number of events and was deeply impressed with her courage and insights."

On December 27th.

her Twitter account posted, "Update: Cat scan shows Erica suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest. Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just as much."


On December 30th, it was reported that Erica Garner has passed away.


Citation Linknydailynews.comNew York Daily Newsarticle about the controversy
Oct 27, 2016, 7:34 PM
Citation Linklatimes.comLos Angeles Timesarticle about the incident
Oct 27, 2016, 7:35 PM
Citation Linkwashingtonexaminer.comWashington Examinerarticle on the incident
Oct 27, 2016, 7:36 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comErica Garner's Twitterprofile
Oct 27, 2016, 7:37 PM
Citation Linkhuffingtonpost.comErica Garner on Huffingtonpost.
Oct 27, 2016, 7:37 PM
Citation Linkwashingtonpost.comErica Garner on washingtonpost.com
Oct 27, 2016, 7:37 PM
Citation Linkofficialericagarner.comErica Garner's official website
Oct 27, 2016, 8:06 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comErica Garner's YouTubechannel
Oct 27, 2016, 8:07 PM
Citation Linkgofundme.comGo Fund Mepage to support Erica's activism
Oct 27, 2016, 8:20 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Erica Garner [6]
Oct 27, 2016, 8:38 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of the Garner family with civil rights leader Al Sharpton
Oct 27, 2016, 8:39 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Erica Garner [3]
Oct 27, 2016, 8:40 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comVideo Erica Garner made, criticizing Hillary Clintonand the Establishment within the Democratic Party (United States)
Oct 27, 2016, 8:45 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comTweet by Erica criticizing the Clinton campaign [3]
Oct 27, 2016, 8:50 PM
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Citation Linkabc7ny.comNews on the death of Erica Garner.
Dec 30, 2017, 4:09 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comUpdate about Erica's cardiac arrest.
Dec 28, 2017, 5:48 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comBernie Sanders's tweet about Erica Garner
Dec 28, 2017, 5:51 PM