Prosecutors in the Department of Justice have recommended federal civil rights charges against the police officer whose arms just happened to be wrapped around Eric Garner’s neck when he died on a Staten Island, N.Y., sidewalk in 2014, but some officials within the Justice Department are reportedly hesitant to do so.
Erica Garner may be physically gone from this world, but her fight and legacy live on.
On Monday, at the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, supporters, activists and celebrities gathered to mourn the passing of 27-year-old mother and activist Erica Garner.
Erica Garner’s short life was marked by her unbridled, studied passion for justice. And that passion, that pain, spilled over into her funeral service Monday evening.
As we mourn the recent and untimely death of Erica Garner, a young woman in the prime of life and a new mother who risked everything in pursuit of justice for her father, Eric Garner, we cannot forget the toll the work of fighting for justice takes on black women.
When I met Erica Garner in 2016 at the Drug Policy Alliance Conference in New York City, it was not a meeting of activist and journalist; it was a chance meeting between two women who were desperately missing their fathers and determined that they would never be forgotten, that their legacies would endure.
Erica Garner, the daughter of police-brutality victim Eric Garner, who died in 2014 after a New York City police officer restrained him using an illegal choke hold, passed away Saturday morning at the age of 27. Her official email account confirmed the news.
Updated Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, 4:55 p.m. EST: Erica Garner is still fighting for her life after suffering brain damage, following a heart attack over the holiday weekend.
On Thursday they told us once again that what we saw with our very own eyes is not what happened. They switched the narrative, painted another black man as an aggressor who caused his own death, and even with video evidence that directly contradicts their narrative, no cops are being charged.
Spoiler alert: If you happen to film a police officer killing a black person, the cops might not like it. That’s one of the not-so-surprising revelations from a new documentary set to premiere this month.
Today, July 17, marks the third anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island, N.Y., husband and father who was killed by New York City police—his last words the refrain, “I can’t breathe,” invigorating a nascent Black Lives Matter movement and driving thousands into the streets to protest.
Shady is as shady does, and it turns out that undercover officers with the New York City Police Department embedded themselves so deeply into the lives of Black Lives Matter activists, they were able to gain access to text messages meant for a very limited audience.
On July 17, 2014, New York City Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo grabbed Eric Garner, wrapped his arm around Garner’s neck and—even though the NYPD banned the use of choke holds in 1993—squeezed. When Garner muttered, “I can’t breathe,” Pantaleo still squeezed. Pantaleo continued to press Garner’s face into…
U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch will not complete the Justice Department’s investigation into the choke hold death of Eric Garner before she leaves office, according to a report released Friday.
Four years before Eric Garner died after an altercation with New York City police officers on Staten Island, N.Y., another man also died in the same neighborhood, his last words eerily echoing Garner’s: “I can’t breathe.”
The daughter of Eric Garner slammed Hillary Clinton's campaign Thursday after WikiLeaks released email conversations showing that the campaign discussed using her father's death to protest gun violence, CNN reports.
The Department of Justice has overhauled the Eric Garner investigative team, replacing the New York team of agents and lawyers looking into his 2014 death, the New York Times reports.
Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner, who died in police custody on a Staten Island, N.Y., street after he was choked to death, took to Twitter to blast New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is white and married to a black woman.
Ramsey Orta, the New York City man who filmed Eric Garner's death, recently accepted a plea deal on weapons and drug charges and is likely to spend the next four years in prison.
It was an emotional moment Tuesday night when the "Mothers of the Movement" took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to speak about their children's deaths and endorse Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.