Criminal justice reform activist Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, dies at 27

Criminal justice reform activist Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner
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Criminal justice reform advocate Erica Garner died Saturday, leaving behind two young children. She was 27.

Garner became a civil rights activist following the 2014 killing of her father, Eric Garner, at the hands of New York City police officers. His chokehold death was caught on camera, and his desperate plea of "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry against police brutality.

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