No, I’m not making light of the situation:
“Erica Garner, the oldest daughter of Eric Garner, who died after a New York City police officer put him in a chokehold, has been declared brain dead. The 27-year-old activist was in a medically induced coma after suffering a heart attack Saturday.
An asthmatic episode brought on her severe heart attack, her mother Esaw Snipes told The New York Times and Garner was brought to the intensive care unit at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. A tweet from her verified account Wednesday says a “cat scan shows Erica suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest.”
“She’s not gone, she’s brain dead,” Snipes told the Daily News. “Physically she is still with us.”
Garner remained on life support as family members went to the hospital Thursday morning to say their final goodbyes, the Daily News reported. …”
sad about Erica Garner. Especially because I had a friend pass in the same way earlier this year.
Erica Garner is 27. she had a massive heart attack. the whole racism-causes-toxic-stress-on-our-bodies thing is more than just an interesting article. It’s life or death.
— wikipedia brown (@eveewing) December 28, 2017
It’s probably not a coincidence though that BOTH a 43-year-old black man and his 27-year-old daughter ended up dropping dead from a massive heart attack. There might be something more going on here than, you know, a simple case of racism and social justice. Did you know the leading cause of death in the black community is obesity and heart disease, not police brutality?
Note: Why was Heather Heyer the only person who died from trauma in Charlottesville?