Monday, March 30, 2015

Dedicated to Her Father's Death from Police

Erica Garner's father Eric Garner died after a police officer put him in a chokehold on Staten Island. Eric Garner's death attracted little media attention as all eyes were on Ferguson, until months later when the video of his final cry, "I can't breathe," was shared around the world.

Erica Garner leads marches that start after business hours, so the working class folks of her community can join. They march from the ferry to the Supreme Court, and from the Supreme Court to the 126th precinct. "Then I walk the back street down Baystreet, to the actual spot where my father was murdered," said Erica.

Every Tuesday and Thursday at six in the evening - sometimes folks come, sometimes they don't. "I usually wait for people for an hour," said Erica. "They come every 15 minutes from the ferry boat."