The family of Eric Garner will receive 4 mil from The City of New York.
A New York judge has approved almost $4 million in payments to the family of Eric Garner from a $5.9 million wrongful death settlement with the city, according to the New York Post.
These payments will be distributed to some of Garner’s closest family members. Garner’s widow, Esaw Snipes, is set to get $1.4 million, Garner’s 3-year-old daughter, Legacy Jayleen Garner-Miller, will be awarded $1.3 million. The attorneys involved in the case are pleased with the increase in the amount Garner’s daughter will receive, saying: “I’m very happy that Legacy is going to be getting an increase in funds from that was originally proposed,” said Lorraine Coyle, the lawyer representing Garner-Miller.
Regardless of what the ending outcome would have been, there loved ones cannot be replaced. This has been an ongoing problem plaguing our communities since lord knows. Hopefully as we move forward the sacrifices that have been made will shine a light bright enough to allow the government to relinquish their idealogies in handling demographics like our own. Our prayers and love goes out to all those affected by such tragedies.