Ericka Garner has been protesting in the spot where her father was murdered by police officers on every Tuesday and Thursday for over a year. Sometimes she just goes to the spot and lies down, mourning her father and railing against a system that would allow his death.

“I was able to see my dad die on national TV. They don’t know what they took from us.”

Garner considers herself to be a protester, just like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. She sees a deep racial issue in America that is far from being solved. But she also sees hope in Bernie Sanders.

“We need a president that’s gonna talk about it. I believe Bernie Sanders is a protester. He’s not scared. That’s why I’m for Bernie.”


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at