Ald. Khalif Rainey
Press Release

Shooting takes a positive agent for change in the community

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton August 26, 2019

By - Aug 26th, 2019 03:39 pm

Quanita “Tay” Jackson was someone trying to make a positive difference in the community and had just organized a youth basketball tournament at Moody Park on Saturday. She was killed in a shooting yesterday across from the park and our prayers are now with her loved ones and friends.

One of her colleagues at Fresh Empire had this to say about her: “Quanita was the energy Milwaukee so desperately needs. She was friends to a few but family to most. Her desire to be greater than her circumstances was both refreshing and empowering. At 20 she fought to put her words into action and she will be missed by me and her entire Fresh Empire family.”

It is incredibly sad that we have lost someone who was working with youth and bringing positive energy where it is truly needed. Our condolences go to her family and to all of those who worked with her in giving back to the community.

Please help bring to justice the person or persons responsible for Ms. Jackson’s death. If you have information please call Milwaukee Police immediately at 414-935-7360 (you CAN remain anonymous).

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