Sup. Sequanna Taylor
Press Release

Supervisor Taylor Applauds Milwaukee Community in Search for Major Harris

 

By - Oct 25th, 2021 04:45 pm

MILWAUKEE – On October 16 an Amber Alert was sent out for missing 3-year-old Major Harris after the body of his mother, Mallery Muenzenberger, was found. After nearly a week of tireless searching from the community and family, Major Harris was found dead on October 21.

“It was inspiring to see the community in Milwaukee come together to support Major Harris’ family in searching, offering resources, assisting in providing housing while here, and much more,” said Supervisor Sequanna Taylor. “Milwaukee continues to feel the immeasurable pain caused by gun violence. It is now time that we come together as a community to prevent this from happening again. I send my condolences to the family in their loss of Major Harris.”

Supervisor Taylor joined the on the ground search for Harris. Vaun Mayes of Community Task Force MKE, Tory Lowe, and Liz Brown were among community leaders who coordinated searches.

Support also came from the City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention, 414LIFE, Milwaukee Police Department Chief Jeffrey Norman and Inspector Paul Formolo, and Black Clinicians Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee County Housing Division assisted Major’s father, Carlton Harris, with housing as he came from out of state to search for his son.

Supervisor Taylor will put forward an amendment to the 2022 Milwaukee County Recommended Budget requesting the District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Sherriff’s Office, develop a no questions asked gun buyback program that incentivizes residents to turn in guns.

The program’s goal will be to reduce the number of illegal firearms on the street, deter gun violence, and increase violence awareness prevention in the community.

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