After 17-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl Is Beaten to Death by Her Own People, Community Activist Asks, Do Black Lives Really Matter?


Ta’Jae Warner, 17, died Tuesday after a beating she suffered in front of a Brooklyn apartment complex.

With that, community activist Tony Herbert paid a visit to the makeshift memorial honoring Warner at Ocean Towers in Coney Island and hit record on his cellphone.

“Taking a look at a sight that’s all too common for us,” Herbert said on the clip he posted to Facebook Tuesday, reacting to the candles and messages of condolence.

He soon added: “A 17-year-old girl was attacked by people that look just like her — you know, ‘Black lives matter.’”

Herbert also expressed frustration that only one person had been arrested and called on others responsible to turn themselves in to police — or for those who know them to do so.

Warner was walking with her 11-year-old brother to a store when a group of teens approached, made a remark and then attacked her, Lissette Pizarro, a family friend, told the New York Daily News. Warner was in a coma after Friday’s attack and was declared brain dead Sunday, prosecutors told the paper.

Family friends told the Daily News that Warner was kept on life support so relatives could say their goodbyes, as well as for organ donation. She died Tuesday night, authorities told the paper.

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Source: The Blaze | Dave Urbanski