OUR STORIES | Taharra Patterson: Terrance Franklin “could have been my child”


St. Louis Park resident Taharra Patterson was one of 250 protesters at the Justice for Terrance rally on May 31. She attended the protest because she is against police brutality and, “this easily could have been my child, and if it were my child I would have wanted someone to do it for me. So I’m here for justice for the family,” she said. Patterson also supported the Trayvon Martin rally last year.

What does she hope will come out of protesting? “That everyone around the world gets to hear Terrance’s story, the real story,” she said.


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