GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (WWNY) – Protesters marched silently through Gouverneur’s streets Saturday seeking justice for Treyanna Summerville.
They stopped in front of the Gouverneur Police Department, before finishing at Treyanna’s memorial.
Organizer Jennifer Baxtron says police and Child Protective Services failed the 18-year old girl and Baxtron says she thinks Treyanna’s race played a part in that failure.
“For that many years for someone to go unhelped, and get what they need, a whole family. To me, yes, it does have something to do with the color of their skin. And now there’s a black girl dead. And a black girl in jail,” said Baxtron.
Brenda Miller brought her grandchildren to the march.
“It’s important that kids know that even though nothing was done for this litte girl, that they can still speak out, and try to get something done if something does happen to them. Or, any other children if they see something happening, so they know to report it,” said Miller.
Treyanna was found dead inside her Rowley Street on Monday.
Police have charged a 13-year-old with murder in connection with Treyanna’s death.
Treyanna’s stepbrother Isiah Samuels doesn’t believe his 13-year old half-sister is responsible.
“No, no way, no. There’s just no …read more
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