The killing of a Black transgender woman in Milwaukee has officials asking for the public's help with any information

Milwaukee officials are urging the public to come forward with any information related to the killing of a transgender Black woman who was found dead two weeks ago.

브라질 존슨, 28, was found fatally shot on June 15 in the city’s Triangle North neighborhood. As of late Thursday, authorities were still searching for clues that can point to a suspect.
We are outraged to hear of the loss of a young, Black transgender woman in our city,” Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa said Thursday during a news conference.
      It is devastating that in light of Milwaukee’s recent Pride celebrations, we are once again reminded of the harsh reality that transgender Black and brown women suffer higher rates of violence than their straight counterparts, as well as their lesbian, gay, and bisexual counterparts,” 그녀는 덧붙였다.
        적어도 19 transgender people have been fatally shot or killed in the US this year, 에 따르면 Human Rights Campaign. 에 2021, the campaign tracked a record number of such killings, 적어도 50 transgender and gender non-conforming people killed.
          Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson wrote 소셜 미디어에서 that he wants justice for Johnson.
          She was talented and loved, and the attack on her appears to be entirely unjustified,” 그가 썼어. “I also want an end to violence against any person victimized because of hate, 차별, or ignorance. We must recognize that this violence exists, 과, 집합적으로, we must work to stop it.
          캡틴. Raymond Bratchett, who serves as a Milwaukee Police Department district captain, emphasized that even the smallest details can be a crucial lead that helps law enforcement in the case. People can report information anonymously through Milwaukee Crime Stoppers.
          조사가 진행 중입니다, and the motive behind the attack remains undetermined, Bratchett said. It is not yet known if her transgender identity is tied to the reason she was killed.
            Milwaukee County Supervisor Peter Burgelis acknowledged residentstense relationship with the police department, but he implored anyone with information to share it with law enforcement.
            The trans community in Milwaukee is in mourning; they’re in pain,” 그는 말했다. “Let’s not forget Brazil Johnson’s name and her story. And let’s find the person or people responsible for this. If you know something, say something.

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