With tears streaming down her face, Jasmine Taylor (left) spoke Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church about a confrontation she had with police just last week. Janae Bowers stepped up to stand by Taylor.
With tears streaming down her face, Jasmine Taylor (left) spoke Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church about a confrontation she had with police just last week. Janae Bowers stepped up to stand by Taylor. Photos by SUSAN PFANNMULLER Special to the Star
With tears streaming down her face, Jasmine Taylor (left) spoke Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church about a confrontation she had with police just last week. Janae Bowers stepped up to stand by Taylor. Photos by SUSAN PFANNMULLER Special to the Star

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