Shaquanna Arnette


Photo was taken in Brooklyn, East New York, Linden Blvd, between Cresent & Hemlock. The person being commemorated isΒ Shaquanna Arnette. Arnette was two years old when she departed this world. Arnette’s mother moved the two of them to St.Thomas to live with her boyfriend. In St. Thomas the boyfriend raped, beat, and burned Arnette on a stove. The boyfriend served nine months because there was no law for child abuse in 1992. Arnette is being honored because there’s is now a Shaquanna law put into place so nothing like this can again. This story can be found online,(St. Thomas paper.) During Arnette’s short life she was a very sweet baby. This story broke my heart because I have two little girls.



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