The meeting ended just as most have over the past year: Alicia Boyd was shouting at Community Board 9 District Manager Pearl Miles. And Miles was shouting back.
Felipe De La Hoz for the Village Voice Alicia Boyd in action at a recent Community Board 9 meeting
"You're corrupt, Pearl!" yelled Boyd, to which Miles replied: "I don't care!"
Asked to clarify, Miles quickly mumbled that she meant she didn't care what Boyd thought.
Earlier in the meeting, Miles had called the police and threatened to have Boyd ejected for "trespassing." It would have been the fourth time Boyd was arrested and removed from one of the board's regular or committee meetings; this one was abruptly adjourned before the NYPD could arrive.
Boyd, a 54-year-old former kindergarten teacher and therapist with a stern educator's gaze and frizzy, layered hair, is a community organizer and the leader of the Movement to Protect the People, a community group that opposes upzoning and real estate development in Brooklyn's Community District 9, which includes Crown Heights, Prospect–Lefferts Gardens, and parts of Flatbush.More »