Justice for Jacques Dodson

My name is Jacques Dodson, and I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I attended Glen Oaks High School and growing up was hard. I am currently divorced and have three children. In my free time I enjoy fishing and hunting. I would describe myself as an overall kind person who believes in fairness and justice. […]

Justice for J.A.

My name is J.A. I am a  security guard and an avid baker, and on November 5th, 2020 I was held at gunpoint by police and was within an inch of losing my life, all for allegedly speeding. I have to travel three hours each way for work and works a twelve-hour shift. In total, […]

Justice for Manuel Johnson

My name is Manuel Johnson and I was born eight years before the passage of the civil rights bill. I have several stories to tell and this is one. This story happened when I was six years old. I did not go to kindergarten at age five. And now I was at the school with […]

Justice for Javon Adams

My name is Javon Adams, I am thirty-eight years, and I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. I currently work as a warehouse manager. I am unmarried and have one nineteen-year-old child, called ‘junior’. In October of 2019, I was attacked by police after leaving Buffalo’s Pool Hall. It was Sunday evening when this incident […]

Justice for B. Murray

My name is B. Murray. I am a 59-year-old African American man who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. Music is very important to me. I am a musician with a large instrument collection, and I have played in different bands and in church. My personal goal is to create an environment where young people can […]

Justice for Alexis Pons

I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and grew up in Mandeville. I attended an all-girls Catholic high school which taught me how to be outspoken and stand up for what I believe in. I went on to get a Bachelor of Science in Recording Industry Management as I had always had an interest in […]

Justice for Cooley

My name is Cooley*, I am 36 years old and I grew up in Southern California. I had recently moved to Louisiana in hopes for a fresh start back in 2018 when I was a victim of police violence in Jefferson Parish. On December 10th, 2018, I was sent home from work early after feeling […]

Anonymous Submission

I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised just west of there in the town of Gonzales with my sister and two brothers. The thing that stands out most in my childhood was my mother’s faith. I became close to God after witnessing my mother pray while looking at the ceiling in her room. […]

Justice for John Mays

I was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. After high school, I went on to work in construction for thirty years and had three children. I’ve always had an interest in criminal justice and enjoy watching the news and keeping up with criminal law in my free time. At 52 years old, I would describe […]

Justice for Sandra Carr

My name is Sandra Carr.  I was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana and have lived here my entire life.  My educational process began with Blanchard elementary.  I attended Northwood Jr. and Sr. high school. Later in adulthood, I attended Southern University at Shreveport with a major in Criminal Justice.  The next phase of my […]

Justice for Trayford Pellerin

On August 21st, Trayford Pellerin – a 31-year-old Black man – was killed by Lafayette police officers outside a convenience store. Cell phone video of the incident clearly showed Pellerin moving away from the officers, but they shot him 10 times, killing him. An autopsy later showed no evidence that officers had tased him before […]

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