Dear MoveOn member,
On December 23, 2011, my goddaughter, Jasmine Thar, a 16-year-old African American, was shot and killed while in my mother’s front yard in Chadbourn, North Carolina.
When the shot rang out, Jasmine was preparing for a routine shopping trip and doing what most teens do—texting. Two others, my niece and myself, were also injured in the shooting.
The 23-year-old Caucasian male who fired the fatal shot from the house across the street was taken in for questioning,but he has not been charged with a crime of any kind.
Because he claims it was an accident, the police let him go—despite the fact that he admits he fired the shot and police found a Confederate flag and Nazi literature in his home.
The message being sent is that you can shoot and kill someone like Jasmine and get away with it by simply claiming it was an accident. That can’t be the world we live in.
That’s why we created a petition on SignOn.org to District Attorney Jon David, Attorney General Roy Cooper, and Assistant District Attorney Chris Gentry. The petition says:
We demand justice for Jasmine Thar, who was shot and killed. Three months after the shooting we still have no answers. We urge you to sign this petition to demand a lawful, thorough, and unprejudiced investigation from the SBI and sound judicial decisions from Columbus County District Attorney Jon David and ADA Chris Gentry.
Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:
An accident. AN ACCIDENT. Does manslaughter not apply to fucking white people? And Nazi lit and confederate flags mean nothing in this post racial era?! SHE WAS 16, IN HER OWN FRONT YARD, AND WAS TEXTING!!!!!! Let a motherfucker whine to me about reverse racism.
Calling this an “outrage” doesn’t even begin to describe it.
HOW DO YOU NOT AT LEAST GET A MANSLAUGHTER OR NEGLIGENCE CHARGE FOR THAT GODDAMN.
Oh hell no, that is not acceptable. An ‘accident’? North Carolina, you are awful. You are awful at justice. This is sickening.
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