By Lynn Jones – Protests are happening around the world as George Floyd’s police killing has inspired our nation to seek justice and peace for African-Americans. Daily news outlets and social media entities continue to post racial bias videos featuring “Karen’s” and police officers berating and/or standing in unison with protesters around the world. To continue the momentum, this past Sunday a protest march and rally was held downtown in front of the courthouse to rally for victims of police brutality.
Thousands of local residents, activist and organizations converged on the courthouse steps to protest dismantling the American judicial system. “George Floyd has sparked protest round the world. Black people have fought for years to be released from white America’s skin colored tactics. We are tired and we want justice now,” said local activist Lisa Minty.” Taking the stage was the family of Florida Agricultural Mechanical and University (FAMU) student Jamee Johnson, who was shot to death in December 2019 by Jacksonville Sheriffs Officer (JSO) during a traffic stop for a seat belt violation. Jamee was ordered out of his care because he had a car in his car. He was shot four times in the chest. His family is being represented by Lee Merritt, a Texas-based attorney who also represented the family of Bothaam Jean, the Dallas man shot and killed by Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger.
JSO has yet to release bodycam footage of the incident.
Shown is Brianna Johnson protesting police brutality in her brother Jamee Johnson’s memory in front of the federal courthouse for her brothers memory.
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