USC: Correct an Injustice Against Brian Banks committed against him by Wanetta Gibson
  • Petitioned C. L. Max Nikias, President of University of Southern California (USC)

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President of University of Southern California (USC)
C. L. Max Nikias, President of University of Southern California (USC)

USC: Correct an Injustice Against Brian Banks committed against him by Wanetta Gibson

    1. Tara J. Young, hiphopadvocate(dot)org
    2. Petition by

      Tara J. Young, hiphopadvocate(dot)org

      Philadelphia, PA

According to Associated Press' story, "Former top prospect Brian Banks exonerated from rape conviction," on Sports Illustrated website, the reporter discusses the case, Ms. Gibson's recanted accounts of a crime that never occurred and the emotional toll on Mr. Banks and his family. In an interview with CNN, Mr. Banks is handling all of this with such dignity. 

Injustice happens everyday, but today Universtiy of Southern California (USC) has an opportunity to make a difference. 

USC believed in Mr. Banks and his athletic prowess in 2002 when he earned a scholarship, whether he has that prowess today, we are asking that you continue to believe in the man. The education he will receive at USC will equip and prepare him for opportunities. USC doesn't owe Mr. Banks anything, but hiphopadvocate(dot)org and the petition signers are respectfully requesting that USC offer Mr. Banks a scholarship to correct an injustice committed against him by Wanetta Gibson.

Opportunities that were stolen from him at the conclusion of a trial that never should have occurred.

Marian Wright Edelman, who is the president of the Children's Defense Fund, said, "Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."

We the signers of the petition want Brian Banks to get education, so he can make and leave the world better.  

By signing this petition, you are a part of click activism. 


Recent signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Aaron Ashworth CHICO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      A time is coming where women will no longer be able to lie about men and get away with it. Men AND Women who sympathize with men who've been falsely accused of a crime are starting to speak out against the misuse of the justice system.

      Don't just sign this petition, pledge some money to his cause. He's trying to make a documentary about his ordeal. Its extremely important that this gets out there!

      The world needs to be reeducated about this topic.

    • Mike Glauser SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      He's innocent, and could use another degree to help him move on with his life.

    • N. Trinh SAN JOSE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Brian Banks is innocent and deserves a chance to get his life and freedom back. Our justice system has failed him.

    • Marcus Bowen CHANNAHON, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I cannot even begin to fathom what this young man has gone thru, this is the least I can do to help out.

    • Georgia Woodworth FOUNTAIN, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Brian Banks is a gentleman and well spoken. Giving him a scholarship would be a wise gesture. I suspect the long time winner will be USC! Brian's life is not ruined. He is still young, not bitter and paying attention..


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