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Petitioning State Capitol Room 250; Little Rock, Arkansas Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe and 7 others

Arkansas Governor, Mayor & Chief of Police of The City of Little Rock: Find JUSTICE for DEREK OLIVIER & Implement a NEW ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAM

Proud parents send their children off to college every year but NO parent expects death to bring their child back home, forever. 


On September 27th, 19-year-old Derek Olivier was killed in Little Rock, Arkansas two days shy of his birthday. He was a first year freshman student at Arkansas Baptist College; it was his first time away from home by means of a football scholarship.  He lost his life aiding a teammate in need of changing a flat tire near school campus streets.


This entire crime was captured on a surveillance video however no arrest has been made.  A unknown male assailant walked into the college campus as Derek and two other students were changing the flat tire and the assailant open fire.... allegedly no one knows why.... 


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This petition is a request for the Chief of Police, the Mayor and the Governor to look further into the investigation of Derek Olivier's death.  The petition is also to appeal The City of Little Rock to implement a new anti-violence program called “The D.O. Campaign” in honor of Derek.


The cold blooded murder of a young black college student, shot and killed by an unknown black gunman cannot be ignored.  This was not just another black-on-black crime; it was a senseless crime against an admired, well respected and impressionable young man, Derek Olivier.


I hope this public appeal grants The City Little Rock Officials to begin a grassroots movement to reassure parents of students, the citizens of the surrounding community, friends and family of Derek, as well as Arkansas Baptist College that Little Rock is not in denial of the dilemma on hand.


May we swiftly find resolve for the family of Derek Olivier.... Pray for his family, Derek lost his life perhaps to save many others!


Derek your legacy will live on.....



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This petition was delivered to:
  • State Capitol Room 250; Little Rock, Arkansas
    Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe
  • Board of Directors
  • Chief of Police
    Stuart Thomas

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