Justice For Chavis Carter

Justice For Chavis Carter

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 Chavis Carter and his family deserve justice after a long eight years.

 Chavis Carter was the last of three people detained by police on July 29th, 2012 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. After the police searched his friends car, as well as searching all three individuals, the officers found paraphernalia under one of the passengers seats, and 10 dollars worth of weed in Carters pocket. They also discovered Carter had an outstanding warrant in Mississippi for violating his probation. In 2011, he admitted to one count of selling marijuana. Even though the two officers on scene (who were white) found paraphernalia under the passengers seat where his (white) friend was sitting, while his (white) friend was driving, they only detained Carter. 

 Originally, Carter was placed into the back of the cop car while not being cuffed. Shortly after, the two officers on scene conducted another, more in depth, body search. Findings of a small hand gun were never mentioned. They placed Carter back into the backseat of a Jonesboro police car, but this time, they double- handcuffed him. 

 According to the police report, Carter was in the back seat of the car for about 15 minutes before they heard a gunshot. He was found dead, with a gun shot wound to his right temple. They also discovered a small .380 caliber cobra semi-automatic firearm. 

  The individual, Jamie Anderson, who called the police on Carter’s friends car because they were driving around the neighborhood with their lights off, was one of the same witnesses who claimed the police were outside of the car when Carter was shot. Her friend within the neighborhood, Jason Parmenter, was also one of the witnesses after Anderson called him and friends. All witnesses were white, in a highly racist town. Carter’s mother also claims her son was left- handed, making it very hard to believe her son shot himself in his right temple, while double hand-cuffed in the back of a cop car.  

   This strange occurrence led to outrage in the city, and Carter’s family demanded justice, only to be dismissed by U.S District Judge Kristine Baker. Both officers on scene, Kieth Baggett and Ronald Marsh walked away charge-free. They are still walking around free, while Chavis Carter’s family, are walking around without him Carter. Please sign to bring justice to him and his family. This case needs to be Lreopened and there needs to be chargers made to both officers.

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