Investigate the death of Elijah Weatherspoon

Investigate the death of Elijah Weatherspoon

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SCDNR Gregg Brown and

Why this petition matters

Started by Lauren Jackson

My name is Lauren. I have made this petition on behalf of the family of Elijah (Nicky) Weatherspoon. I am affiliated with his family through Elijah's Aunt Debbie. 

On the night of June 25th, 2020 Elijah, a Black/Puerto Rican 18 year old male, went boating in the Cooper River in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina with his friends. Elijah did not come home that night. His body was found June 28th, 2020 in the Cooper River. 

The events leading up to his death are unclear and are being treated as if he was just another black man who couldn't swim and drowned. The people who were with him have stories that do not match up.

The police will not investigate further even though we know that the boat captain was under the influence while driving the boat. 

Please sign this petition to keep his case open and properly investigated. Do not let Elijah's case gather dust and be ignored. The people on the boat with him can no longer be protected and the police can no longer be silently complicit. We need to know what happened to Elijah Weatherspoon that night.

We need justice for Elijah.



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