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

This petition was delivered to:

State Capitol Room 250; Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe
Board of Directors
Chief of Police
Stuart Thomas
Mark Stodola
Arkansas Governor
Arkansas State House
Arkansas State Senate
Gov. Mike Beebe

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

    1. Tera Pearson
    2. Petition by

      Tera Pearson

      Broussard, LA

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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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Update Derek Olivier NEWS COVERAGE Aired 10-14-2013

      Tera Pearson
      Petition Organizer
      Murder Investigation of Former NISH football Player Derek Olivier Continues

      Posted: Oct 14, 2013 5:04 PM by Alex Labat Updated: Oct 14, 2013 6:08 PM Who killed Derek Olivier? That's the question his friends and family are still asking a year after the former New Iberia Senior High football star was gunned down in Arkansas.

    3. Yes, "Derek Olivier" is in the news again! Five o'clock news today!

      Tera Pearson
      Petition Organizer

      Special Thanks to Alex Labat & KATC for following up one year later .....
      Great JOB interviewing Alma, we are so proud of you!
      The Derek Olivier petition is still open! Each signature generates a single email to each department...The Chief of Police, the Mayor of Little Rock and the Governor of Arkansas which brings awareness to a crime they have yet to solve.
      Thank you all, dearly for your signature. Let's commit to having five friends/family members to help us flood the inboxes of the above agencies to find closure and resolve for the family of Derek Olivier.
      Derek your legacy LIVES on..... Love you & MISS you!

    4. 342 days... NO ARREST.... Let's not forget, Derek Olivier: September 27...

      Tera Pearson
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to Arkansas Baptist College for developing the Derek Olivier Research Institute.

      The investigation into Olivier’s murder is still on-going. The shooter has not yet been identified. There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of this suspect. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 501-371-4636 or Homicide Detectives at 501-371-4660. Callers can remain anonymous.

      Please have family and friends to continue to sign the petition... we are soon to face the ONE YEAR MARK!!!!!

    5. Attention: Derek Olivier Dedication...

      Tera Pearson
      Petition Organizer

      .Arkansas Baptist College is dedicating a campus building in memory of Derek Olivier!
      Arkansas Baptist College is dedicating a campus building in memory of Derek Olivier.
      The ceremony will be this Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 1:30pm in the campus gymnasium at 1621 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202
      Following the ceremony and dinner, there will be a candlelight vigil at the corner of 16th & Bishop.
      A special thanks to Arkansas Baptist College, as well as the many reporters and family/friends for your time and dedication in Derek's honor. We appreciate you!
      For those of you who will be traveling to Arkansas...Safe travels... I will see YOU soon!
      Last, but not least.....The petition will continue to be live. If you can help us by reporting/reposting "how to sign the petition online" for individuals who have not had the opportunity to do so, would be greatly appreciated, especially for this special weekend!
      Here is a few links…

    6. Death inspires commitment to stopping violence

      Tera Pearson
      Petition Organizer

      Death inspires commitment to stopping violence

      College, former neighbor seek anti-violence action in memory of Derek Olivier
      Published: December 15, 2012
      By Aprille Hanson
      Little Rock Correspondent

      Tera Pearson said she remembers her 19-year-old former neighbor Derek Olivier as an old soul.

      "Derek was just ... sensitive, kind, a loving spirit," Pearson said. "About 1,500 people attended his funeral. They say the measure of a man is by the number of people who attend your service."

      On Sept. 27, two days before his 20th birthday, Olivier, a freshman cornerback for Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock and a Louisiana native, was fatally shot across from campus while helping a friend change a tire. Police have made no arrests.

      "This was not a typical gang-banger, black-on-black crime," Pearson said. "This should have never happened. I don't want him to be a statistic." to read more click the link...

    7. Reached 500 signatures
    8. Over 200 Signatures!

      Tera Pearson
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to sign the petition! Can you please assist further by recruiting ALL of your friends and family to sign it as well. If you could, on Thanksgiving Day, before you and your family says grace and express all the things you guys are thankful for ... take a moment to honor Derek. Have all of your family members & holiday guest sign the petition, as well!! Each signature gives DEREK a voice! Many heartfelt thanks to all of the trailblazers who are working on this campaign!

    9. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Shanika Olivier JEANERETTE, LA
      • 6 months ago

      Derek Olivier Is My Couisn And I Love Him Alot !

    • Cierra Gilbert NEW IBERIA, LA
      • 6 months ago

      Derek was a good friend of mine and its time for him to honestly rest in peace.

    • Michelle Green NEW IBERIA, LA
      • 6 months ago

      He was my friend and he deserve justice!

    • Maryland Gibbs NEW IBERIA, LA
      • 6 months ago


    • Wilfred Colbert,Jr FRANKLIN, LA
      • 7 months ago

      It is time for law enforcement to perform their duties finding the killers of our young black men the same way they do for young white men.This young man is also my cousin.I don't want his parents to go through the same heartache my father went through when my sister was killed and the culprit was never found.Stop the violence!!!


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