Why is a young woman, a med student, with no record of problems with the police, facing a possible 15 years behind bars for a minor altercation at at Wal-Mart checkout counter. I feel like Wal-Mart has some heavy duty
explaining to do and should be taking every step to ensure us that they will not stand by and let this one pass. If not we need to seriously consider the possibility that they don't appreciate our patronage.
The business of the police handing the family KKK cards is something that deserves our full attention as well.
The record should be set straight with these people.
In the meantime support is mounting for ms. Ellis.
Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder of the Your Black World Coalition, is planning a rally/march 11 a.m. Nov. 16 in Kennett, starting at the Walmart where Heather was arrested, and is encouraging people from all over to participate in support. Rev. Bonner said he is hoping for a turn out to rival the march in support of the Jena 6. They are also hoping the event will raise funds to help Heather's family the expenses related to this lengthy ordeal.
You can sign a petition here.
Give Heather some Facebook support here.
Find out more about the planned rallies here.