Debra Jenkins lost her only child, Larry Jenkins, in 2002 to the hands of Milwaukee Police Officer, Jon Bartlett. Bartlett shot Larry seven times in the hands and in the arms while he had his hands raised and said, “please don’t shoot.” Jon Bartlett was the perpetrator in the Frank Jude beating that happened nine months after there was no indictment in Larry Jenkin’s case, an erie example of why officers who kill should not be let back out on the street. This is her story…
#MothersVoices is a video campaign that aims to elevate and amplify the matriarchs of the movement by exposing their truth after losing a child to the hands of another. These strong women are sharing their stories and the pain that is often covered by the spectacle of the headlines involving racist violence. These mothers have mourned but choose to share, hurt but choose to heal, have lost but choose to fight.
Continue to follow Mothers For Justice United here, on Facebook and Twitter @Mommas4Justice for more videos of #MothersVoices featuring Mothers who have lost their children and will be leading the #MillonMomsMarch on Washington, DC, May 9th, 2015.
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