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A Just Cause

September 23, 2015 11:20 ET

Remembering the Victims Whose Lives Mattered -- AJC Radio Interviewed the Mothers of the Slain, and Their Fight for Justice and Reform

AJC Radio Interviewed the Mothers of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and Eric Garner to Discuss Reform and Accountability for Those Who Use Deadly Force Against Black Lives Needlessly

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - September 23, 2015) - AJC Radio hosts interviewed a panel of special guests, including Wanda Johnson (mother of Oscar Grant), Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin), Lucia "Lucy" Davis McBath (mother of Jordan Davis), and Gwen Carr Garner (mother of Eric Garner) on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ajcradio2/2015/09/23/a-just-cause--remembering-the-victims-whose-lives-mattered). "It was an unforgettable experience to interview these mothers, whom I call heroes," said Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause.

"This exclusive interview provided insight on issues concerning the unfair and unbalanced treatment of blacks in the justice system of America, and the urgent need for reforms across the nation on a whole," Banks added.

Black Lives Matter came about as a result of African-Americans throughout the country being gunned down and murdered by law enforcement and overzealous people in the community without repercussions. "Given the tragedies and the lives that have been lost, are we any closer to solving the problem in the U.S.?" questions Banks. AJC Radio delved into the nationally publicized cases and unfortunate killings of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and Eric Garner through the eyes of a mother. As each of the mothers expressed the impact of the experience and the lasting effects of losing a child, emotions were high.

"It's time out for watching someone's child being gunned down for no particular reason, while the media attempts to vilify the victims," chimes Cliff Stewart, A Just Cause. "We have to stop the senseless killing and hold the offenders accountable. They still don't want to release reports of how many lives were taken by law enforcement. An officer that kills an unarmed kid, but the D.A. can't get an indictment, is unacceptable," insists Stewart.

Gwen Carr Garner described that she learned the current system was "unfair and imbalanced," and vows to turn her "pain into positive energy" to continue her fight. Wanda Johnson says "the entire system needs to be revamped," and discussed the disproportionate sentencing between blacks and whites. Lucia "Lucy" Davis McBath elaborated on being reared in an environment amongst parents who were actively involved in the Civil Rights movement, and shared the talk she had with her son after hearing about the killing of Trayvon Martin. She also spoke before Congress concerning Stand Your Ground and gun laws. Finally, we heard from Sybrina Fulton who shared with AJC Radio that her pain "never goes away." Sybrina went on to say that her "life's mission is to continue fighting for justice."

"As the panel responded individually concerning their hopes, thoughts, and ongoing fight, it was evident there is still much work to be done in order to eliminate the racial bias within the judicial system. However, it's clear the current of America is on the direction for change. We encourage everyone to search the archives of AJC Radio to hear the complete interview," concluded Banks.

"It was inspirational to hear Wanda Johnson, Sybrina Fulton, Lucia "Lucy" Davis McBath, and Gwen Carr Garner speak candidly with AJC Radio hosts and listeners. Given the context of the discussion and the ongoing pain and grief of the mothers, AJC Radio would like to extend our deepest and sincere gratitude to all of them for being on the show. We know that our listeners benefited tremendously by the panel of strong, admirable women," says Lisa Stewart, A Just Cause.

AJC Radio says "Thank You" to our panel of Heroes. The AJC Radio interview with the Mothers of the Victims Whose Lives Mattered was conducted on September 22, 2015.

AJC Radio interview with Mothers of the Slain is at (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ajcradio2/2015/09/23/a-just-cause--remembering-the-victims-whose-lives-mattered) -- Remembering the Victims Whose Lives Mattered.

For more info on AJC Radio programming -- including program archives -- visit www.AJCRadio.com. Follow the channel on Twitter @AJCRadio. AJC Radio, "Bringing the Message of Justice Around the World," airs Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-10PM ET.

ABOUT AJC Radio
AJC Radio is an Internet radio presentation produced by the advocacy group, A Just Cause (www.a-justcause.com). The program is designed to captivate the American people by dissecting the United States' judicial system, and exposing the hard truths. AJC Radio "…takes the message of justice around the world…" as the panelists review wrongful convictions, judicial misconduct, and mass incarceration across the U.S. The show provides emotional, as well as entertaining dialogue on issues that may be considered controversial by some, but raw truth by others. AJC Radio promises to deliver open discussions about prosecutorial and judicial abuse in the U.S., with the objective of making the show unique, cutting edge, and intriguing to all listeners.

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