Yesterday, April 4, was the 44th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. It was also the 22nd anniversary of the Chain of Rocks Bridge tragedy. The Justice for Reggie Campaign has not planned any formal activities to commemorate that day. We ask that you remember the lives of the young people and their families who were impacted that day. Robin and Julie Kerry lost their lives and will never have the future they dreamed of and that their parents hoped for. As for the defendants in the case: Marlin Gray has been executed, Tony Richardson is destined to spend the rest of his life behind bars; Daniel Winfrey spent 15 years in prison; and Reginald Clemons continues to be relentless in his pursuit of justice.
Let us recommit ourselves to providing young people with all the opportunities to achieve greatness and to rehabilitate a broken criminal justice system that often fails both victims and defendants. Remember Dr. King’s words:
“the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
A civilized society has the responsibility of putting its hand on that arc and collectively bending it if we want to see experience a more just and peaceful world.
As for the results of the September court case and the Special Master’s decision, those are not expected to be announced until June 2013. Until then, we thank you for your support and your patience on this issue. Justice will prevail.
If you aren’t caught up with the Reggie Clemons case, then below are some related links to consider: