Target: Buddy Caldwell, Attorney General of Louisiana
Goal: Help ensure policemen who allegedly killed a six-year-old boy are punished under the full extent of the law if guilty.
Jeremy Mardis was an innocent six-year-old autistic boy riding in a car with his father when things made a turn for the worst. After police attempted to pull over the car, Jeremy held his hands in the air surrendering to police from the backseat, yet when the altercation was said and done, he had allegedly been shot and killed by police. Speaking of the video taken on the policeman’s body camera, Louisiana’s state police chief Col. Mike Esmonson said “it’s the most disturbing thing I’ve seen–and I will leave it at that.”
“He was just a very sweet loving little boy who enjoyed being at school and enjoyed his friends.” said Mardis’ school principal. Jeremy’s funeral took place without his father present because his injuries were so severe. On the same day that Mardis’ body was laid to rest it was announced that the police officers involved can post bond and remain free during the investigation. Sign this petition and demand these officers be punished under the full extent of the law and do not walk free from this horrendous crime.
Dear Mr. Caldwell,
I am writing you today because I am extremely disturbed at the recent events involving an innocent young boy and police that resulted in the boy dead. After police attempted to pull over the car containing the boy and his father, they allegedly approached the car firing their guns. The boy reportedly put his hands in the air from the backseat surrendering, yet after multiple gunshots he was gone.
I urge you to ensure these policemen are punished under the full extent of the law, if they are found guilty. Doing so would send a message that police brutality is not to be tolerated.
[Your Name Here]
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