To: Roderick Vereen, Esq., Attorney Representing Rachel Jeantel
Stand with Rachel Jeantel: And Put Bullies On Notice
-- Whether you're a size 2 or size 22, you deserve justice!
-- Whether you are a recent or 3rd generation American, you deserve justice!
-- Whether you attend Harvard or Miami's Krop High School, you deserve justice!
-- Whether you are a teenaged witness or a defense attorney, your voice matters!
-- Rich or poor, black, brown, or white, you are an American and you are VALUED!
Why is this important?
Eating ice cream cones, Zimmerman defense attorney Don West posed for a selfie with his daughters, joyously posting on Twitter: '"We beat stupidity celebration cones #zimmerman #defense #dadkilledit."'
The bullies came out in force last week as Rachel Jenteal, a 19 year old teenager from Miami, FL, gave testimony in the murder trial of George Zimmerman. The neighborhood watch captain stands accused in last year's shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Born into a multicultural home where English is not her first language, Rachel spoke in the language of her community, recounting her cellphone conversation with Trayvon, not knowing that moments later, his life would tragically end. Why, then, has Rachel suffered such vicious, personal attacks?
WELL BULLIES: TAKE NOTE
Today we take a stand against bullying -- discrimination, sexism, and racism! Rachel Jeantel was thrown into the national spotlight not of her own choosing. Her friend was killed. She could have made a choice that many people make in communities where the perception exists of a broken justice system, a system they view as designed to criminalize the working class and the poor -- stay silent, keep out of the public eye, mind your own business. But instead of choosing a path that would allow her to avoid the harsh, public spotlight, Rachel Jeantel chose to speak up. And it is for that decision that we stand by Rachel and for our nation's democratic process, a process created to provide equal justice -- FOR ALL AMERICANS!
NOTE: This petition is a show of our support for Rachel Jeantel and for the millions of Americans disenfranchised by our current political climate. We will deliver this petition to Rachel Jeantel through her attorney Rod Vereen in Miami, FL. We all should possess the freedom to speak up and to speak out regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, economic or social status.
Justice, in order to be moral, MUST be blind!