May 18, 2017

So supportive people are defined as Elijah Chandler, Tina Sampay, and others still claiming this was a racially based crime without evidence and still maligning this community?

(Lawson)

What: Press Conference by Mother of Slain Black HSU Student, David Josiah Lawson
When: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 3:00pm
Where: Humboldt State University Quad

Arcata, CA- Michelle-Charmaine Lawson will hold a press conference in Arcata, California, the town where her son, David Josiah Lawson (“Josiah”), a 19 year old sophomore at Humboldt State University, was murdered on April 15, 2017. Due to the release of the suspect involved in Josiah's death, a money reward will be offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible
 A statement and details regarding the reward will be provided at the press conference. Josiah, a vibrant, young black man, died from what is believed to be a racially charged stabbing at an off-campus party in Arcata.

At Thursday's press conference, Ms. Lawson will be accompanied by the Arcata Police Chief, Tom Chapman; her son's friend, Elijah J. Chandler, who performed CPR in an attempt to save Josiah's life; and members of Brothers United, the campus organization that had elected Josiah as their president. Ms. Lawson invites supportive people from the local community to stand with her at the press conference in solidarity with her family and in support of the efforts to hold Josiah's killer(s) accountable.

Ms. Lawson and other family members have already traveled from their home in Los Angeles to Humboldt County several times since Josiah's death for a memorial prepared by HSU students, to meet with local officials about the investigation around Josiah's murder, and to march with students and other community members, calling for Justice for Josiah.

Students of color in Humboldt, like David Josiah Lawson, have, for years, expressed feeling unsafe and unwelcome in a county where the University “recruits the most vulnerable of students from inner city areas... [and] sell these students the beauty of Humboldt State without mentioning the dynamics of the mostly all white surrounding community. ...Their recruitment efforts in these areas are the ways HSU meets their diversity quota to apply for federal funding.” SF Bay View, Tina Sampay, HSU undergrad and graduate student.

In addition to offering a reward for information about the person(s) who killed Josiah, friends, loved ones, and local activists are calling on the California Department of Justice to take part in the investigation and case."

(This was sent to other media by Elijah Chandler. This was also posted on facebook. I took out Alex Foster's and Elijah Chandler's contact information which was listed as press contacts)

15 comments:

  1. Barbara BillingsMay 18, 2017 at 7:33 AM

    Chandler is still trYing to get his 10 min of fame. Maybe when he fesses up to stabbing his bestie, he will get the attention he is ting so hard to get for himself. (As that posy being shared says)

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  2. Grow up Baby Chiv.

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    1. I am grown up unlike you coward. Grown men and women can handle themselves without immature comments made anonymously.

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  3. Come to the press conference John.

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    1. Why don't you use your name and make this threat to me right in front of the public and the police?

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  4. Chiv always crying :D

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    1. Oh yeah, that is why I use my name and the same group of you harassing me don't have the guts to even use your name.

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  5. Does no one else in the community think it's very odd that Elijah has made sure to be all involved in this? I noticed he was with this young man's mother the day she was speaking with the DA and I sure hope he wasn't in the room when they were speaking about an active case. It's very odd that he has done so much media coverage about this. His whole character is off and what I see is that he likes the lime light. Looking at his Facebook you can see he is going for the whole wannabe Abercrombie and finch model thing. But why isn't anyone else aside from you asking these important questions? Have we become scared of looking "racist" because we want to know the truth? It's a shame that this man has passed and what's wrost is one of his friends know his did this and is covering up. Their slogan is "brothers before others" and it shows they are sticking to that dumb mentality.

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  6. Thanks for posting a photo of the "real" Josiah. Liberal outlets always show some kind of baby photo, making the deceased look like a child. Typical. But now???? Now we can see the real LL Dead J.

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    1. WHAT? this comment makes no sense to me? this kid looks like any other kid.
      what does LL Dead J mean??

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  7. LL Dead J? Why would you approve that comment but not this one?

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    1. Because as I have explained before, there have been several comments in the last ten minutes all anonymous, all personal insults, nothing new. Why don't you complain about censorship on any other site. Since this Lawson case, the attacks and constant anonymous comments have been outrageous and venom filled. I am done explaining or publishing any more of this nonsense. I have more than enough documentation I would need for IP adresses and harassment.

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  8. All the people commenting the bullshit is jealous of John Chiv. He keeps the world infomred. Good job John.

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    1. Why thank you Anon. The world I dunno but I try with Humboldt.

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  9. see, the thing is: When dumb racist blacks label our entire community to be "racist"... the community will fight back against such bullshit. We WILL point out that dumb, racist blacks are dumb , racist & black. If dumb, racist blacks don't like that... WHO CARES? This is OUR community, not theirs.

    NOT THEIRS.

    Go home, dumb racist murderers. GO HOME.

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