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April 2, 2015  

Q’s Life Still Matters: A Family’s Quest for Justice In A Police Killing      (Part 4)

L’Sana DJahspora has been describing the heart-wrenching anguish and utter frustration his family has been experiencing since the night of Nov. 6, 2014. It was when he learned that his son, 20-year-old Cinque "Q" DJahspora, was shot dead by a police officer in Jackson, Tennessee, near the condominium complex where L'Sana and his son lived. 
Q was shot in the back. A single bullet wound indicated that the bullet's trajectory was downward; it pierced Q's body while he was prone on the ground. The medical examiner ruled his death a homicide. 
The family's repeated efforts to get information and official documents from the police department and the prosecutor's office about the circumstances of Q's death -- which L'Sana calls an "execution" -- were met t silence,  noncooperation and indifference, the father said. And both a preliminary investigation and an "open-and-shut" grand jury probe likewise were unknown and off-limits to them, L'Sana said. They learned of the grand jury proceeding only after District Attorney Jerry Woodall announced March 4 that Officer Raymond Dewayne Bond would not be indicted. 
L'Sana  concludes his four-part interview today with more details about the family's continuing pursuit of justice, his accusation of official misconduct and a coverup, and the activist work he's more determined than ever to do to stop the rising tide of police killings across the country. 

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April 1, 2015  

Talk It Out Some More: It’s “Free Your Mind” Wednesday!

More making up for lost time on Leid Stories today, with “Free Your Mind Wednesday.”

Here’s your chance to get your two cents in about major issues or something that wasn’t even on the radar screen. Be part of the most scintillating community conversation in the world, where peer education is at its best!

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