10.23.2008

Paris Update~Memorial Service for Brandon McClelland To Take Place October 25


Written By Jesse Muhammad

I had the opportunity to speak with Ms Jacqueline McClelland on Wednesday, October 22 and she shared with me a conversation that she had with the Paris District Attorney's Office.

They were questioning as to why she spoke with the me about her son's case and she believe it was just a scare tactic on the behalf of the authorities since the case has gained national and international attention in the last few weeks.

Ms. McClelland stood firm and told me "I have lost my son, what do I have to lose now? I am going to keep on pushing. I want justice."

We also got word the U.S. Justice Department is now investigating the case.

I have been able to secure several radio appearances for her on a show in Boston, New York and others so far. More are to come. Plus I have spread the word about the case throughout the entire Grassroots Media Justice Tour.

The family and organizations will be hosting a Memorial Service for her son, Brandon, on this coming Saturday, October 25. It will take place from 2pm - 4pm at Leon Williams Park.

If you are interested in attending the Memorial Service please call (469) 321 - 2704 or (713) 534 -4021

Below is the link the Final Call Story I wrote plus a few other websites that have ran the story. The family is grateful to all:

The Final Call
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_5348.shtml

The Amsterdam News
http://www.amsterdamnews.com/articles/2008/10/23/news/doc49009d989155f301451526.txt

The San Francisco Bay View
http://www.sfbayview.com/2008/jasper-style-lynching-in-paris-texas/

IndyMedia
http://arkansas.indymedia.org/newswire/display/22734/index.php
http://chicago.indymedia.org/newswire/display/84256/index.php