July 19, 2008

LaVena Lynn Johnson's Murder


Three years ago today, in Iraq, someone murdered and mutilated Pfc LaVena Lynn Johnson. In spite of a burst lip, two loose teeth, a broken nose, acid poured into her genitals and a gun shot wound to the wrong side of the head for a right-handed person, the US Army ruled her death a SUICIDE!

Why are women still so expendable? Why is there so little official concern about this case and too many others like it?

I feel such a sense of outrage when confronted with situations like this. Usually, there is also a sense of impotency as I have no real recourse for action.

Not so in this case. There is something we can do and I am asking for your help. Please go to the Electronic Village post that includes links to an on-line petition to have the case re-opened and properly investigated. Please sign the petition. If you have a blog, please include a post about this and ask your readers to sign the petition, also.

They may not hear an individual voice, but if we all lift our voices in outrage, we will be heard!

I have signed the petition and I am asking all of you to do the same. Thanks, Electronic Village, for keeping us informed.

2 Shared Thoughts:

Di said...

How absolutely horrible. I will sign.

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren Di,

Good to see you again! Thanks for agreeing to sign the petition to have the investigation reopened.

Please encourage your blog readers to link to the petition site and sign it as well. We need to get the word out to the world. We must have justice for the Johnson family and for Sistren LaVena.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots