August 8 - August 21, 2008
Color of Change Supports Investigation Into Army Murders
Johnson was a
19-year-old private in the U.S. Army, serving in Iraq, when someone
from her military base raped and murdered her, and burned her
body says the people at Color of Change. Despite what her family
calls overwhelming physical evidence, the Army called her death a
suicide and has closed the case.
three years, LaVena's parents have been fighting for answers. At
almost every turn, they have felt that the Army has closed its doors to
them or presented them with lies. The Johnson family has appealed to
the U.S. Congress, the one body that can hold the military accountable.
But, as in other cases where female soldiers have been raped and
murdered, the Army has called it suicide. Congress has failed to
of Change, whose goal is to empower its members, Black Americans and
our allies, is asking that Americans join Johnson’s parents in calling
on Congressman Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Government Oversight
Committee, to mount a real investigation into Johnson's death and the
alleged Army cover-up.
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information on the case.
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sign the electronic petition.
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