Relocation of Rakeem Jones


Hello, my name is Ronnie C. Rouse. On March 9, 2016,  my best friend Rakeem Jones and myself (pictured in the UNC Jersey) were at a Donald Trump Campaign Event at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC.  After being asked to leave, in the process of being escorted out by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, Rakeem was struck in the face by a member of the crowd in front of those very same deputies. The deputies immediately took Rakeem to the ground, and allowed the assailant to return to his seat to continue to watch the event. The department released a statement stating that deputies were not looking when the assault occured, which is clearly not true as seen in the picture above. The assailant was arrested the next day after videos I and others released went viral. The CCSD is conducting an internal investigation, but has yet to acknowledge any wrong doing or justify the actions, and inaction of their deputies.

Rakeem is a victim who became a victim for being a victim. He was assaulted, thrown to the ground by law enforcement, and is now receiving multiple legitimate death threats; one of which was internationally televised.

Rakeem and myself have retained the joint legal counsel of Attorney Allen W. Rogers to deal with the media, and a potential civil suit against the CCSD.  Rakeem has been moving place to place, staying with me, other friends, and family because he fears for the safety of his own family which includes a 5 year old son.  He needs to relocate immediately and the pay he receives from being a tutor and his other part time job is not enough to cover that and his mounting legal fees. Especially since he hasn't been able to work due to the spotlight the story has cast upon him. Please help. All proceeds will be placed into an account at Branch Banking And Trust, 5137 College Center Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28311, that will be delivered to Rakeem personally for himself and his family. To hear more about the story and view more media, visit Justice For Rakeem Jones where you will find a link to this GoFundMe campaign. We just want him to feel secure and make sure he and his family are safe during this time of uncertainty.

Thank you sincerely,
Ronnie C. Rouse

Washington Post: Trump supporter charged after sucker-punching protester at North Carolina rally

NY PostJohn McGraw, who sucker-punched protester at N.C. Donald Trump rally, hints at more violence: ‘Next time, we might have to kill him!’

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Ronnie C Rouse 
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Rakeem Jones 
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