Justice For Ronnie Shorter

Ronnie Shorter was a loving father, son, and member of the Greenville, Mississippi community. Unfortunately, he also suffered from police harassment for many years, eventually resulting in his death at the hands of the Greenville, Mississippi Police Department.

On the night of January 21, 2017 - as Ronnie was on the phone with his mother preparing for bed - 5 police officers with the Greenville, Mississippi police department came to his house investigating an anonymous call. They ended up shooting and killing him. Ronnie suffered 11 bullet wounds and was shot in the back and the back of the head from a distance while running away.

The police told a ridiculous story that Ronnie inexplicably came out of the house shooting, despite none of the officers being injured and his body being found lying face down near the street far away from his front door.

For more than three years, his family has been denied information or the opportunity for an independent investigation into the circumstances of Ronnie's death.

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An attorney the family hired, failed to conduct an investigation or file anything on the family's behalf.  

After being turned down by lawyer after lawyer, who all refused to take the case on contingency, the family was forced to file a case by themselves in federal court in January 2020, or be denied the opportunity for justice due to the statute of limitations. 

We are raising money to help fund the family's legal and investigation expenses.  Unfortunately, justice is slow coming without video or an eye witness, but we're hoping with your support the family can have their day in court. 

Here's a link to a video from the family telling our story: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=285019649207619&ref=watch_permalink. 

Here's the family Facebook page to learn more: https://bit.ly/Justice4Ronnie, and a recent article from the family: https://medium.com/@justice4ronnieshorter/if-black-lives-matter-dont-forget-the-names-of-those-not-being-called-65068942ca7f. 

Thank you so much for coming to this page and for your interest in supporting our family.

Even if you are unable to give, please like and share our Facebook page and the video above. Thank you!

Donations

  • Melanie Lerman 
    • $10 
    • 1 d
  • Seth Norris 
    • $50 
    • 21 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 25 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rejonna Powell 
Organizer
Greenville, MS
Flora Shorter 
Beneficiary
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