Rosemont, IL: Activists Return United
Jedidiah Brown And Lamon Reccord Arrested
Protests for Kenneka Jenkins resumed in Rosemont, IL after the investigation labeled her death accidental. A batch of postmortem photos were released to the public, showing Jenkins inside the freezer with exposed skin. Teresa Martin was outside the Rosemont hotel with a group of supporters Saturday, October 21, two weeks after shockingly calling off the original protest.
“Frankly, the photos depicting how Kenneka was found raise more questions about what happened to Kenneka Jenkins than they answer,” the family’s attorney Larry Rogers Jr. said.
On Facebook, Martin claims she was treated with hostility by police. Made to stand outside and allegedly called “a bunch of wild people” Activists came back out to support Martin without hesitation.
“..WHILE DOING A CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION WHY NOT TAKE FINGERPRINTS?
8:44am Oct 21 – Martin said Full post
…SHOW THAT CAMERA FOOTAGE OF THE CAMERA RIGHT ABOVE THAT FREEZER KENNEKA (allegedly) WALKED IN”
Jedidiah Brown and Lamon Reccord both came back to Rosemount to support Martin. Both were arrested and released. Brown was charged with two counts of trespassing and Reccord was reportedly picked up on a warrant.
During the first protest, Reccord was arrested for trespassing but this time, they were both arrested. Some people wondered if Brown and Reccord would return to protest after Martin stated on Facebook that a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” had taken advantage of her situation. Martin didn’t give names but Brown and Reccord took the message personally and defended their intentions on livestream. Martin has cut off off communication with Reccord and Brown since that statement.
The corporate media has largely ignored the Jenkins protest, despite a huge public interest. Michelle Relerford, a journalist from NBC 5, has been using Facebook live to give updates on the case. Releford said she’s been criticized for her efforts with questions like “why don’t you just let her Rest In Peace” and “why do you keep posting these updates,” Releford responded to the critics by saying “because thousands of people have followed me for these updates, and secondly, her family doesn’t want this to rest,” while sneaking in an update while covering a Cubs game for NBC 5
When asked about national coverage of the case, many said it wasn’t being covered so they use social media for coverage. Jenkins mother was ignored when she arrived at the hotel and brushed off by the 911 operator. She was forced to wait outside of the hotel for hours and wasn’t shown the video surveillance for weeks, later told some cameras were moved or didn’t work. You can check Martins page for future details on protests.
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