CALL TO ACTION: Reopen The Case For The Unsolved Murder Of This Louisville Civil Rights Pioneer!

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Her body was found, lifeless and beaten, pulled from the Ohio river, in 1965. She was murdered but no charges were ever filed!

Her name was Alberta Jones.

She was the city’s first female prosecutor.

She once represent Muhammed Ali (when he was known as Cassius Clay, helping him secure his first professional contract).

She was the first African-American in Kentucky to pass the bar exam.

She helped integrate the University of Louisville.

But for 51 years, her death has been unsolved, untouched. Another black woman who slipped though the cracks.

However that may now all change and we gotta all keep the pressure up! Remington Williams, a professor at Bellarmine University in Louisville sent a letter, 7 pages long, to the city police chief and asked that he re-opens the investigation.

This is said to be being given full consideration and is being reviewed! SO, let’s keep the story alive and spread to make sure they can’t just re-file it and ignore it. SHE WAS MURDERED, AND SOMEONE DID IT!

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The Huffington Post reported:

Eight years ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation matched a fingerprint found inside Jones’s car to a man who was 17 at the time of the murder. Then-Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Stengel concluded two years later that he could not prosecute the case, citing loss of evidence and the death of key witnesses, the newspaper reported.

Williams, a lawyer who teaches pre-law at Bellarmine, initially wanted to write a book about the case, but now is focused on helping to get the case reopened, noting that the lead detective and the then-teenager are still alive.

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell said on Thursday that his office has a personal interest in the case, citing the presence of a plaque commemorating the young attorney’s service to the community. Jones’s niece also has been a long-time staff member, he said.

So let’s keep this up, let’s find justice and let her family rest.

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