We must continue to Love one another. I’ve been named the creative director for Justice Consulting. I need to shout out my good friend Alexis Martin in Ohio who is wrongfully incarcerated. She is a victim of sex trafficking and I encourage everyone to look up more information on her story. She keeps me going day to day with her positive outlook on life.
Human trafficking survivors braved the cold and snow Saturday for a survivor’s march on Columbus at the Ohio Statehouse. The group marched on behalf of human trafficking survivor Alexis Martin. (WSYX/WTTE)
Heading to Ohio
'We marched a long time,' local advocate reacts to Cyntoia Brown's clemency
"The system failed them. Society failed them. Now, our courts are going to fail them, too. This must end," Leslie King said.
"Something needs to be done, and we're doing it," King said.
King is heading to Columbus, Ohio on Saturday to march for Alexis Martin's freedom.
"Wherever there is a child and justice is inadequately served—I'll be there."
Leslie King, of Grand Rapids, Michigan a spokesperson for Survivors of Human Trafficking, movingly said, “ It’s time to set Cyntoia free.” King read off the names of those similarly incarcerated – teens tried as adults. All of these teens, King remarked, are “children of color, sex/rape survivors who have been tossed aside.”
Ebony Jones, right, and others march from Bicentennial Mall to Tennessee State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 in support for clemency for Cyntoia Brown. (Photo: Shelley Mays\ Tennessean.com)