Wednesday, June 4, 2008

KMOV revisits LaVena Johnson story

St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV-TV ran a story last night on the case of PFC LaVena Johnson. Reported by Matt Sczesny, the story features new comments by LaVena's father, Dr. John Johnson, as he spoke at a press conference yesterday. Also mentioned is a response from a staffer for the House Armed Services Committee.

This is a good time to mention once more that the Gateway Greens Alliance and the Universal African Peoples Organization are sponsoring a panel discussion on LaVena Johnson tonight at 7 pm at Legacy Books & Cafe, 5249 Delmar (near Union) in St. Louis. Those panelists:

  • Lionel Nixon, African Newsworld newspaper [moderator]
  • Dr. John Johnson, father of LaVena Johnson
  • Redditt Hudson, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Michael McPhearson, Veterans For Peace

I'll be in attendance, and will write it up on the blog tomorrow. If there's accompanying video, that content might take a little longer to post.

Also: The aforementioned press conference was reported in a story by Elizabethe Holland for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


SP Biloxi said...


Thanks for the scoop. I will post the video on the blog for tomorrow. Also, I wanted to let you know that Blogger has a new feature that you have snippets of recent postings on favorite blogs or websites. So, your latest posting now appears on my link to your blog. So, in case anyone misses my posting, readers can now go directly your recent posting.