2nd Protest and March To Be Held In Small Southern Town

Rasheem Ryelle Carter’s skeletal remains were found in a wooded area about one mile south of Taylorsville, Mississippi, after he had been missing for one month

Sarah Walker Gorrell


Rasheem Carter Protest in February Photo by Facebook

When Tiffany Carter of Fayette, Mississippi, talked to her son, Rasheem Ryelle Carter, on October 2, 2022, she didn’t realize that it would be the last time she would hear his voice.

Rasheem had been contracted to work at the Georgia-Pacific Plant in Taylorsville, Mississippi, and was staying at Motel 8 in Laurel, Mississippi. According to Rasheem’s aunt, Marnee Tompkins of Byram, Mississippi, his last call to his mother was full of panic. He reported that he was being threatened by three trucks of white men.

When they could no longer get in touch with Rasheem, search parties were organized by his mother, family, and friends.

One month later, on November 2, 2022, remains believed to be Rasheem’s were found in a wooded area off Hwy 37, just a mile south of Taylorsville, Mississippi, after a landowner turned in a video from his Deer Cam, to law enforcement.

On New Year’s Eve afternoon, members of the Black Lives Matter Grassroots Organization, along with Rasheem’s mother and other family members and friends, gathered in the parking lot of the Piggly-Wiggly Grocery store. The group of 50–75 people marched, down a back street, to the Taylorsville Police Department, where they were met with locked doors and no answers.

A second protest and march, sponsored by Building Bridges and the family of Rasheem, will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., beginning in the Parking Lot of Piggly-Wiggly Grocery Store.

Felica Kaho, one of Rasheem’s aunts who lives in New York, stated, “the protest and marches will continue until answers are found.”

Following the first protest, Smith County Sheriff Joel Houston released a statement that said, “The family of Rasheem Carter wants justice, and that is precisely what we want as well. If the evidence leads to foul play being involved, justice will be served. The case is still an ongoing investigation. MBI has been a great asset in helping with the case, and even the FBI assisted early on in the beginning of the investigation. We respect everyone’s constitutional right to protest peacefully. It is essential to us that the family know that we are there for them and will continue to work with them as long as they allow.”

Originally published at https://original.newsbreak.com.

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Sarah Walker Gorrell

A Freelance writer, blogger, and author who writes about anything and everything — news, family, cemeteries, or the antics of two Poms! Life is a story!