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– Voices of the Poor, The World Bank
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Justice Comes One Victory at a Time for Police Brutality Victim Antwynette Houston
The Case of Antwynette Houston
Assault by a Former Louisville Metro Policeman and Subsequent Treatment by the Justice System Does Little to Deter Her Fight for Justice. Read how she is finding justice for herself one victory at a time…
“Justice can sleep for years and awaken when it is least expected. A miracle is nothing more than dormant justice from another time arriving to compensate those it has cruelly abandoned. Whoever knows this is willing to suffer, for he knows that nothing is in vain.”
― Mark Helprin,
August 3, 2017, will mark the 4th year that Antwynette Houston’s life was changed forever. She recounts the incident to all those who will listen, “I was attacked one early morning around 3 a.m. by former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officer, Scott Sturgeon, who was off duty at the time. I had just returned from an out-of-town funeral and decided to stop at a gas station for a snack before going home. My son who was nine-years-old at the time was sleeping in the backseat. The incident stemmed from a verbal altercation over a parking space, which was initiated by the police officer. The result, in the end, was that he completely separated my shoulder. I sustained multiple injuries and had four surgeries on my shoulder. I am still unable to fully use my arm today.” READ MORE.