Parents of Kendrick Johnson Could Face Jail Time

Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson could face jail time for a 2013 protest.   CBS NEWS SCREENSHOT
Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson could face jail time for a 2013 protest.
CBS NEWS SCREENSHOT

The parents of Kendrick Johnson, who have been relentless in pursuit of justice for the son they believe was murdered, are set to face a judge Monday for a protest that blocked a courthouse entrance.

According to CNN, Kendrick’s parents, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, along with five family members, all of whom have dubbed themselves the “KJ7,” face charges in connection with an April 2013 protest in which the KJ7 allegedly locked arms in front of a doorway at the Lowndes County Courthouse in Valdosta, Ga., and later a security checkpoint, shouting, “No justice, no peace.”

CNN notes that the KJ7 reportedly planned the protest after they grew tired with the lack of information they received regarding Kendrick’s death. The 17-year-old was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat inside his Valdosta high school in January 2013.

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