Three years and four months after un-uniformed officer, Nouman Raja shot and killed Corey Jones, the jury has pronounced their verdict: Nouman Raja is guilty of manslaughter and attempted first degree murder.
We remember the pleas made on behalf of this child of Palm Beach County and pray for justice. Some of the changes in the Petition at the end of the story were implemented.
Eight days after the death of Corey Jones nearly 1,500 friends, family members and concerned citizens rallied in Riviera Beach to praise God, to honor Corey’s memory and to call for Federally mandated changes.
Shouts of praise to God rang through the rafters of the Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church in Riviera Beach on Monday, October 26th, 2015 as the faithful raised their voices in praise to the only wise King, the all powerful One; the God of Justice. The faith in that place was as palpable as it was heart wrenching to see the broken and hurting praising the God who gives and the God who takes away, saying in essence, “Blessed be the Name of the Lord!”
Hundreds of Christians stood together, holding hands and praying for change in the policies and procedures that allowed the shooting death of Corey Jones by Palm Beach Gardens police officer, Nouman Raja on the morning of October 18th, 2015.
Riviera Beach Mayor, Thomas Masters shared, “I am indeed grateful to share in the leadership of the movement. This is not about a moment. It’s about a movement. It’s not about a man or woman. It’s about a mission. One voice. One community.”