With few answers in the death of Shanquella Robinson, a local nonprofit will launch a letter-writing campaign


Three months after Shanquella Robinson died under suspicious circumstances while vacationing with acquaintances in Mexico, may questions remain.

Last November, the authorities in Mexico issued issued an arrest warrant for an unnamed “aggressor” in Robinson’s death, but no arrest has been announced. In fact, no new information has been released at all.

To push for faster results, Million Youth March of Charlotte and Salisbury, a nonprofit group that seeks to end community violence, is partnering with Robinson’s family to launch a letter-writing campaign.

Mario Black, the group’s director, said the goal is to mail at least 1,000 letters to Mexican authorities to establish a sense of urgency in the case.

“The significance of it is to put pressure on Mexico, because they’re not owning up to their responsibility and executing the warrants of the Cabo Six,” Black told QCity Metro, referring to the six acquaintance who were in the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas when Robinson died. “We hope by doing this it will ignite someone there to push a little harder.”

Participants in the letter-writing campaign will meet at Little Rock AME Zion Church at noon on Feb. 18, then march to the U.S. post office on 201 N. McDowell St. 





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