A group of people from Atlanta who believe a murder suspect has been profiled and imprisoned unjustly in Union faced off against the family and friends of his alleged victim on Friday.
On Thursday, the Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda, a group that members describe as being a criminal justice committee, met with the solicitor to complain that Good is a victim of racial profiling and has been held unfairly
. They said they were unsatisfied with the solicitor's response, so they staged a protest on Friday morning.
"There is no specific evidence pointing at him and there was DNA pointing at someone else
," said Sam Madison of the Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda. "We're insisting Jamel Good be given his eighth amendment rights and be allowed bail and that's not happening."
Good's supporters call it a case of racial profiling.
Dozens of family members and friends of Fernandez gathered on the opposite side of the street.
WYFF News 4's Mike McCormick was at the protest, and said that Fernandez's mother screamed "justice for Maria" until she became so emotional that family members took her away from the street.
"You got a lot of people over there speaking on something they don't really know, or something somebody else told them but we know the facts," said Travis Fernandez, Maria's brother.
The 16th Circuit Solicitor, Kevin Brackett, released a statement to WYFF News4 in response to the rally. Part of it reads, "While we understand why the family and friends of Mr. Good would want to take to the streets to protest his innocence and demand his release, we believe that Mr. Good's fate should be decided by a jury of his peers, not a jury of his pals