Dorothy Johnson-Speight still holds the burden of a mother’s pain. Her 24-year-old son Khaliiq Jabbar Johnson was shot dead over a dispute about a parking space in Philadelphia in 2001. In the wake of the tragedy, the grief that overwhelmed Johnson-Speight needed a release. That’s when she founded Mothers in Charge, Inc. as a support system for women like her who lost their children to the streets.
Read the full report at WITF.org: One Pa. mother’s quest to heal both sides of the criminal justice divide