You probably have not seen or heard the name Shanquella Robinson in the media for a while, and that isn’t because her case has been resolved.
The case has been at a complete standstill since we last reported that the Mexican authorities issued an arrest warrant International arrest warrant for one of her friends, describing them as a ‘direct aggressor’.
According to WCCB Charlotte a group of friends, community activists and supporters of Shanquella Robinson marched to a local post office with dozens of pink letters in hand Saturday calling on Mexican authorities to take action.
It’s been four months since Shanquella Robinson was found dead in Mexico with a severe spinal cord injury after investigators said she was attacked inside a villa while vacationing in Cabo with friends.
However, some said movement on the case has been slow and that’s why letters are now headed to Mexican authorities and President Biden to push them to do more.
“Hopefully when they get these letters in Mexico and when the President receives these letters it won’t just be a letter. When they see the pink itself they’ll know it’s coming from us and hopefully, it will motivate them to give us some assistance in getting the Cabo 6 arrested,” Civil rights activist John C. Barnett said.
Saturday at noon: Million Youth March of Charlotte and the family of Shanquella Robinson will march from Little Rock AME Zion Church in Uptown to the post office on McDowell St to mail "letters of concern" to Mexico. The goal is to mail 1,000 letters. pic.twitter.com/T9TftYG5nx
— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) February 17, 2023
Supporters are also calling for the arrest of the other people on the trip who they said should be held responsible in Robinson’s death.
“Everybody that was there and at the table needs to come forth and give an account of what happened,” Apostle Dennis K Hilliard said.
Robinson’s father said as the push for action continues, he’ll keep fighting for justice.
“Going forward the only thing I can do as a father, the way I loved her, the way I raised her and tried to protect her, is that I have to stand in her place while she’s not here and make sure that she gets justice,” Bernard Robinson said.
Shanquella’s mom and sister in the front of the march as they chant, “No justice, no peace, arrest the #Cabo6!” #ShanquellaRobinson @WBTV_News pic.twitter.com/cEw9mPkDSq
— Brandon Hamilton (@BHAMonTV) February 18, 2023
#SayHerName Dozens March to #Charlotte post office to mail a hundred letters to Mexican Authorities to address concerns and the need for justice to be served immediately for #shanquellarobinson #millionyouthmarch
More at 6pm @wcnc pic.twitter.com/r1SYh64NNr
— Jesse Pierre 🇭🇹🇨🇦 (@JessePierre_) February 18, 2023
We have to continue to SAY HER NAME!