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Please support Pickle campaign! Godfundme ends soon. Help reach the goal.
Published on December 20, 2022 by Julian Reyes

Please support Pickle campaign!  Support this family of Austin's black leaders and activists.   Godfundme ends soon. Help reach the goal.

Cluren Williams is organizing this fundraiser.  His brother, known around Austin for decades as Pickle, was shot multiple times by APD.  He was jailed and left to pitiful medical access, no contact from family, and poor recovery conditions in jail.  Also involved were the Travis County Sheriff's office.  As cops work together to harm people, especially people that are darker skinned on the outside.  We have a lot of work to do to make us safe, secure, and with justice for all in Austin, let's get to this good work!

  The police lied about their involvement. Even in the beginning the Police lied and said that he shot at them first. Which was then said the next day as a lie by the then Chief of Police, Brian Manley.  Bad cops were implicated and never charged and even the Civil court system failed this task for justice for all in the 5th Circuit Federal Court. 

Pickle grew up in Austin, he was well known and was also an artist in the community.   Pickle in many ways, was Austin.  The police shot him, he lived for a couple years, then one of the lodged bullets killed him in his sleep.  In his brother's arms.  The story is very important to police accountability and especially to our protections of safety and taxes in Austin, and across Texas.    This ir why we film police, when we can, to keep the story straight and not get lies put in to cover for bad policing.  Justice was denied the Williams family. But they are going to continue to fight for Justice for Pickle!    Everyone please share this story, link and support this Family in their hour of need and to prevent injustices in our community from lethal force misuse by police.  We all share rights, we must help the one's fighting for us, to help us all keep safe and rightful.

Here's the word from the Family and Cluren Williams, a leader of the community and an activist for justice:

"   Our beloved Lawrence B. Parrish recently passed on September 10th, 2022. Lawrence was a wonderful father, brother and friend who touched the lives of thousands of people around the world. 

Born on November 27th, 1985, Lawrence dedicated his life to God, his family, and his community. 

We are devastated by this loss and unprepared for the costs. 

Support request timelines have been extended to Saturday, December 31st, 2022, due to falling short of the necessary funds. 

We need to raise $20,000 by Saturday, December 31st, 2022, to be able to absorb all expenses. 

Here is a shareable link to the fundraiser for Lawrence []. Please consider donating, as any amount is a blessing & will genuinely help our family during this difficult time. 

Thank you so much,