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Julius Tate memorial gathering

December 7, 2020 3:00 pm @ 3:00 pm

On December 7th, 2020, the family of Julius E. Tate will gather on
Champion and Mt. Vernon Ave. where an eclectic pole has been decorated in his honor.
It has been two years since the murder of young Julius at the hands of Columbus
According to Columbus police, Julius’ death was the result of a sting operation gone
wrong. An autopsy report released to the media by Franklin County Coroner’s claims
that Julius was shot once each in the head, and the chest, and three times in the
abdomen. This information contradicts the official autopsy given to Jamita Malone,
Julius’ mother.
Amidst all of the protest being held and the presidential election that just took place,
Julius’ family wants to make sure that his story is known, and his murderers are held
The memorial of Julius’ death comes two months after The March Against Columbus
was held in his honor. Starting downtown and moving onto Mt Vernon where Julius Tate
was murdered, the march lasted sixteen days.
“When Julius died, no one told me,” Jamita says. “ Till this day they [Columbus Police]
have not knocked on my door and told me. But I knew. My son came to me that
night…and I felt a cold hand on my arm, and I got chills. Their lies never sat right with
me. Julius came to me that night and he said, ‘Mommy save me.’’’
Ms.Malone says she has been misled by not only the police department, but the city of
Columbus also. She feels she has been forced into silence, and her son’s case has
been forgotten. She hopes to be able to tell Julius’ true story come his memorial day and also confront those she feels have wronged her.

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December 7, 2020 3:00 pm
3:00 pm
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