Rose Parker spent several years in jail for the death of her boyfriend. A man who she says held her at gunpoint for four days.
The California Parole Board last year let her out of jail. She gives all the credit for her release to the Lord. While in jail she told The Black Voice News that God was going to release her. Her faith never wavered.
Now she fights her next battle that is for a full pardon from Governor Gray Davis. She remains under house arrest with a monitor she wears on her arm, an ever present reminder that she is still not free.
During last months SCLC installation of officers held in Riverside, Parker spoke. Her Bible by her side, she prayed for strength and called Kevin Biggers the governors representative in the Inland Empire to accept petitions to completely free her with a pardon.
I will not give up. People didnt believe me. They didnt believe God would release me. He did and I give him the praise, she said.
She passes the petition as Martin Luther King, III and his good friend Reggie Beamon and new Riverside SCLC President James Baylark looks on.
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