Tower and Hammond, Douglas County Courthouse, Superior, WI, 4 P.M.
“Chrystul Kizer, shot and killed Randy Volar in an act of self-defense in June 2018 when she was 17 years old. Prior to his death, officials in Kenosha knew about Randy Volar’s history of sexual abuse against young black girls. In February 2018, Volar, a 33-year old white man, was arrested on multiple charges including child sexual assault and was released without bail. Police had collected evidence that shows Volar had been sexually abusing multiple black girls, including Chrystul
Kenosha prosecutors failed to act when they knew Volar was committing acts of violence and exploitation against black girls, including Chrystul. Yet, DA Michael Graveley is charging Chrystul with first-degree intentional homicide, which carries a life sentence in Wisconsin; her bail is set at $1 million. In December 2019, Chrystul’s lawyer argued that affirmative defense law applies to Chrystul’s case. The judge rejected this argument; however, the judge’s ruling is subject to appeal. Affirmative defenses protect trafficking survivors from prosecution for “offenses” as a result of being trafficked.” (from https://freechrystul.wordpress.com/?fbclid=IwAR0n8dy2hfnsbmaXngAAl4RPCE955gfYMoAekP7BRPxrP9EKep9LEaEAJLo)
There are so many feminist, anti-trafficking groups, and social justice groups in the Twin Ports, we all need to come together to make sure the Twin Ports supports Kizer right to defend herself.
It is also Black Liberation Month, and Chrystul is a victim of black and gender oppression. So bring signs and posters to stand to save a kid: Chrystul Kizer.