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Grand Basileus Tony Knox
For Immediate Release
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Epiphany Public Relations,
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A Message of Response from Brother Antonio F. Knox, Sr., 40th Grand Basileus on
The Mistrial Verdict in the Walter Scott Case in Charleston, SC

Giving Honor to God, My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

The scales of justice continue to be unbalanced. As we listened to the news of a mistrial in the Walter Scott case in Charleston, South Carolina we are once again shaking our heads in disbelief. However, our tireless faith in God is ever forward and our hope is not shattered. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated is standing in the gaps around Brother Anthony Scott and the Walter Scott Family and I am asking the family to hold on to God's unchanging hand for just a little while longer. God is our faithful refuge, tower of strength and His promises of love and righteousness remain true.

I am asking the Brothers in Charleston, South Carolina, a part of the Sixth District, to be present and rally around the family in an ongoing show of support and let them know that justice will prevail and this is not over. I pray that all others in the city of Charleston while frustrated and angry, will exercise careful control and collectively work toward peaceful resolve, preserving what we have built up. While we hoped for a different verdict, we realize that this is just a battle in the ongoing war for equality and justice.

As the city prepares for a retrial, it is just a reminder that we have to work harder for everything. It's a clear reminder that we must boldly and progressively stay the course with relentless resolve knowing that we can't take anything for granted. Men of Omega stay the course and see it through until it is finished. The pendulum of our strong legacy of commitment to social action, equality and justice swings powerfully forward with impact. "We Are One!"


Brother Antonio F. Knox, Sr.,
40thGrand Basileus
Since its humble beginnings on the Howard University campus, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity continues to be on the front line, leveraging its power, influence and more than 100 years of commitment to the uplift of our people and our communities.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college.

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