FOR JUSTICE INTERNATIONAL”
After Aaron's Funeral I went into hiding for
6 month. In May 2004 I started my Fight for Justice. I had
very little cooperation with Police, the investigation was
going nowhere. There were over 200 witnesses and none would
cooperate. By September Aaron's case had gone cold and detectives
had been removed from the case. Police was no longer working
on my son's case. Police told me to befriend the press,
keep Aaron's story alive and continue to plea with witnesses
to come forward with info.
I met with city, provincial and federal politicians
for help, all they had to say is "where are all the
other victims families"; just to be told they could
only help if I had many other victims families with me.
Aaron's story was in the press about 3 to 4 times a year....
the gang violence in Calgary continued to escalate... gang
members were getting away with murder and living FREE!!
By researching and following all murder cases
in my province as well as around the country, I learned
there was NO real JUSTICE in Canada and our legal system
was a "joke"! By making contact with all organizations
in Canada for victims of murder or violent crimes, I soon
learned there was NO help either. Soon I realized I had
to fight this Fight by myself. Frustration, anger and rage
urged me to take action.
My vision for the Walk for Justice for Murder
Victims was born out of the LOVE for my only son, my frustration
anger and rage of his brutal murder, NO one arrested, NO
one convicted and NO justice for my beloved Aaron. My Son
hated violence and told his friends when he got out of hospital,
he would fight against and the violence in Calgary... instead
he died! This is "Aaron's Walk for Justice" I
am his voice and I am fighting his Fight!
Even though it was difficult making contact
with families of murder victims (due to the privacy act)
I persevered and founded and organized my first Walk for
Justice for Murder Victims in September 2006.
We walked on September 10th @ 2 PM here in
Calgary, Alberta. having no idea how many families would
come. It was a huge success, 7 families & friends walked,
about 100 people. We had awesome News coverage, four TV
stations covered the event and 2 newspapers as well as 3
radio stations. I told the press I will take the Walk for
Justice national and international.
Barbara Dunne in the United Kingdom contacted
me through my web site; she hosted the first Aaron Shoulders
Walk for Justice in the UK, taking it "International"
on November 18th 2006. Her son Robert was brutally stabbed
to death in 2003. Three regions hosted a “Walk for
Justice” in the UK in September 2007... all lost their
loved ones to violence/homicide.
The AARON SHOULDERS WALK FOR JUSTICE
INTERNATIONAL is held annually in September nationally