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Civil rights group rallies for Anderson County closed case to be reopened

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Derby Gilliard holds a photo of her son Jermaine Scott. Derby Gilliard holds a photo of her son Jermaine Scott.
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Charlotte-based civil rights activist, John C. Barnett and his organization, True Healing Under God (T.H.U.G.) staged a rally in Anderson today, calling for a reduction in crime in the area.

"We are here today because of the cries that we have been getting out of Anderson County," Barnett said, "and more importantly there was a mother who called us."

Derby Gilliard said she reached out to T.H.U.G. to get them involved in the case of her son's death.

Gilliard's son Jermaine Scott was shot and killed during a card game in November 2010.

Anderson County deputies closed the case without an arrest.

Deputies said their investigation showed Scott pulled a gun on the other players at the table and threatened to rob them.

Deputies said another card player shot Scott, and he later died at the hospital.

Gilliard said she doesn't believe that chain of events.

"I don't believe what they are telling me," Gilliard said. "There are too many red flags in the case so I want someone to come talk to me and let me know more about this case."

Barrett said he plans to talk to Sheriff John Skipper on Monday, and will ask him to reopen the Scott case.

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