On this Martin Luther King Day, a group of U.S. Postal Service workers held a rally at the MLK Memorial. They are calling for safer job conditions and justice for letter carriers injured or killed while delivering in the dark.
It follows the death of 26-year old Tyson Barnette in Landover, Md. He was shot and killed on November 23, 2013 while working a route after dark.
Barnette’s family came in from South Carolina to show their support. His mother, Bridget, had a message for the Postmaster General.
She says, “Don’t let another life be taken by something that can be fixed as easily as pushing the (shift) times back in the morning.”