COLUMBIA — Her choices were grim: stay with her abusive boyfriend or flee to a drug-dealing cousin in hopes of a safer life for herself and her daughters. Hamedah Hasan chose the latter. Her cousin’s drug ring was busted, and now she’s spending time in prison. Her story has received national attention, and concerned people such as the Rev. Melissa Mummert are fighting to give Hasan, and others like her, a voice.
'Perversion of Justice' film showing at Unitarian Universalist church
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month. Or click here for full access for one day for only 99 cents.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.