Justice For Brandon

Miss you forever, love you always.

Brandon was a beautiful young man. He was only 21 years old and deeply immersed in pursuing his dreams of becoming a designer. He had a girlfriend. He had friends and a family who loved him deeply. He was a cut-up. He was known for his kindness, his generosity, his willingness to support others. He lived in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland and was part of the energy that makes that neighborhood so vital. He was like many young people in his sense that he was invincible. He threw his arms wide and embraced life. His promise and the joy he brought to living ended brutally on July 26, 2011. 

Brandon was killed by a criminal, without conscious or remorse. We tend to think that things like this can’t, don’t happen to good people – that somehow “me” or “my children, my family, the people I love” won’t be involved in anything that would put them in danger. The fact is that criminals, like the person who killed Brandon, are not concerned about who they kill. They don’t stop to think about the innocent lives they cut short or the families they tear apart.

Brandon deserves justice. So does our community. 

Please let the authorities know that you care about crime in our community, that you demand that they protect the public. Demand justice for Brandon and for Cleveland.

How can you help?

E-mail your city council person.

E-mail your congressman.

E-mail your local news outlets.

Like the Facebook Page dedicated to Brandon’s memory.

Donate to the Brandon Cartellone Scholarship Fund at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Spread the word. Tell people about Brandon's story.

To find out more ways to help or to reach out, contact us below.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cleveland homicide unit at 216-623-5464. 

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