Video: Rickie Johnson Opens His Shop
We posted yesterday about Louisiana exoneree Rickie Johnson opening a leather goods shop in his hometown on the one-year anniversary of his exoneration. He told reporters yesterday at his grand opening:
“Basically I’m fixing to go to work. The first year has been like a little vacation but I like to stay busy. I’m a busy man so I’m going to do what I know how to do and make money at the same time.”
Watch video of Johnson making belts in his shop
and explaining how he learned leatherworking from a fellow prisoner he only knew as “Who Dat.” (KALB News, 01/14/09)
And read more about Johnson’s new shop in the Shreveport Times
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