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Ernest Carter biography: 13 things about black man called Le’Taxione

Ernest A. Carter is an African-American man originally from California, United States. He is a published author and an activist advocating for gang violence prevention.

Carter is also known as Le’Taxione. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in 1963.
  2. He was one of the founding members of a gang in Fresno, California.
  3. In 1983, he was convicted of assault with a firearm on a police officer in California.
  4. In 1988, he was convicted of felony possession and distribution of a controlled substance in Oregon, USA.
  5. In 1990, he was convicted of attempted murder in Oregon.
  6. In 1998, the Pierce County Superior Court in Pierce County, Washington, USA convicted him of two counts of first-degree robbery and sentenced him as a persistent offender to life in prison. It was his third serious offense so he was eligible for life without parole under the persistent offender law.
  7. In 2007, he founded the Nine Steps to Empower Process (N’STEP), an innovative, non-traditional and effective approach to gang violence prevention.
  8. While in prison, he published eight books. He published one more book outside the prison.
  9. In 2015, 23rd Washington governor Jay Inslee granted him clemency.
  10. After leaving prison, he enrolled at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Washington. He is the vice president of the school’s Black Student Union.
  11. He a member of the executive board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) branch in Spokane.
  12. A woman accused him of hitting her many times, trying to strangle her and biting her on the left side of her face on the evening of December 14, 2020.
  13. On December 17, 2020, he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence assault. Held in Spokane County Jail on a $500,000 bond, he is scheduled to be arraigned on December 29, 2020.

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4 replies »

  1. Thank you for putting out the truth about our powerful leader Le’Taxione, he will be lead this community no matter what.

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