Sojounrer Mullein grew up in a hard working but low income family in New York City. Under that stress, her parents eventually divorced. After 9/11 happened, Jo was near ground zero and was inspired to make a difference after witnessing so much tragedy. She graduated valedictorian, joined the army, gave university a shot, but eventually joined the police force. She was motivated by great ambitions, but every choice revealed systemic failings. The one that ended her law enforcement career was when she watched her partner beat a suspect nearly to death. She decided to turn him in but was unceremoniously fired when she was tagged in a "Black Lives Matter" facebook post. Drowning her sorrows over the police backing her partner, she was approached by a Guardian of OA with a brand new ring and a challenge: "one year to make a difference."
Her beat is The City Enduring, the rebuilt home of three warring races after they destroyed their two planet system. So their rivalry never gets out of hand again, they use a drug called Emotion Exploit (EE) to keep their emotional response lessened. Sojourner has been granted an exemption from the EE. Soon after she was assigned, the world experienced their first murder in five centuries.
Jo and local law enforcement, The Peace Division, quickly find their suspect, a member of the keh-Topli people. Before Jo could interrogate her, she was killed by an unknown member of The Nah race, who ultimately evaded capture. Afterward, a protest against the Emotion Exploit erupts into a riot when the Peace Division opens fire on the crowd. Jo learns it was planned by the wife of the first murder victim because she blames the EE for leaving her husband's killer unable to process her emotions in a healthy way.
Investigating this revealed a criminal element motivated by Switchoff, a drug that counteracts the Emotion Exploit. Jo finds a vast virtual dark net populated by @Ats, as well as "sweatshops" full of Switchoff addicts creating entertainment, like memes and jokes, to be used as currency. Jo found out that 2 of the 3 members of the council were orchestrating events to get the attention of the Green Lantern Corps and out their deeper fascist roots. However, this blew up spectacularly when one of the council members were killed and the other arrested for his role, allowing the third member to take control of the military and stage a coup.
Powers & Abilities
Power Ring: Jo's ring has all the same abilities of the other Green Lantern rings except it doesn't need a power battery to recharge. It just recharges incrementally over time. The trade off is it is less powerful than the other rings, and, if depleted completely, it leaves the ringbearer vulnerable for a lot longer. Rather than base its power on the user's willpower to overcome fear, it uses the user's willpower to live with fear.
Meatware: Jo had a biocybernetic virus code written into her DNA which translates alien languages.
Future State: 20 years in the future Jo is a member of reformed Justice League. Leading up to that Jo garnered the reputation of being one of the best detectives after uniting the Corps to solve Oa's greatest mystery. After the Justice League defeated The Hyperclan Jo was voted leader by the team.