“They (cops) will attack the victim and then accuse the victim of attacking them, This is American justice, this American Democracy” – Malcolm X
The FBI has announced an official investigation into the death of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy, who was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina in August.
A federal agent was assigned to the case today (December 12) after Lacy’s family formally requested the order with the North Carolina branch of the NAACP. In a special op-ed for The Guardian, Lennon’s mother Claudia Lacy wrote about the day she lost her son and questioned if he was the victim of a modern-day lynching.
My son – a black teenager who had the world going for him, who was looking forward to playing in a big football game with his high-school team that same night – was found hanging from a swing set in the middle of a white trailer park. And within hours the police had decided it was suicide.
It doesn’t look like that to me. We don’t…
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