It seems the FBI is pretty busy these days looking into cases of shoddy police work around the country. The latest case is the possible lynching of North Carolina black teen Lennon Lacy which has only gotten press because the NAACP has spoken out. Lacy was found hanging from a swing set in a mostly white trailer park:
Lennon was 5-foot-9. The crossbar of the swing set frame he was found hanging from was 7-foot-6, according the NAACP review. With no swings or anything at the scene on which he could have climbed, according the review, it’s unclear how Lennon reached the top.
He was also wearing shoes that were way too small for him. He was also in an interracial relationship with a significantly older woman that was met with criticism. None of this was questioned by police, nor did they check Lacy’s cell phone records or even search his bedroom.
But sure, let’s just rule it a suicide.
Team Blackness also discussed Camille Cosby’s defense of her husband, a FedEx crash way too close to Christmas, and Tamir Rice’s mother speaks out.
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I’m sure in the “minds” of the investigating police, an African-American male dating a white woman is suicide.
“Botched”? Nonsense. Until the NAACP stuck its nose into the matter, the police investigation had produced exactly the intended result.
J R in WV
I’ve beeen aware of this “suicide” for quite a while now. I enjoy your topics, and imagine I would enjoy your discussion.
But I’ve been using power tools, and enjoying rock n roll, and loud (real loud!) hobbies, for 50 odd years now. I’m gettin’ deaf!
So if I’m gonna enjoy your stuff, you’re gonna have to get it transcribed for those of us who can’t hear so well. Just like blind folks enjoy your audio posts, us hard of hearing folks yearn for written text.
Otherwise, keep up the good work!