Lynchings

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How do YOU define lynching?

A rope. A Black body. A pickup truck. A Black body. A bag of Skittles. A Black body.

A torched Black body. A bombed Black body. A bullet-riddled Black body.

If a Black body falls in a forest and no one but the killer(s) is around to hear it fall,

does that Black body make a sound?

 
Ben Keita

In January 2017, Ben Keita, 18, Muslim, was found hanging from a tree in Lake Stevens, Washington.

The medical examiner initially ruled the death a suicide but changed the manner to undetermined.

The rope was tied 50 feet up the tree and K-9s dispatched to the scene did not initially find Keita’s body during earlier searches, KIRO 7 reported.

 
Will Sims

A musician, beaten and shot to death by three white supremacists, November 12, 2016, in El Sobrante, CA.

 
Timothy Caughman

Timothy Caughman

A recycler, stabbed with a sword by a white supremacist in New York, March 2017.

 
Kendra Shanice Reid

20-year-old, Winston-Salem State University student found hanging in Finch Park near Lexington, NC on April 28, 2017.

 
Richard Collins III

A veteran, stabbed by a white supremacist on the Bowie State, University of Maryland campus, May 20, 2017.

 
TeeTee Dangerfield

Found dead from multiple gunshot wounds July 31, 2017, in College Park, Georgia. 13th Black transgender woman murdered in 2017.

 

WHO IS KILLING FERGUSON PROTESTERS?

 

 “I didn’t throw a burning can back at police,” Crawford said. “I threw it out of the way of children."    Edward Crawford   found dead by gunshot wound, May 2017.

“I didn’t throw a burning can back at police,” Crawford said. “I threw it out of the way of children."

Edward Crawford found dead by gunshot wound, May 2017.

Darren Seals, aka @KingDSeals, found dead in a burning car, September 5, 2016.

DeAndre Joshua, who was shot in the head before his killer or killers set fire to his car on the November 2014 night a grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown.

Darnell Robinson was killed in the same fashion as Joshua: gunshot wound to the head, car torched, September 2014.

Antonio Jones, a Ferguson man whose body was found in the trunk of a burning car in East St. Louis, November 2014.

Terrell Beasley, shot by an off-duty St. Louis cop, December 19, 2014; his body was found in a burning car.

Our Lady Mother of Ferguson and All Those Killed by Gun Violence
Pray for us
Rescue us
Stand by us
Stabat Mater
Black Lives Matter
And God will never stop saying,
Black Lives Matter
And WE will never stop saying,
Black Lives Matter
And I and I will never stop saying,
Black Lives Matter...
— Rev. Dr. Mark-Bozzuti-Jones
 
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Lennon Lacy Lynched in NC August 2014

On August 29, 2014, Lennon Lacy, 17, was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Lennon’s family believe he was lynched. Lennon is featured in filmmaker Jacqueline Olive's, Always in Season.