Police say they have no evidence of foul play in the hanging death of black teenager Lennon Lacy. But in a case with disturbing racial overtones, his family are left with haunting questions, reports Ed Pilkington
I’m amazed that this hasn’t appeared on my dash yet. A black teenager in north carolina; a highly driven young man with no history or suggestion of mental illness was found hanging from a neighbourhood swingset with fresh injuries to his head and torso. The police labelled the death “not suspicious”.
I don’t want to say we were “Doing so well” in NC….but Dammit, we were MILDLY progressive recently. Gay Marriage was recently (and rightly) un-banned in NC, and now a fucking lynching.
You know what. Fuck you. Not you Doc (Whom I reblogged this from). The people that did this. The Small-town hick cops that don’t want to protect and serve that don’t know the damn law, that PROVE every negative stereotype that NORMAL people in the South fight every day of their life to defy.
But of course there was “Nothing Suspicious”. Existing while black is a crime in the South, there isn’t anything official, but segregation exists here. He wandered into the “Wrong” part of town and he became prey, Places cops don’t go because of Hillbillies are as bad as inner city gang territory. Both are tight-knit communities that turn inward and don’t cooperate with the cops. The cops just stop trying there.