PALMDALE, CA — Following community outcry, authorities are investigating the death of a year-old black man who was found hanging from a tree near City Hall in Palmdale this week, in what was originally described as an apparent suicide. On Saturday, hundreds of people took to the streets in Palmdale, marching from the park where Robert Fuller's body was found with a rope around his neck to the sheriff's station.
Thousands of protesters gathered in Palmdale on Saturday to mourn year-old Robert Fuller, whose death has sparked alarm in the Antelope Valley as investigators try to determine whether it was a suicide or if foul play was involved. Authorities initially said they suspected it was a suicide, but then backed off that statement and ordered an autopsy. His body was found hanging from a tree near City Hall early Wednesday. On Friday, Lt.
A full autopsy is planned. I can say I suspect a lynching.
We just want the truth. My brother was not suicidal. He was a survivor.
He was street smart. After half an hour, Lt. Derrick Ballentine, the watch commander, came out a side door to address the crowd and take questions. The lieutenant said he, personally, would have no problem with an independent probe, which Ali intends to call for on Monday. But Ballentine said that was not his call. After he spoke, the marchers returned to City Hall in a peaceful march. The California Legislative Black Caucus reflected on the death of George Floyd and urged the passage of several bills intended to address inequality in the state. Kim Kardashian West tweeted about the case, urging people to a petition demanding a full investigation.
The residents asked whether there were cameras around the park. The city said there were no outdoor cameras, and video recorders on a nearby traffic al could not have captured what happened.
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The officer who shot him is fired and another officer is placed on administrative leave. An American flag flew nearby. We will settle for nothing less than a thorough ing of this matter. The Antelope Valley has a substantial Black population. There have been repeated allegations of racist policies, including a U. Justice Department finding that officials worked to drive Black people out of public housing. More recently, allegation of racism roiled a local school district.
Public health officials continued to warn that the virus has not changed, despite eased restrictions free some businesses to reopen and larger gatherings to take place. More than a hundred congregants and friends of the Cochran Avenue Baptist Church marched through Mid-Wilshire protesting the treatment of Black people across guys country.
At one point, Pastor Palmdale Johnson asked the marchers to take a knee. He then led them in prayer. The marchers headed along San Vicente Boulevard winding through residential streets with a stop in a neighborhood known as Little Ethiopia. They were heading to the La Brea Tar Pits.
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Antoinette Jordan, 50, marched alongside her boyfriend, Quinn. Jordan attends the church and said it was her third protest march. The last few months have been hard for them. Torrance police identify woman who went on anti-Asian racist tirades. Torrance police identified the woman at the center of a social media storm over racist, anti-Asian tirades caught on video as Long Beach resident Lena Hernandez, Outside the largest jail in Los Angeles County, doctors and medical workers donned their white jackets and took to the streets in downtown on Saturday to protest the treatment of black people across America.
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They drew a direct connection between the racial inequities in healthcare with the danger Black people face in jails and on the street. In the crowd, medical workers spoke about how they have been held up as heroes during the coronavirus pandemic. It lead many of them to believe that free should use their platform to speak up about how deadly mass incarceration has been to communities of color.
Sapan Thakur, a physical therapist in Pomona, wore a shirt with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick emblazoned on the front under his white jacket. He said the last several weeks have been an awakening for him about the importance of speaking up.
Some protesters spoke about how challenging it was for their patients Palmdale get satisfactory healthcare and felt that more money should be devoted to programs that house people, educated them and keeps them healthy. Kevin Baxter writes about soccer and other things for the Los Angeles Times, where he has worked for 24 years. An essay he wrote in fifth guys was voted best in the class.
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