We reported on Ferguson Activists coming up dead under suspicious circumstances. Now, are we are seeing the backlash against recent George Floyd Activists?
The Suspicious Suicide of Robert Fuller
Apparently, A black man’s body was found hanging from a tree last Wednesday in Poncitlan Square in Palmdale, California, which is located about an hour north of Los Angeles. The 24-year-old man’s death was deemed a likely suicide based on preliminary findings, according to BET.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department had initially stated that Robert Fuller had died by suicide, but his family disputes the finding and believe he was lynched and has demanded a full investigation into what happened.
Over the weekend, the City of Palmdale joined in on the family’s call, saying, “We will settle for nothing less than a thorough accounting of this matter.”
Following the death of Mr. Robert Fuller, the City of Palmdale is officially supporting the call for an independent investigation and an independent autopsy of Mr. Fuller.
Read full statement here: https://t.co/bKbKMqHNv3#JusticeForRobertFuller#RobertFuller#RIPRobertFuller
— Palmdale (@PalmdaleCity) June 13, 2020
“The City has already reached out to Mr. Fuller’s family, offering help and support, and will do everything possible to assist Mr. Fuller’s family during this difficult time as a complete vetting of his death is investigated,” the statement said.
Before Fuller There Was Malcolm Harsch
Fuller is the second black man found similarly. News outlets in the area had reported that another black man, Malcolm Harsch, was found dead in similar circumstances less than two weeks ago, on May 31.
“Robert was a good little brother to us and it’s like everything they have been telling us has not been right … and we just want to know the truth,” Fuller’s sister Diamond Alexander stated.
Harsch’s family members, like Fuller’s, also doubt he died by suicide. “He didn’t seem to be depressed to anyone who truly knew him. Everyone who knew our brother was shocked to hear that he allegedly hung himself and don’t believe it to be true as well as the people who were there when his body was discovered,” the family said in a statement. “The explanation of suicide does not seem plausible.”
According to a story in The Los Angeles Times, “Amidst the current racial tension and following the protesting the night prior to his body being discovered we were truly troubled to learn of his passing, particularly of how his body was discovered,” Harsch’s family wrote in a statement. “He was an African American male, whose body was found hanging in a tree in Victorville California!”
“There are many ways to die but considering the current racial tension, a Black man hanging himself from a tree definitely doesn’t sit well with us right now,” Harsch’s family said. “We want justice not comfortable excuses.” Read More
And Now There Is Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau
A social media firestorm started after news circulated that a 19-year-old woman named Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau was found dead on Monday morning.
The Florida teenager had been very vocal about the recent events leading up to the Black Lives Matter protests over racism and police brutality across the country. The news comes after a recent online petition was created demanding justice for the slain activist.
According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Salau was one of two victims discovered over the weekend off the road in southeast Tallahassee, a couple of miles from where she was last seen at a library. Victoria “Vicki” Sims, 75, who also had been reported missing, is the second victim was also well-known for her volunteerism and work in local Democratic politics.
Salau went missing three days prior until she was found dead Saturday night. “There is no justice that can be served that will replace my sister’s life,” her brother, Oluwaseyi Salau said to the Tallahassee Democrat. Her last series of tweets from her Twitter page detailed her recent account of an unknown man molesting her along with his description. This was the last anyone had heard from her before she was found dead.
Anyways I was molested in Tallahassee, Florida by a black man this morning at 5:30 on Richview and Park Ave. The man offered to give me a ride to find someplace to sleep and recollect my belongings from a church I refuged to a couple days back to escape unjust living conditions.
— Oluwatoyin (@virgingrltoyin) June 6, 2020
Police identified the suspect of the double homicide as Aaron Glee Jr, 49, who had been arrested twice recently for violent offenses. According to WCTV, documents also say that Glee said he often helps homeless people. The probable cause affidavit says a victim had offered Glee sexual favors in exchange for two bottles of liquor but she changed her mind.
Investigators have not released a motive or any other details about what led to the double homicide. Read More
Are these three cases legitimate coincidences? Or are these the same tactics used against a new generation of freedom fighters? Leave your thoughts below and share this post.