Just after two consecutive killings of African-Americans in Louisiana and Minnesota, another Black man was found dead hanging on a tree in Atlanta.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been asked to help investigate the death of a black man, yet unidentified, aged between 25 and 35 years, who was found hanging on a tree in Piedmont Park, Atlanta Thursday morning, June 7.
The man was found dead by park security officers that morning at around 5 a.m.
Investigators planned to rule the death as a suicide, alleging that the scene is “consistent with a suicide.” But since the incident occurred just after two consecutive police shootings of Black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, citizens became suspicious of a modern KKK lynching.
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Mayor Reed said in a statement Thursday night: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of a young man’s life last night in Piedmont Park. This disturbing event demands our full attention. The Atlanta Police Department is conducting a robust investigation into his death and I have asked to receive regular briefings on the status of the investigation. We have also referred the case to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
Too many Black people have died at the hands of police this week. Despite police calling the man’s death a suicide, citizens insist that this case should be investigated thoroughly as well as killings of Philando Castile, 32, Alton Sterling, 37, and others. The murderers have to pay for their crimes according to the law!
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