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We’re late again.
Here’s the brief story of Kendrick Johnson.
KJ was a 17 year old high school athlete who resides in Valdosta, Georgia. On January 10, 2013, KJ went to school like normal but sometime during the middle of the day, he went missing. No teachers, students or staff could account for where he went. Kendrick’s concerned father placed a missing person’s report that evening. The following day, KJ was found by school janitors. He was found wrapped inside of wrestling mats inside the gymnasium. Initially, investigators said that KJ got on top of the mats, which were upright, to search for something and fell inside. It is reported that he got stuck and suffocated. However, reportedly there was no sign of a struggle.
Things get strange.
Upon discovering KJ’s dead body, the Lowdens County Sheriff’s Department classified his death as “accidental” and ruled out foul play. However, Lowndes County Coroner Bill Watson stated to the media that he wasn’t contacted when Kendrick’s body was first discovered, meaning laws stating “Notification of suspicious or unusual deaths; court ordered medical examiner’s inquiry; written report of inquiry” were broken. Questions begin to circulate as to why the sheriff’s department was acting as the coroner’s office. Conflicting accounts about whether KJ was found inside the mats or beside the mats and then pictures of his face bruised, lacerated, swollen and beat in surfaced.
Its been 15 weeks and the family still has not seen a autopsy report. Lowndes High School will not release the footage of Kendrick last seen at school.
This is beyond shady and action needs to happen to get some answers and more importantly, justice for this family. Kendrick’s mother put a recent photo of him beside a picture of him post-mortem forcing us to question the “accidental” death ruling. This photo is floating around the internet but this story has failed to capture the attention of mainstream media and news outlets. It’s our duty to get Kendrick’s story told. He deserves his death to be fully investigated so his family can receive closure.
A picture comparing Emmett Till’s gruesome, open casket photo alongside Kendrick’s autopsy picture has also surfaced. Can we say that KJ’s death is racially motivated? Not yet, however, the shady cover up is something worth investigating.
We need answers. We need justice.
LL Cool J verses
“If you don’t judge my durag, I won’t judge your red flag”
“RIP Robert E. Lee but I gotta thank Abraham Lincoln for freeing me” (Look imma need LL do some research. The real Abe Lincoln ain’t the Abe they teach your ass in school)
“If you don’t judge my gold chains, I’ll forget the iron chains” (DUDE!!! The previous lyrics are horrible but this one right here…)
I guess what kept me from being hurt by the negative comments was that I’m doing it for my sistas and my brothas and I don’t care who tells me I’m not this or I’m not that, I know who I am and I know what Nina Simone means to me. I did it all out of love for my people and my pride of being a black woman and a Latina woman and an American woman and that’s my truth.
Zoe Saldana in response to the Nina Simone biopic backlash
What do you think?
hell no disrespect
she is fucking disrespectful i want to yell at her oh my god wow
and my lack of respect for her goes even farther into the toilet.
Girl, bye. If you had that much respect for Nina, you would have heeded her family’s wishes and kindly stepped out of the project. Seeing as you didn’t……..
Zoe lawd…….just have a seat.
Lawd why am I reading the facebook comment’s on The Onion’s apology?
I feel like this right now