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8 Black Men Found Hanging From Trees Proofs Lynching Still Exists In America

8 Black Men Found Hanging From Trees Proofs Lynching Still Exists In America

It is pathetic to know that the system of secrete-killing and lynchings of Black people in America, which was in effect for over 400 years of slavery, and 100 years post-slavery, is still alive today. Its safe to say that there has never been a time in American history where Caucasians weren’t lynching, or heinously murdering innocent black people in public or in private.

Although most of the hangings of Black men in the last 5 years have been all termed suicides, it is clear that the coroners and police connive to hide the true causes of death.

Black people being violated and killed is not a thing of the past as they are still being trampled on in a variety of ways by the white system of superiority. Of all the gory ways Caucasians has adopted in murdering innocent black people in America, public hangings are the most notable form of lynching. And sadly, the police keeps ruling these cases as mere suicides, endorsing and encouraging these crimes.


Below are some cases within a ten year span of black persons in America that had been found dead, hanging from a tree.

Robert Fuller (24) – Palmdale, California (2020)

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 A growing number of residents and officials in Los Angeles County are demanding answers to the death of a black man whose body was discovered hanging from a tree. Robert Fuller’s body was found early on Wednesday in Poncitlán Square park in Palmdale, Calif. The 24-year-old’s death is deemed a likely suicide based on preliminary findings, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Fuller’s family and supporters are pushing back against the department’s assessment, saying Fuller’s death appears to be a lynching.”

      Culled from NPR.ORG,

Malcolm Harsch (38) – Victorville, California (2020)

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“The San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Department deputies are investigating the death of a Black man found dead hanging from a tree in Victorville after he had been pushed out by his family. Investigators confirm Malcolm Harsch, 38, was found hanging from a tree near a homeless encampment in Victorville on May 31. The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department has determined that the death is a suicide. However, the deputies say they are still investigating the case. Harsch’s relatives are however,  doubtful that he took his own life.”

  -Culled from NBC LOS ANGELES

Unidentified – Manhattan, New York (2020)

“A pedestrian walking through Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan, New York on the early Tuesday morning of June 9th has discovered a Black man hanging from a tree near the Hudson River, New York. Authorities are yet to release the identity of the man, who is believed to have committed a suicide. Although, an autopsy will soon confirm his actual cause of death.”


               -Culled from REVOLT

UNIDENTIFIED – Spring, Texas (2020)

 “A black teenager has been found dead by hanging in the parking lot of a school in Texas, according to authorities. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found the teenager’s body in the parking lot of Ehrhardt Elementary School in Spring, Texas, located just north of Houston. Based on the security video footage, witnesses and other evidence, there is an indication that the boy hanged himself” the sheriff’s office said on Twitter.

      – Culled from NEWSWEEK

Willie Andrew Jones Jr. (21) – Forest, Mississippi (2018)


 “Federal and state agents are investigating the death of a 21-year old African-American man found hanging from a tree in Mississippi. Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee said the death of the 21-year-old is deemed a suicide and there is no evidence that it is a racially-motivated crime. Lee said, witnesses said that the man fought with his girlfriend and threatened to hang himself shortly before he was found dead near her home,  located south of Forest on February 8th. But, the man’s family does not believe that he killed himself. His family had contacted the local chapter of  NAACP, a day after the hanging and the NAACP in Mississippi wants a deeper investigation says Mississippi NAACP President Charles Hampton to the newspaper.The Clarion Ledger identified the man as Willie Andrew Jones Jr.

-Culled from CBS NEWS


Michael George Smith Jr. (22) – Atlanta, Georgia (2016)

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“The Fulton County Medical Examiner has released the official cause of death for an African-American man found hanging in Piedmont Park from a white rope tied to a thick branch of a tree.The report, obtained by Channel 2 Action News, states the official cause of death is asphyxiation by hanging, with suicide as  proposed manner of death. According to police report, an officer arrived at the park last Thursday morning in response to a call from a security officer who found a man hanging from a tree.The Atlanta Mayor,  Kasim Reed had asked the FBI to further investigate the hanging after a lot of speculation had been fueled on social media about how the man died. The victim has been identified as Michael George Smith Jr, 22, of New Jersey.”


Otis Byrd (54) – Port Gibson, Mississippi (2015)

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“A black man’s body has been found hanging from a bedsheet down a locust tree. The Claiborne County sheriff, Marvin Lucas has called in everybody he can think of including the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the FBI to investigate the death. The man identified as Otis Byrd, is said to be a 54-year-old riverboat worker who had been missing for more than two weeks. There is a strong suspicion of lynching by everyone, especially as it has happened at a time where there have been a lot of violence against African-Americans with some of it done by the police.

    – Culled from THE DAILY HERALD

Roosevelt Champion III (43) – Greensboro, Georgia (2015)

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 “A black man who had recently been questioned in connection with the death of a white woman has been found address on Monday morning, hanging from a home in Greensboro, although the dead man does not live in the address.Local and state investigators said there is no reason to immediately suggest foul play. Greensboro Police, Chief Ossie says that the information was given by a neighbor who called 911 about 9 am ET to report the finding of a body behind a house on Martin Luther King Jr Drive.  The Police discovered the body of Champion III, suspended by a tie-down strap similar to those used to secure cargo on the roofs of vehicles”

       – Culled from NBC NEWS


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