‘Racial’ hanging of black men triggers memories of US lynchings


‘Racial’ hanging of black men triggers memories of US lynchings

California city locals cry cover-up, say Ku Klux Klan sympathisers may be to blame for two deaths


For Shawna Green and many other residents of Palmdale, a city in California’s Mojave Desert, there is no question that Robert Fuller’s death was racially motivated.

“In a word, this is a cover-up,” said Green, 46, about the 24-year-old black man who was found dead hanging from a tree on June 10.

Authorities initially labelled Fuller’s death a suicide, but backtracked following an outcry from his family and civic leaders who demanded a full investigation and have sought an independent probe and autopsy...

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