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    N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

    N.C. teen's death a lynching, mother says - CNN.com

    N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

    Bladenboro, North Carolina (CNN) -- Claudia Lacy says she can accept anything: even that her youngest son committed suicide -- if it's proven and explained to her.However, she says, local and state investigators have done neither to support their theory that Lennon Lacy hanged himself one summer night."That's all I've ever asked for: what is due, owed rightfully to me and my family -- justice. Prove to me what happened to my child," Lacy says.She says she's long lost confidence in the Bladenboro Police Department and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.Now, the FBI is looking into Lacy's death and the local and state investigations that followed.


    The last time Lacy saw and heard her son was August 28. Lennon, 17, played the lineman position for the West Bladen High School Knights, and was focused on football.His family says that night, he packed a gym bag, washed his ankle brace and hung it on the clothesline to dry before heading out for an evening walk.The teen had asthma, his mother says, and a doctor had recommended he exercise outdoors at night when the temperature and humidity dropped. Around 10:30, Lennon left his family's small apartment and headed down a dirt road.His family never saw him alive again.The family says Lennon had not changed his routine and was focused on college and football -- and distracted by his girlfriend.

    North Carolina protesters call for fresh probe in teen's hanging | Reuters
    FBI investigating possible lynching - ABC57 News - See the Difference Michiana
    Ruled a suicide, black teen
    North Carolina teen's hanging ruled a suicide, but was it a lynching? - LA Times

    I wasnt there, dont know what happened but the amount of questions, things that done add up and short comings on the reports and investigation all leave me with an OPINION there was some type of foul play and this wasnt a suicide.

    Like the person(s) who burned that girl up I hope they catch them, its very quick justice and death penalties.

    just to rehash some of the concerns according to the articles:

    - he packed a gym back, washed close and sports equipment and lied out some clothes before leaving to exercise
    - took a selfie of himself before so
    - a 52yr old woman made the 911 call and supposedly removed the 207lb teen from where he was hanging
    - Lennon was 5-foot-9. The crossbar of the swing set frame he was found hanging from was 7-foot-6 and nothing at the scene to explain how he would of hung himself
    - belts (possible dog leashes) that were used werent his, they also werent cut which would have probably been needed to bring the teen down
    - the shoes he was found in were not his and 2 sizes too small, and these shoes never made it into the medical examiners office.

    seems way to shady to me not to be some type of foul play
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    Re: N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

    The shoe thing is definitely odd. But why is she calling it a lynching? It could be that he was killed by a rival for his girlfriend, or someone from another football team, or his sister. The use of "lynching" implies that white men/man killed him because he was black. That may or may not be true but you need more evidence than he was cheerful when he left and the shoes weren't him to assume it was a lynching as we understand lynching.

    They should reopen the case. That I agree with. But reopen it with an open mind, not because she and the NAACP say it was a lynching.

    I hope they get the answers so the family can try to recover some of their lives that had to have been wrecked by the tragedy.
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    Re: N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    I wasnt there, dont know what happened but the amount of questions, things that done add up and short comings on the reports and investigation all leave me with an OPINION there was some type of foul play and this wasnt a suicide.

    Like the person(s) who burned that girl up I hope they catch them, its very quick justice and death penalties.

    just to rehash some of the concerns according to the articles:

    - he packed a gym back, washed close and sports equipment and lied out some clothes before leaving to exercise
    - took a selfie of himself before so
    - a 52yr old woman made the 911 call and supposedly removed the 207lb teen from where he was hanging
    - Lennon was 5-foot-9. The crossbar of the swing set frame he was found hanging from was 7-foot-6 and nothing at the scene to explain how he would of hung himself
    - belts (possible dog leashes) that were used werent his, they also werent cut which would have probably been needed to bring the teen down
    - the shoes he was found in were not his and 2 sizes too small, and these shoes never made it into the medical examiners office.

    seems way to shady to me not to be some type of foul play


    I have to agree, many shady questions to just rule a suicide without more investigation.
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    Re: N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    N.C. teen's death a lynching, mother says - CNN.com


    North Carolina protesters call for fresh probe in teen's hanging | Reuters
    FBI investigating possible lynching - ABC57 News - See the Difference Michiana
    Ruled a suicide, black teen
    North Carolina teen's hanging ruled a suicide, but was it a lynching? - LA Times

    I wasnt there, dont know what happened but the amount of questions, things that done add up and short comings on the reports and investigation all leave me with an OPINION there was some type of foul play and this wasnt a suicide.

    Like the person(s) who burned that girl up I hope they catch them, its very quick justice and death penalties.

    just to rehash some of the concerns according to the articles:

    - he packed a gym back, washed close and sports equipment and lied out some clothes before leaving to exercise
    - took a selfie of himself before so
    - a 52yr old woman made the 911 call and supposedly removed the 207lb teen from where he was hanging
    - Lennon was 5-foot-9. The crossbar of the swing set frame he was found hanging from was 7-foot-6 and nothing at the scene to explain how he would of hung himself
    - belts (possible dog leashes) that were used werent his, they also werent cut which would have probably been needed to bring the teen down
    - the shoes he was found in were not his and 2 sizes too small, and these shoes never made it into the medical examiners office.

    seems way to shady to me not to be some type of foul play
    Another interesting fact..... His girl friend was white.
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    Re: N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The shoe thing is definitely odd. But why is she calling it a lynching? It could be that he was killed by a rival for his girlfriend, or someone from another football team, or his sister. The use of "lynching" implies that white men/man killed him because he was black. That may or may not be true but you need more evidence than he was cheerful when he left and the shoes weren't him to assume it was a lynching as we understand lynching.

    They should reopen the case. That I agree with. But reopen it with an open mind, not because she and the NAACP say it was a lynching.

    I hope they get the answers so the family can try to recover some of their lives that had to have been wrecked by the tragedy.
    Because hanging a person to death isn't the normal method of killing someone else except in very specific circumstances.
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    Re: N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

    the "facts" reported in the articles, such as the belts & wrong size/color shoes, aren't coming from the local authorities.

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    Re: N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Because hanging a person to death isn't the normal method of killing someone else except in very specific circumstances.
    I didn't know we had a "normal method of killing someone else" defined somewhere. Who decided what's a "normal method of killing someone else", and what specifically is the "normal" method?
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    Re: N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I didn't know we had a "normal method of killing someone else" defined somewhere. Who decided what's a "normal method of killing someone else", and what specifically is the "normal" method?
    I hope you're acting obtuse on purpose...
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    Re: N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I hope you're acting obtuse on purpose...
    Can you please answer? You said it. I never heard it.

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    Re: N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Because hanging a person to death isn't the normal method of killing someone else except in very specific circumstances.
    True. But it is a VERY common method of suicide.

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