A Black teenager was found lynched on a tree outside a school in suburban Houston late Tuesday -- but the cops are saying that its a suicide.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office announced that the body of the unnamed teen was discovered in the parking lot of Ehrhardt Elementary School in Spring, Texas.
“Based on security video, witnesses and other evidence, preliminary indications are the male hanged himself,” the sheriff’s office in a statement. “There are currently no signs of foul play.”
Despite the statement, there have been several hangings of young, Black men across the country over the past few weeks. The authorities seem reluctant to label them as lynchings -- but the Black community think they are.
Just last week, Robert Fuller, 24, was found lynched in Palmdale. The failure to act sparked protests over the weekend, calling for a full investigation. On Monday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that the investigation would be monitored by the California Attorney General and the FBI.