we need justice for the murder of robert fuller
Lynching is evil. Lynching is murder. Lynching is an abomination. All of those things are true.
Lynching ended in the 1960s. Lynching doesn't happen today. Both of these things are unforturnately false.
So when we heard about the death of CA resident Robert Fuller and how they are treating it as a 'suicide' we at SW4T had to speak up.
Robert Fuller was only 23 years young when his body was found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, CA. He was found on June 10th at 4:00 am and later identified via his sister Diamond Alexander. She was the one who brought attention to her brother's passing by social media.
“Words can’t describe how much my family is hurting right now,” Alexander said in a Twitter post yesterday. “Today we just got word that Robert body was found hanging in a tree out in Palmdale. ￼It’s still under investigation. If anyone seen anything please come forward. Brother you will forever be in our heart. RIP.”
Although many are calling this a lynching, the City of Palmdale declared in their official statement that this tragic death as a suicide with no foul play. Here is what they had to say on their official Facebook page yesterday:
“The City of Palmdale extends its sincere condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of the individual who tragically passed away in Palmdale on Wednesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with them,”
In response the City Manager has encouraged those affected by Fuller's death to seek mental health services provided locally in the Los Angeles area. As this time no further investigation is taking place
Why it has taken two whole days for this news to circulate is a mystery. It has now grabbed the attention of black communities across the country and they are demanding justice.
#JusticeForRobertFuller ASAP, where the cameras at?? Who called police at 3:30 AM? The city needs answers— Cellito (@CelloItIs) June 12, 2020
why would ANYONE hang themselves on display in city hall?— cake day mama (@jayduh_lee) June 12, 2020
why would a BLACK MAN hang himself in public?
where’s the city hall footage?
do you see him hanging himself or is that footage “missing”?
why hang yourself on display and tamper with the evidence?#JusticeforRobertFuller
I DONT FUCKING CARE ABOUT YOUR SELFIES RIGHT NOW.— jigglypuff (@sadgaljaz) June 12, 2020
A 22 Y/O BLACK MAN WAS FOUND HANGING FROM A TREE IM PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA 2 DAYS AGO.
HE WAS LYCNHED AND THEY ARE TRYING TO RULE IT AS A SUICIDE.
HIS NAME IS ROBERT FULLER. SAY HIS NAME.#JusticeforRobertFuller
#SAYHISNAME. ROBERT FULLER!— Destanyyy👑 (@GeewhizDES) June 12, 2020
He was found HUNG in a tree yesterday in Palmdale, CA at Poncitlán Square & they automatically ruled it as a “suicide”. No major outlets are talking about this. Don’t let this get swept under the rug.
We want ANSWERS. #JusticeforRobertFuller
I want you guys to see the official press release. They didn't even say "suspected suicide" they said they fucking confirmed it. And then pivoted into COVID/mental health.— Nik8th (@niquezzle) June 12, 2020
Remember this when it becomes a national story and the city tries to save face. #JusticeforRobertFuller pic.twitter.com/aZhPyHdR5J