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Muslim Boy Hanged – Family Demands Answers

A young Muslim boy found hanged in a wooded area nearly 2 months after his disappearance. Initial ruling suicide…Now the authorities are changing that finding.

 

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Family Demands Answers After Their Muslim Son Was Found Hanged In The Woods

Police found Ben Keita’s body more than a month after he disappeared.

A family in Washington state is asking the FBI to investigate the mysterious death of their son, a young black Muslim man.

Ben M. Keita, 18, was reported missing on Nov. 27, the Lake Stevens Police Department posted on Facebook. On Jan. 9, Officials found that he had been hanged in a wooded area.

Medical examiners originally ruled the death a suicide, but announced Tuesday that the manner of death was still undetermined.

Keita’s family appealed to the public to come forward with any answers.

“He was planning to graduate this year from Lake Stevens High School,” his father, Ibrahim Keita, said Tuesday at a news conference hosted by the Council of American-Islamic Relations. “He was already in the Running Start program at Everett Community College and he was dreaming of becoming a medical doctor and work as a medical examiner. Now those dreams are over.”

CAIR has asked the FBI to open an investigation because “we really want to get answers about what may have happened,” Arsalan Bukhari, CAIR’s executive director for the Washington area, said at the news conference.

“The FBI is communicating with our police partners,” the group said in a statement. “We are aware of circumstances of the individual’s death and will review them with consideration of federal law. If warranted, we may conduct further investigation. A review does not necessarily result in the opening of an investigation.”

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Officers Involved In Freddy Gray Death to Be Tried

Earlier today a judge rejected a motion by the defense to dismiss the case against the 6 Officers involved in Freddy Gray’s death. Following that – a ruling on how the trial(s) would be conducted…

Trying the officers separately, will be a longer process, but will establish individual culpability.

Baltimore Officers To Be Tried Separately Over Freddie Gray Death

It’s “not in the interest of justice” to try them together, a judge ruled.

A judge has ruled that all six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray’s death will be tried separately.

Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams denied the state’s motions to try three of the officers as a group. He said evidence against any of the three is not mutually admissible and “not in the interest of justice.”

Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died a week after sustaining injuries following his arrest on April 12.

His death sparked riots and unrest in Baltimore for days following his funeral.

The trial for all six officers was initially set for Oct. 13. Dates for the new trials have not yet been set.

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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