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  •  Johnson's friend received death threats hours... (4+ / 0-)

    ...after Johnson's death

    Yet--once again, the police dismissed the extremely disturbing incident, as they dismissed anything and everything else that might possibly reveal what really happened.  There seems to be a statistically improbable high number of supposedly unrelated "coincidences" in this case that the police repeatedly dismissed.

    Whether a Cover-up from the onset and/or gross...incompetence--this terrible case and abysmally bizarre investigation has been an outrageous example of how not to conduct a professional investigation.

    ...Best friend of boy found dead in gym mat was sent Facebook threat 'that he too could end up in body bag' just hours after teen's mysterious death...

    Soloman Arrington, 16, and his mother told MailOnline that he and other children received the chilling messages just as his friend's body was found...

    When she (Arrington's mother) pleaded for the authorities to pursue it further she says detectives there told her they were hamstrung because the person was out of their jurisdiction. ‘They said they couldn’t do nothing because we live in a different county,' she said...

    However, Lt. Stryde Jones, of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office told MailOnline that authorities were aware of the comments made to Soloman and possibly others insisting they were taken seriously and investigated.

    ‘They were not threats,’ he said. ‘They were comments made on Facebook...and we followed up and interviewed those that allegedly made them...’

    Another thing that the police have minimized--and the press as a whole haven't highlighted was this:  
    He (Johnson's dad) also revealed how Kendrick had previously been involved in a fight with a football teammate on a bus that had led to the police being called. But officers said they investigated the scuffle and ruled it had nothing to do with Kendrick's death....
    Johnson's dad also claimed Kendrick 'was bullied by another teen' but, yet again....
    ...Sheriff in Lowndes County, Georgia, confirmed the incident was investigated but told MailOnline they found no evidence the boy was linked to his death...
    Hopefully, the US Attorney will do an objective, detailed investigation and get justice for a young man who is gone too soon.

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