Jelani Day의 죽음을 둘러싼 미스터리, 더 많은 책임을 요구하는 실종된 흑인 남성의 가족

The mother of Jelani Day buried her son 이번 주, but she won’t be able to rest until the Illinois graduate student‘s death is no longer a mystery.

“내 아들에게 무슨 일이 일어났는지 알아야 해요,” Carmen Bolden Day told CNN’s John Berman on Thursday. “I need them to do more than what they have done.
Day’s mother has been critical of authoritiesefforts since her son went missing on August 15 and now she’s urging the FBI to get involved in the investigation of her son’s death. Like her, several other families of missing Black men are pleading for more accountability.
      I need answers because the police departments that were involved in searching for my son and looking for my son and finding answers for my son failed me,” Bolden Day added. “They failed my child.
        The 25-year-old was reported missing in Bloomington, 일리노이, 8 월 25. While Day’s body was found about a week later, he was not identified until nearly a month after he was reported missing. The LaSalle County Coroner has said the cause of death is unknown, 추가 조사 대기 중.
          His mother told Berman that it appears local investigators have done more now than they did when Jelani disappeared in August. 하나, she feels that she needs to follow up on everything they are doing because she doesn’t trust them.
          I need the FBI to come in and do what Peru and Bloomington and LaSalle (경찰) have not done for us, and that is to find the answers,” 볼든 데이가 말했다.
          While the cases of missing White women are given more focus and urgency, 유색인종은 불균형적인 속도로 사라지고 있습니다.. 흑인들은 화장한다 35% 실종자 보고만 13% 미국 인구의, 에 따르면 2020 FBI 데이터. 그 동안에, White people make up 54% 실종자 신고 및 76% 미국 인구의.
          Since August, 그만큼 Black and Missing Foundation Inc, a group that aims to raise awareness for missing people of color, has tracked 24 cases of missing Black men, Derrica Wilson, the group’s co-founder and CEO told CNN. That’s a 50% increase compared to previous months, 그녀가 말했다.
          Wilson said she believes Black men are being targeted but it’s unclear why. In several recent cases, 그녀가 말했다, the vehicles of missing Black men are being found abandoned while their whereabouts remain a mystery.
          I wish I knew the answer to that,” 윌슨이 말했다. “It raises a lot of questions. It’s very frustrating and it’s very sickening…”

          A father still waits for answers

          After spending months searching for his son in Arizona, David Robinson wishes authorities were more aggressive in their efforts to find him.
          His 24-year-old son, 다니엘 로빈슨, was last seen on June 23 after leaving a work site in Buckeye, 애리조나, in his Jeep Renegade. The geologist’s car was discovered by a rancher on July 19 그가 마지막으로 본 작업장에서 약 3마일 떨어진 곳. 차량은 충돌 피해를 입었고 그의 옷과 소지품 더미가 근처에서 발견되었습니다., 장로 로빈슨이 말했다.
          Buckeye police assistant chief Bob Sanders had previously told CNN the department has followed up on every lead, 인터뷰한 동료, 친구와 친척, 모든 증거를 검토했습니다. Sanders said officers were working to give the family closureone way or the other.
          로빈슨, who lives in South Carolina but has been in Arizona for the past several months, said Thursday that a volunteer search team is continuously looking for clues and evidence within an 11-mile radius of where his son’s Jeep Renegade was found.
          While he hopes to find his son alive, it’s hard for Robinson to hear about the bodies of other missing people, 포함 , being found. It makes him lose hope in finding his son alive, 그는 말했다.
          Sometimes I’m hopeful, other days I’m feeling down,” 로빈슨이 말했다. “It’s mentally rough and physically tough.

          Other Black men are missing

          Wilson said her organization has not only been in contact with Day and Robinson’s families, but they are working with the families of several other Black men who have gone missing this month.
          가장 최근에, Douglas Graham Wesbee, 27, was reported missing in Long Island, NY on Tuesday. Wesbee’s vehicle was found abandoned and running in Bethpage State Park with his license inside. His cell phone was recovered at Sean Dixon Memorial Park in Medford.
          Elijah Eberheart is missing in Washington DC and was last seen on Sunday. Eberheart may be in need of medication, according to Black and Missing.
          The foundation is also assisting the family of Wilfred Kennerson III who has been missing from Opelousas, 루이지애나, since Oct. 5. Kennerson was last spoken to by phone on Oct. 4. His vehicle was seen on Oct. 5 with a group of Black men inside but Kennerson was not present. The vehicle was later found abandoned and his home was ransacked.
            윌슨, 전직 법 집행관, said she agrees with Black and brown families who say the cases of their missing loved ones don’t receive fair attention from police. Partly because missing Black people have long been criminalized before they could even be found, 그녀가 말했다.
            We are viewed as a number, there’s no urgency, it’s like no one cares,” 윌슨이 말했다.

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