Death of civil rights activist Darren Seals “horrifying and disturbing”
Washington, DC, September 8, 2016 — The National LGBTQ Task Force is describing the murder of Darren King D. Seals, a civil rights activist who rose to prominence in the protests in Ferguson, Missouri against the police killing of Michael Brown as “horrifying and disturbing.” Seals’ body was found in a burning vehicle, having been shot.
“We are deeply saddened by the murder of Darren Seals who so courageously helped lead the protests in Ferguson against the police killing of Michael Brown. His murder is both horrifying and disturbing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. The Justice Department issued a damning report on the prevalence of racial bias throughout Ferguson’s law enforcement system. It’s against this backdrop that we insist all necessary steps be taken to thoroughly investigate Mr. Seals’ murder in a fair and transparent manner,” said Rev. Rodney McKenzie, Director of the Academy for Leadership and Action, National LGBTQ Task Force.
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