Kendrick Johnson, dead teen found in rolled up gym mat (Photo Credit: Justice for KJ)

On January 11, 2013, the body of Kendrick Johnson,17, was upside down when it was discovered inside a rolled up wrestling mat in the gymnasium of Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia, where he was a student. The medical examiner found that the cause of death was accidental and was due to “positional asphyxia.”

His parents, Kenneth and Jackie Johnson, were not satisfied with the answers they were receiving and pressed hard for justice. They had his body exhumed and examined by a hired forensic examiner and the discoveries were shocking, It was found that Kendrick Johnson suffered blunt force trauma to his body. According to statements issued by the family, evidence was found of blunt force trauma to the right side of Kendrick’s neck, near the jaw, and the manner of death was not an accident. Also hemorrhages were found to the jaw line area not detected during the GBI autopsy. Johnson’s internal organs were also missing and his body was stuffed with old newspapers.

This evidence propelled the case into the national spotlight and soon a federal investigation was initiated. Implicated in Johnson’s death were  Brian Bell and another unnamed person of interest, possibly his brother. The trial rocked the community of Valdosta and uncovered deep racial divides in the city. Because Bell’s father is a former FBI agent, many judges in that district recused themselves from hearing the case because of their friendship with the Bell family. More than 70 witnesses were called to testify about their knowledge of the case and the list included prominent and powerful residents. In June 2016, the U.S. Attorney’s Office found “insufficient evidence” to charge anyone with Johnson’s unusual death and the case was closed.

Despite this setback, the Johnson family pursued a $100M lawsuit against the GBI, county and school officials as well as Rick Bell and his sons Brian and Braden. The Johnsons withdrew their case with the intention to re-file the suit at another time and this week they were dealt a mighty blow.  A judge has ordered Kenneth and Jackie Johnson to pay $300K in legal fees to those they accused of conspiring to cover up their son’s death. It’s a financial blow that will have devastating effects for a family that just wanted answers.

Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.

  • David Piercy

    The family had answers for four year. The fact that the answers precluded a payout to the family does not diminish the fact that they are still answers.

    • Tameka Stevenson

      I’m confused on what answers they had four years ago.

      • Matt

        Kendrick Johnson died of positional asphyxia when he fell into a wrestling mat to recover shoes he shared with another student in an auxillary gym. The FBI, Lowdnes County Sheriffs Department, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the NAACP, and the SCLC all came to the same conclusion. The Johnson families scorched earth tactics, including claiming the Lowdnes County Superintendent personally placed Kendrick upside down in the mat and doxxing a 92 year old grandmother, are disgusting and vile.

        • http://www.onlyblackgirl.com/ OnlyBlackGirl

          That doesn’t explain how he got rolled up in the mat, the missing organs and the blunt force trauma. That is a story not an answer. The court didn’t even have an answer to explain this so where are you making this up from?

          • Matt

            1. He was rolled in the mat because he fell in the mat. They are stored upright. He left his shoes in the mat because they were a way to store them without paying locker fees.

            2. His organs were removed during autopsy. A piss poor funeral home doesn’t create conspiracy.

            3. “Blunt Force Trauma” was determined by a 2 cm bruise on his neck. It would be the first time in history that a 16 year old kid died from a bruise without any broken bones or signs of exsanguination.

            I encourage you to read this, its fascinating and includes many links to the reports released over the past four years.

            https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/45div4/kendrick_johnsons_death_is_not_an_unresolved/?st=j673td60&sh=5058d46c

          • Shana Frazier

            Autopsy is NOT performed by funeral homes, that’s performed by a medical examiner, and only if there was supposed foul play. Organs are NOT removed at death, they are left with in the body.
            The removal of this young man’s organs had some other motives. Bleeding this family for money they probably don’t have for the reputations of people no one gives two fucks about is beyond reprehensible.

          • Joe Rodriguez

            This exactly what I just left. I feel like his organs were either sold. The sons father accused of teems murder might been in cult of some sort. He also does work for the FBI. Also too don’t forget the missing footage.

          • LadyMagpie

            His organs would not be viable for transplanting so I think they were removed to save the boys and parents of the boys. The organs in his body were already decomposing, but could have shown tears.

          • thatwave

            He was dead when they found him. Probably far too late to sell the organs for transplants. More likely, it was a crappy autopsy.

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          • Matt

            You file frivolous lawsuits, you get stuck with the bills. It’s long standing legal precedent.

          • Ed

            I see this isn’t about finding justice it’s about being right according to your responses

          • Jason

            It’s called “I’m White and I say so”.

          • Haterz_Luv_Me

            Frivolous lawsuits?? Do you read what you type?? Obviously not.. Smh at your foolishness..

          • Gregory Levi

            I don’t know if the lawsuit was frivolous or not but when they withdrew it(for whatever reason) the folks they were suing supposedly had spent a lot of money on their lawyers fighting the lawsuit. That’s why the judge slapped them with that $300,000 legal fee judgement for withdrawing their case. Now they have to pay legal fees for the folks they were suing at first

          • Monica Acosta-Zamora

            You are full of it. If that were true, there’s a lot of innocent folks locked up for frivolous, fraudulent, and criminality by your God awful government. They haven’t paid a dime!

          • Alicia Aydlett

            OTo dark

          • Gregory Levi

            Probably because they haven’t been sued the way this poor couple who lost their child was sued. When the couple dropped their $100,000,000 lawsuit they left themselves wide open for that ruling

          • Salaam Alnur

            I guess the video if the two brothers jumping Kendrick wasn’t enough evidence of where the bruises came from. They beat him, killed him thenrolled him up in the matt. The show was not at the bottom of the matt but on top of the body. SMDH.

          • Murray Greschler

            What video are you talking about?

          • Kelly Harris

            There’s video footage. It conveniently got erased at the time of the murder. This was reported back in 2013, had you heard the case then?

          • Murray Greschler

            I’ve been following the case since day one. There is no video that mysteriously disappeared.

          • Shell

            WRONG!
            In November 2013, 290 hours of surveillance tape from 35 cameras that covered the gym area was released to CNN following a court request.[15] A forensic analyst enlisted by CNN found that tapes from two cameras are missing an hour and five minutes of footage, while another set was missing two hours and ten minutes of footage. The cameras were motion activated, and the mat area was believed to be outside the camera’s range.[8] Two cameras covered the entrance into the gym before Johnson’s arrival, and showed a student entering the gym before Kendrick Johnson. There were also some students standing near the entrance to the gym.

          • Shell

            You are absolutely right. All know it all had to do was look it up, like I did on CNN. I posted it in reply to Murray.

          • Melody Monroe

            Its true the gym video i saw shows him playing in the hall running towards the gym then 20 minutes of missing footage then hes found in a mat with no teeth and a cracked skull

          • Rir

            Right they lying I did see a article saying his body was found with his shoes on top of him. Like somebody was trying to make his body not noticeable because they knew they killed him. And it’s bad how they are trying to make his parents pay when all they want is answers but that’s the lies this wicked court has came up with to get his parents to stop asking questions because this case should have been a full investigation on everybody that had something to do with Kendrick that day which was them boys but we have to remember they dad is in a higher part of the FBI or something like that so he got strings which is why they son will always be a victim to a wicked society and the wickedness of their mind. They have no heart

          • Johnie Davis Thomas

            I’m sure if it was your child you’d want answers especially if something didn’t sit right and this wouldn’t sit right with no parent..

          • LadyMagpie

            This was not frivolous! A young man died and how he died was the reason for the lawsuit.

          • Evangelist Jones Fla

            Frivolous lawsuits because of unanswered questions concerning the death of their child. You have to be a significantly kind of special a- hole to be that callous.

          • Shantel

            Just because you “choose” to remain oblivious to the fact that the young man was murdered and an autopsy proved it doesnt mean the lawsuit was “frivolous”. How the hell did his organs get missing and body stuffed with newspaper if no foul play was involved. Even if they were removed after ge was killed someone should’ve been charged with tampering with evidence, tampering with a corpse and the list goes on. Your kind are despicable people who have been committing the most violent heinous crimes in HISTORY and getting away with it. That’s why i dont trust your kind!

          • Joseph Jody Hale

            Shut up cracker. You sound xreal stupid

          • KB

            To racists, every thing concerning racism is frivolous.

          • Kiristen Aulston

            For some certain leopke.

          • Matt

            The autopsy was performed by GBI, which returns organs, usually in a bag, to funeral homes. What they do with them is outside the chain of evidence.

          • fa23513

            White people love deflecting from the actual fact. U muhfuckas have an excuse for everything

          • Nicholas Huntington

            Why doesn’t this racist vomit acceptable to yourself?

          • Queensladyday

            Spoken like a Real Racist! LOL!

          • Alicia Aydlett

            God’s will prevail

          • Psyphi407

            Spoken like a true atheist.

          • Shirley Ogburn

            Ikr. If it ain’t whit, it ain’t right 😎

          • Roc

            Not all white people are like that. Its a shame that too many people can’t understand that they want us to hate each other, if we all come together as one the rich 1% that created this hate will lose. They want us divided, it benefits them greatly

          • Cyndi Simpson

            I cannot believe you said “Not all white people” and turned the discussion to economics. Check your privilege and try again.

          • Ted

            they don’t care ‘nearly all white people’ we have a racist pig president because racist whites on the left are more concerned with their wages than black lives and those on the right want us all dead.

          • Roc

            You’re part of the problem Cyndi. You’ve been brainwashed at an early age to hate whitey, its all good us whites have been brainwashed to hate the black man. Its the system at work, and the smart people realize whats happening. The sheep are the ones that respond with check your privilege because they have nothing intelligent to add to the conversation. I’m an Italian American with a very ethnic sounding name and if you think the white boys treated me like their equal than you have no idea who I am or what I’ve been through in my life. Nobody has it easy, but it’s easy to point the finger at someone and blame it on them.

          • Kelly Harris

            Black people arent brainwashed at young ages to hate white ppl. That’s something that is done in a white household. You shouldn’t make the mistake of confusing the two.

          • Amy Kenneth Hopkins

            Not in ny household. I am from Kentucky redneck capital of the world but i am far from racist. Please don’t judge everyone by how you feel or have been told. The fact that your saying this is how white people are raised makes you just as racist as the people your talking about in the first place. Not every white person is racist, just like i am sure not every african american person thinks everyone white is racist.

          • BigDaddy Butta

            I agree with you sweetheart. Good point

          • Kelly

            I was responding to someone who thought black people (1 or all) are brainwashed to hate white people. That doesn’t occur in the black household – any of them. That only occurs in a white household (1 or all). You see I said A white household, not all of white household not THE white household, just a white household. I understand that this thread tracks terribly the progression of a conversation but, in the future, comment as though a person is responding to another person and that you’re comprehending what is being said.

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            Huh?? Am confused at your comment.

          • Rhonda

            Dumbest thing I’ve ever heard lmao there’s a racist in all races. People love to pin point racists when their the racist one. Don’t be so paranoid. relax you’ll really know a white racist when you see it. It’s as clear as daylight. When someone disagrees with you doesn’t automatically mean their racist lmao that’s that brainwashing crap you’re talking about

          • Kelly Harris

            Roc, why are you asking black people to join forces with their oppressor. You need to be telling your comrades to stop what they’re doing. That’s like telling a rape victim to marry their rapist.

          • Georgia Williams

            that why they are call mental retard. can’t think or see only killing is there life and they understand that very well.

          • Mira

            Riiiight… Like are they seriously going to believe that the boy fell into a mat and then someone came skipping by and sat up the mat? I have so many questions about the mat… how big or thick was it?

          • MICHAEL BOYLAND

            Thats why the MOST HIGH has this country under divine judgement for the injustice done to his people.

          • b_stokes82

            Show me where it says that in the bible…otherwise do us all a favor, and keep your own made up theories to yourself.

          • Mrs. Ingram

            In Revelation go read it dummy see people like you only read what you want but the Bible goes precept upon precept. This world is coming to a end that’s why all this destruction is happening and people like need to take heed to God’s word

          • Bootsie81

            Dont they let it had been Matts son he’d want all the justice in the world. Matts an ass plain and simple.

          • Stacey

            That’s why they we NEVER be a blessed people. There are generational debts to pay to POC.

          • Jnjnjn

            Hold up sir, I’m white/hispanic and feel the brothers and their family of the accused are all guilty as hell. I hope you meant to say “people” love to deflect from fact. You surely can’t think one entire race has an excuse for everything, and are all motherfuckers. You’d be no different of a “muhfucka” than me or anybody else.

          • Monica Acosta-Zamora

            Were u there, where’s your evidence. Conjecture. .

          • Rapheal

            Dumb ass GBI dont stuff bodies with newspaper

          • LadyMagpie

            before these people are GBI, they are Southern Men, good ole boys like you Matt! Maybe the father of the White boys is a friend to you? Is that possible?

          • sagee

            Yes, it sounds like he has some vested interest in the case. It also makes him sound and seem about a callous as the devils who would do something like that to another human being.

          • Haterz_Luv_Me

            So where did the newspapers come from? Is that part of their protocol? You seem to think you know everything concerning this case as if you were there, smh.. You sound extremely ridiculous 💯💯

          • DobieOwn

            Interesting how you know everything about everything yet you don’t know how this kid ended up wrapped up IN the mat with his shoes on top of him. So you know everything about the case and have definitive answers in defense of everything yet you know nothing. Interesting.

          • Georgia Williams

            yes you can’t remove no organs unless it given permission by parents as he under age .so where is his organ they have to return them.

          • bodolla

            in some cases they are, it depends on whats on the license and the family request, however, medical examiner do not stuff the body with news paper after autopsy in a gym

          • Keyota Ragin-Hill

            I totally agree with you on this something isn’t adding up and its sad no one gives two fucks to even help this family close this chapter and have peace within their family this is going to continue to haunt this family and the evil minds who did it trust me they are not sleeping well every night

          • Sean Moore

            He didnt say the funeral home did the autopsy

          • Brenda

            Thank You Shana, Thank you again for being caught up on “what’s really happening”. This is a straight cover-up; it mirrors the story of PFC Lavena Johnson. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gv6JQZ2sOk&t=662s This is wrong on all levels

          • AMS

            notice the nasty white people are the only subhuman dogs trying to prove this wasn’t their nasty, vile ancestors (reincarnated as white racist filth). I hate their kind and can’t wait until they are wiped from the planet.

          • D Bynum

            for you to make a statement like that is disrespectful. You don’t know who is white or other race on here for goodness sake. Just because a picture shows a profile pic of a white person doesn’t mean a thing. Its comments like yours that turns an educational discussion into a racist battlefield. No one spoke of racisim until you came along. We have to learn how to speak without seeing color in “EVERYTHING” Sometime the answer is not racisim and its only you who thinks it is.

          • Tranee Huff

            You must be Charles Barkley’s cousin part of the UNCLE TOM family or either you’re Clarence Thomas’s son!!!

          • Nicholas Huntington

            you must be, you must be, you must be…. called names.

          • D Bynum

            NO, not at all. I am just one of many people here who recognize that there was a wrong doing done here and that this family should not have to suffer. However, also realizing that not everything is racially set. Somethings are done out of pure evil, hate and accidentally. Only a close mind could think I was related to the people you mentioned. Expand your thought process Tranee.

          • Tranee Huff

            Pure Evilness and Hate is not “ACCIDENTAL” DUMBASS!!!! NOW YOUR BIRTH WAS…ACCIDENTAL!
            GOD MUST OF ACCIDENTALLY FORGOT YOUR BRAIN FOR U TO THINK THIS “MURDER” WAS ACCIDENTAL!!! NOW U EXPAND YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS!!! ASSHOLE!!! #BIGDUMMY

          • Negra Chula

            I agreed

          • Steve R

            WTF??? Did you really just say because a persons profile pic is white…

            Again deflecting from truth and justice and trying to frame it as right.

            Wake the fck up. How is this not about race? You slick mthr fckrs think just because a racial slur isn’t used, then a situation or conversation isn’t being made about race.

            And from someone that doesn’t experience racism y’all are always presenting yourselves as self proclaimed experts.

            You mthr fckrs killed your own president and buried the truth. We know you don’t give a fck about us.

          • Kelly Harris

            “And from someone that doesn’t experience racism y’all are always presenting yourselves as self proclaimed experts.

            You mthr fckrs killed your own president and buried the truth. We know you don’t give a fck about us.”

            Soo true. Smh

          • Maisha Q Ujasiri

            When we’re right people like you always commenting about BULLSHIT. This is why I hate white people. Y’all motherfuckers are the racist. Rather your the person doing it or not NONE of you people are good people and I hope someone kill all whites

          • Monica Acosta-Zamora

            If the shoe fits..

          • Georgia Williams

            think there goes that mental part again. race playing a big part in court cases ,If race not playing a part do tell me why you not there fighting for this to be right. and you see it wrong.better put it suppose that as a white kids .reverse this. what would happen ?? think that solve everyone here problems,Yes your president trump rump dividing the world so protect yourself

          • My stuff look

            Quiet..

          • AMS

            Only a dumb white mutherfuckker would say “we have to learn how to speak without seeing color in “EVERYTHING” Sometime the answer is not racisim and its only you who thinks it is.” LITERALLY ONLY STUPID DISEASED WHITE PEOPLE SAY STUPID SHITT LIKE THIS. NEWSFLASH SISTER/WIFE FUCKKER: BLACK PEOPLE CAN’T TAKE OFF OUR BLACKNESS. I SO FUCKKING HATE YOUR KIND.

          • Matt

            That’s classy.

          • Bethany

            you got that right only white people defend black murder

          • Georgia Williams

            they will never see wrong in white only in black it a thug, killer and drugs. but they cry so ill ,mental, problems. but they hate there own life of being part of the black race. We darker kind remind, them where they came from. so hate grows deep.All race start from the big black Africa .then you know why they turn from the bible. it all about black history being born.think they call it HUMAN RACE

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            Shhh

          • Ted

            exactly and donate money to the killers.

          • Zac Pippin

            Well that sounds totally racist what would happen if a Caucasian said your exact words but directed twords African Americans

          • Phoxxie

            It’s been said every day, all day, all year. Point?

          • Shirley Ogburn

            Boom!! Truth.

          • Nicholas Huntington

            Boom!! Comment.

          • Nicholas Huntington

            Boom!! Freedom.

          • Nicholas Huntington

            Boom!! Nothing.

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            Shhh

          • Foxie

            Exactly!

          • Zac Pippin

            and how does that make you feel?

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            Shhhh

          • Maisha Q Ujasiri

            Shut up and stop trying to flip the script. You whites are THEE worst people on this planet

          • i am grown

            If you know history,it was your own people who sold you out. It is always someone elses fault ,especially a white person, why not take responsibility for your own actions. Get so tired of hearing ” if I was white it wouldn’t happen “

          • 4luvofmoney

            If you knew history you’d know that, Hamites sold Shemites. Look it up.

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            💡🤷‍♂️

          • Ebony Harris

            Deflect much? If you’re going to be one of those white people who bring me me Africans and To other Africans, know your facts. Africans and to that to Africans that they went to be with . White people did you for greed and I have

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            🤷‍♂️🎤

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            🔌🎤

          • Zac Pippin

            All whites?

          • 4luvofmoney

            The sins of the parents are visited upon the children, from generation to generation. That’s why it behooves one to mind their ways.
            Not our rules, but the Most High Eloihym’s. Just the way it is.

          • Amy Kenneth Hopkins

            You make me so sad. I am sorry that you hate anyone. If you knew anything about any bible all it talks about is love. Martin Luther King preached love, Jesse, all the greats did. I wish sometimes would rethink the way they feel. I have never done anything to yoj for you to wish me dead along with all white people. Yet i am the racist because i born white? Yeah right. I will finish this with i love you and i hope that you find something that will help you deal with all the rage you have built up before the next news story read is about you! Have a blessed life.

          • BigDaddy Butta

            Once again I agree with you sweetheart. Just continue being you

          • Ebony Harris

            Did you know that The Bible was a way to whites and keep blacks understand control?

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            🤷‍♂️?

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            ☑️

          • EMTtanner

            Lol I don’t hate anyone based off their skin color, but you, I’d love to rip you to pieces.

          • YouCrackersArePussy

            Yes

          • Nicholas Huntington

            Pathetic. Go for a run.

          • Monica Acosta-Zamora

            I’m with you buddy!

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            ⚰️🗣

          • Amy Kenneth Hopkins

            I sure as hell hope you don’t have children. It would be a shame to spread that much hate. You should see a therapist i feel like it would help you deal with your many, many issues.

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            📺🤔🤔

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            The mat just don’t roll over if you step on it!! It’s connected to a machine meaning somebody has to turn it on for it to roll up!!

          • M. Michelle

            The original article several years ago stated that the mat was already rolled up and somehow the child’s shoe was dropped into it and he went in to retrieve it. While leaning and reaching down into the rolled up mat to retrieve the lost shoe, Kendrick fell into an upside down position and despite the fact of being an extremely young, strong, and athletic, young man, he was unable to free himself from the position. The so called head trauma and swelling was allegedly due to intense rush of blood to the head and for extensive period of time. I remember reading this bullshit like it was yesterday! I felt it was some BS from the start! I also knew that the family like many other ppl of color will never know what happened to their child! It is no secret that African/African American organs are highly sought after both for research and for donors. Ppl can deny this fact all they want , it’s still true! Also for all white ppl who always make statements such as “race isn’t an issue, it’s not about race, we need to learn how to converse without race being brought into things, etc;” ever notice how it’s typically only you all who make such statements? Why do you think that is? Smh! If you have “organ donor” on yoyr DL and are a healthy young black make or female, please remove that so it isn’t in a database…you may cone up missing or have an unfortunate accident. Let your desires be known to your family and sighn other forms for organ donor. It doesn’t have to be on your L’s.

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            What??? 1st, how does your shoe get trapped in the middle of a rolled up mat?? Just doesn’t happen!!! 2nd, who in their right mind would crawl into something they can physically see they can not fit into??? 3rd, the kid was a minor, so they would need permission from the parents to remove his organs!! You just don’t take organs guy!!!

          • RandomDude

            yes it does actually. If you put it there or on top and it falls to the bottom. It was one shoe. Maybe he put it there while putting on the other. Maybe someone threw it over there. Ish happens.

            “who in their right mind would crawl into something they can physically see they can not fit into???”
            — kids. Come on. Hindsight is 20/20.

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            So… he was trying to reach the shoe with his feet??? You do know that the shoe was at his feet when he was found, right???

          • RandomDude

            re-read the very first sentence of this article.

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            Bruh, even if he was upside down, he went in reaching for the shoe!! When they found the body, the shoe was at his feet, meaning he wasn’t reaching for a shoe!!! That being said, everything you’re trying to prove for whatever reason has just been contradicted!!!💯

          • RandomDude

            He could have gotten the shoes out but not himself. Dude everything you’re saying has been debunked in the court of law.

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            When properly rolling a school mat, the mat is rolled up where the bottom of the mat is showing to keep the upper part of the mat clean!! When Kendrick was found, the mat was rolled with the upper part showing, meaning it was rolled up with Kendrick on it!! He didn’t crawl, didn’t jump into, or didn’t get stuck, he was rolled up!!!

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            One shoe???

          • RandomDude

            that’s what y’all said.

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            But the shoe wasn’t at the bottom??!!! Just google it, the 1st thing you’ll see is pics!!!

          • RandomDude

            Again he could have retrieved the shoes but not gotten himself out.

          • Ebony Harris

            You do realize he was 17 and not mentally handicapped right?

          • RandomDude

            Yes, and? People think just because you’re 17 you can make a well-informed decision. I work in High Schools and was once a 17 year old. That’s not always the case. Not everyone has common sense.

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            I have a relative that works at the school this happened at, during that time period, it was wrestling going on for all gym classes!! The mats are laid out until the end of the school day when the janitor comes in to clean the gym!! There’s also video cameras leading into the gym that works quite well!! But that video from that one particular day mysteriously disappeared!!! Go figure!!!

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            The mat was standing upward when Kendrick was found!! Google images of a rolled up gym mat, then come back and tell me how exactly he crawled in and got stuck!! Even if he did crawl in, which I know for a shadow of a doubt that he didn’t, if he goes in reaching for his shoes, why when found is his shoes at his feet?? Why would he place his shoes in a mat if he’s in the gym??? Why was the video tampered with?? Why you see a video of one of the Bell brothers going in, but rushing out the same day with a change of clothes!!!

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            Kendrick was found looking like Emmit Till!! That was not, and I repeat, was not due to blood rushing to his head!! FOH!!! When he was found, somebody just flipped down the mat, why he didn’t the same to get the shoes??? When he was found, he was closer to the middle of the mat after being found, with the shoe closest to his feet!! Once again, how in the hell if he’s reaching for his shoes is the shoes at his feet??? If he’s going in for his shoes, why was his shoes located next to him and not at the bottom of the mat??? He knowing that he can’t retrieve the shoes himself, why would he do it himself??? Still can’t explain the blood splatter that was on the shoes and the gym walls that was thrown out of the case for what?? It’s a cover up!!!

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            🤷‍♂️

          • Gee

            That was not only misformed opinion but ignorant.

          • thatuptowncat37

            And Trump is the best POTUS weve ever had…..

          • Rhonda Wimbish

            The gym mat had hands and rolled him up in it.

          • fa23513

            Did u just give us a source from Reddit? A known racist website? Gtfoh

          • Likewaterforchoc

            I was just about to post this. Reddit as a viable source? White folks! smh

          • fa23513

            Exactly lol they really think we’re that stupid

          • Nicholas Huntington

            I thought your earlier comment was racist.

          • RandomDude

            the owner knocked up Serena sooooo.

          • Tasha Nicole

            Shut up

          • Maisha Q Ujasiri

            If you honestly believe that your no better than the people who are trying to conceal information. Murdered someone’s child.

          • Mionne

            I would agree with you if he didn’t look like emmit till.

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            Look just like Emmit Till!!!

          • Gabriel Daniels

            Matt , you sound ignorant . When the police found his body , his insides were filled with newspapers . By this time , his organs were already gone . It’s obvious that he was killed by those 2 young men , and because their father was a police officer…that’s the reason why the investigation didn’t go further . Point blank , they were Jealous of Kendrick . Beat him till he couldn’t take it any more , and rolled him up in the mat….but not before they bashed his face in so no one would be able to identify him .

          • Matt

            No offense, but you lack a basic understanding of the fundamental facts of the case. Kendrick was found fully intact, including his organs and the Bell brothers have rock solid alibis.

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            Seen on camera following Kendrick in the gym, and seen on camera rushing out of the gym shortly after!!!

          • Matt
          • Wendell S. Lewis

            Do you live in Valdosta?? I have family that works at that school and Lil relatives that attended the school at that time period!!! FOH guy!!!

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            Dude… the video that was edited has the brothers entering and exiting the gym!! It’s what happened in the gym that been edited!!!

          • Ebony Harris

            Nothing about that child’s face was “intact.” He was beaten unrecognizable

          • Malv Von

            So, I guess the mat stuffed his body with old newspapers too.

          • MustBbored

            And why would he have to pay a locker fee at school? Since when does an autopsy involve removing organs. Blunt force trauma isnt generally considered a small bruise to the neck. You sound like you are getting bad info

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            Right!! When have any high schooler ever had to pay a fee for a gym locker?? My question is.. if he’s in the gym, why would he need to put the only pair of shoes he got inside a mat that’s standing straight up, meaning he’d have to jump or climb on something to place the shoes in the mat… that’s standing straight up??? Smh

          • Bootsie81

            Your a real dimwitted ass if your really believe that.

          • WimpyWalker

            He was rolled up in the mat to HIDE his dead body. Who the guk rolled up the mat knowling damn good and well that there was a DEAD BODY laying on it! And by the looks of that picture…that was more than a 2 cm bruise on his neck! WTF! Of course all you racists will keep telling lies and keep making excuses!! WTF!!

          • Darius Gaston

            You sound stupid as hell he fell in a tight ass mat. I’ve wrestled and roll matt’s long enough to know you just don’t fall snugly inside one, white people miss us on that bullshit.

          • Juicy

            That’s obviously not how he died. Anyone with good damn sense can tell that this boy has been obviously beaten to death and the town covered it up.

          • Condia Perry

            Oh, I get it, he threw his shoes into a hanging cheerleading mat, then crawled in, no fell into the mat while retrieving the shoes? Got it! But wait, did he fall into the mat or was he rolled in it? Your comment confuses me Matt. How does one “fall” into a standing, rolled mat? Shouldn’t it have fallen over, then he would’ve simply crawled or scooted his way out? Surely once it fell over, it would’ve unrolled enough to allow that, right? And the trauma to the neck and jaw hemorrhages came from just being a teenager, correct? Hhmmm. We may never know exactly what happened that day. We would if only the gym’s video footage could’ve been shown. Wait? What happened to that footage again?

          • Marjorie Morrow

            Matt, you need to read ALLLL the facts about this case because right now, you sound like one of those CHOOSING to be blind.

          • Rachel Harris

            1. There’s no opening when they are rolled up.
            2. Explain the stuffed newspaper.

            Y’all racist bitches are crazy. The family need a team of lawyers who will fight this Pro Bono, enough to make some noise. They need to file a $300 million lawsuit. This is fucked up!

            An eye for an eye.

          • abnsmith

            bullshit. “fell in to a mat”

          • KB

            Sooo, he fell in the mat and a maintenance man didn’t see him in the mat before he rolled it up and stored the mat upright. Oh, okay. That makes sense.

          • BlackGoddess

            Dumb 😂😂 autopsies are not done by funeral homes 😂😂😂😭😭

          • Shardae Gaskin

            Where are his organs and why would the medical examiner stuff his body was newspaper?

          • Carolyn Knownasnieceyordenise

            your a dummy if you think we believe that CRAZY

          • Jason

            You sound like you might be a bigger liar than the officials who handled this murder of a a young Black man. No. I apologize. You sound like you are a person that helped these officials cover up the murder of a young Black man.

          • anthony curry

            You know alot about that case to be a civilian

          • AS1124

            im an owner of a funeral home: We do NOT do autopsies and your statements are patently false.

          • Norman Ublies

            How in the Sam Hill do you intend to convince someone that a person fell, head-first into a rolled up gym mat, that was standing up? When a mat is rolled up, it doesn’t have enough room for a person to fit into. Have you ever seen anything rolled up? Are you saying, this kid ran and leaped into the air and dived into a hollowed out, “Standing” gym mat? A mat that was so strong that it would have withstood, what would have been an obvious struggle to get out of. Honestly, this doesn’t really make sense to you. You must be a talking head for the school district or something.

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            Do you even know what organs were removed?? Lets see, his brain, wind pipe, his tongue, his heart, just to name a few!! The reason why I named these few organs is because these are the organs that can prove there was foul play and that his death no accident!!!

          • Engorged

            Ya you think you know what you’re talking about but you really don’t. I don’t care about about Kendrick Johnson or anyone else for that matter but let me tell you that having wrestled for 10 years and having rolled up hundreds of wrestling mats, a person CANNOT get themselves caught in one and die. Simple as that. It’s literally impossible to get that far inside one to where you find yourself upside down and dead. It didn’t happen to him and all bias aside, if you believe that then you’re probably just a mental retard.

          • Joe wheeler

            Hey stupid,HE CRAWLED INTO THE ROLLED UP MATT. do you think evil whitey killed him?

          • Likewaterforchoc

            of course he did…smh. He also cut out his own organs.

          • Jmccord

            You are correct OnlyBlackGirl, anytime one person says its positional asphyxia, that we the public and his parents are supposed to accept the outcome and move on. This child was murdered and the parents will still have no closure.

          • Ahmed King

            Exactly, dude conviently left all of that out. No one has ever died or received such injuries, by jumping or being physically thrown into a mat. BS

          • Awake and aware

            He pulled it right out of his ass! Trying to reason with racists is like giving medicine to the dead!

          • AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!🔥

            Thank you. That was my question to how did he get rolled up in the mat?

        • Gem El RA

          So where the hell are his organs

          • Matt

            Cremated or disposed as biomedical waste by the funeral home.

          • Maisha Q Ujasiri

            Have any of you people ever tripped over a rug or mat. Bet none of you looked like this after. Unbelievable about the people like you who are no help and a waste of space

          • Beverly

            Remains are NOT given to the funeral homes. They are either donated per the deceased request (parents if deceased is a minor), or disposed of by the Medical Examiner.

        • Durrell Carter

          Bitch this was not an accident.

          • Matt

            So then who killed Kendrick Johnson?

          • Maisha Q Ujasiri

            Your friends

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            The 2 brothers, the sons of the FBI agent???!!!!!!

          • Nicholas Huntington

            Pathetic. Get some exercise, air out your brain.

        • Bethany

          soo no answers as to what happen to their son and the devils wanna sue them smh sue back never give up the fight the autopsy showed he was beaten to death you cant read huh?

          • Matt

            No one sued the Johnson family.

          • Maisha Q Ujasiri

            The same judges who stepped down because of their relationship with the murders family are trying to silence her.

          • Matt

            Murderer? You mean the boys that were either hundreds of miles away at a wrestling tournament or placed by dozens of people in class on the other side of campus?

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            The brothers were at the school that day bruh!! The tournament you’re talking about was going on at that school bruh!!!

          • Curt Writes

            Video in the school shows both the Bell brothers leaving the gym around the time the incident happened following Kendrick to the gym. Video was missing and tampered with leaving out key photage but it showed the Bell brothers leaving out in a rush with what seem to be blood on clothing. It also was know that the oldest Bell brother wanted to revenge a old problem that he had with Kendrick and that he was going to get him back. When Kendrick body was found the Bell brothers were the only 2 with lawyers asap before questioned but nobody else did such a thing. There were blood also splattered on the wall near the mats but were never presented to judged until a later date. Judges stepped down and lawyers would not take the case once the shhhh got deep and it was obviously a cover up from friends of a friend that could possibly take some big name people down but hey, it’s only a black kid they say so let’s call it accidental. Come on people this kid was beaten with injuries that you can’t sustain in a mat fall/accident they claim. American history has proven over and over that we are hated as a race so I don’t want to hear that race is not a issue. It’s always and issue one way or another. Just look at the brutality against our brothers and sisters. Until we take matters into our own hands, situations like this will always occur. This upsets me so much because whatever race you are wrong is wrong and I pray for justice but understand that we’re targeted and still looked at to be worthless. Justice for this family is only fair and they deserve it just like anybody else.

        • toya

          Well, Who accidently removed his organs? Who accidently stuffed him with newspapers? Please advise.

          • Matt

            GBI, which gave them in bags to the funeral home (common, best practice), which then stuffed his body with newspaper (not best practice, but not illegal).

          • Nickole Bonner

            I never heard of a funeral home giving organs in a bag??? What kind of nonsense practice is that? Why would the family lie about receiving there sons organs? Why would the funeral home not come forward and admit that they did so if that’s common? Non of this story makes sense. There was foul play somewhere in this story and if they keep digging it will come out. Meanwhile anyone know if they have a go fund me page so we can take care of this non sense penalty they are being billed? Let’s put that bill behind us and continue to fund them to be able to keep digging for the truth! #blacklivesmatter

          • Maisha Q Ujasiri

            His organs were missing way before he went to be examined. Why is there no records of that.

          • Kay

            I actually observed two autopsies at the GBI headquarters in Dekalb county. I spoke with the pathologist as he conducted the autopsies both times. They took the organs out weighed them, took blood, and urine samples AND PUT THE ORGANS BACK IN THE BODY. They then sewed the bodies back up with the organs inside the body. You are very mistaken. The funeral homes come and pic up the bodies when they are released. The organs are inside the body. No one puts organs in a bag. Thats laughable, and ridiculous. Please stop saying that.

          • LadyMagpie

            You observed 2 autopsies not Kendrick’s autopsy? Am I correct? This was done totally different as you can see. Starting from minute one this all has been a sham. This boy has been wronged along with his family, and you know it!

        • Missy

          Wrong if you read the article again Kendrick Johnson family hired another forensic which include that it was homicide they check the body and found trauma on his left ear and trauma on his head and neck READ YOUR ARTICLE BEFORE YOU ASSUME STUFF

          • Likewaterforchoc

            This mf sited Reddit as his source……

        • Joseph Edward Bodden

          yes, people accidentally get gutted and stuffed with old newpapers all the time. A very common, not at all remarkable, totally ordinary occurrence… idiot.

        • Christie Getonmylevel Bryant

          He fell into a mat in which he was ROLLED UP in. Anyone with half a brain can see this child was murdered. But because he is a black child and the murderers are white child who have family with power and money his death is called an accident. Nobody in their right mind would say this was an accident. You and anyone else knows damn well this is wrong. And nobody can say otherwise. Some of you people need to wake the hell up.

        • Punkin

          If it’s an accident how the hell is he missing organs and stuffed with newspaper? He didn’t do take out his own organs

        • Roshunda Coleman

          well how in the hell did he roll I his own self in the mat and take his own organs out and stuff his body with news paper???????????????? don’t worry I’ll
          wait

        • Pepsi

          So his organs was accidental remove and replace with newspaper confuse

        • Me

          He was trying to get the shoes that were at his feet? The pictures show the shoes were clearly the last thing in the mat. I know you don’t believe suffocating leads to that physical damage and newspaper where organs used to be. Don’t piss on me and call it rain. Just call it piss.

        • Malv Von

          I wanna know who, what and why was his body stuffed with old newspaper? Where are his inner parts. That does not sound accidental to me.

        • James Bass

          And you witnessed it all! Interesting!

          • Matt

            I witnessed just as much as you did!

          • Sheila5

            who are you Matt? and how do you know so much about it?

        • Georgia Williams

          did you see the pictures of this case. it no way that child could get himself in mats like that

        • Mary Aries White

          It was found that Kendrick Johnson suffered blunt force trauma to his body. According to statements issued by the family, evidence was found of blunt force trauma to the right side of Kendrick’s neck, near the jaw, and the manner of death was not an accident. Also hemorrhages were found to the jaw line area not detected during the GBI autopsy.

        • Neata Campbell

          If he was a white man sure it would b a diff story….. that boy was murdered he didn’t slip n fall. And newspapers in his body explain That??? Black people’s body parts are very valuable. They use to use our body parts for alot back in slavery even down to our hair to make cushion in their seats etc….. it’s all good tho God don’t sleep.

        • Sarina

          U sound stupid so why were his internal organs missing n stuffed with newspaper i guess that happened when he fell huh. Y’all white folks are something else at times. Stupid ass..smdh

        • Pugsley

          How can Johnson’s body’s organs be missing and his body stuffed with newspapers and it not be ruled a homicide? Sounds like someone’s covering up for somebody here. Man, I sure hope some rich dude sees this article and ponies up for them, because I wanna see the bad guys go down here.

        • Errine Williams

          Shoes were not at the bottom of the mat. They behind him.
          And you are suggesting tjat a child of at least average intelligence would dive, head first into a mat about 3 times his height instead of turning the mat on it’s side. Really??? Seems beyond unlikely.
          That with other suspicious instances… Why is video tapes altered? Why were the accused seen entering and leaving the gym by other recovered video. Again… Beyond just suspicious. Whether this young man was black white or Asian or anything… This doesn’t add up and their family deserves answers and justice. I pray the Holy Spirit intervenes for this family.
          If these young men are innocent, I pray it is revealed as well.
          I have 2 sons. No-one deserves this.

        • Natasha

          If you believe that, I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell.

        • Truth Nęgus

          They murdered that young man then rolled him up inside the mat, Matt. How do I know they did?? The question is HOW DO YOU KNOW THEY DID NOT. (VIDEO)

        • Kelly Harris

          What the story is forgetting to mention is that video footage was erased and his murderer is the son of law enforcement in that city. Smh always the benefit of doubt when it comes to the murder of a black person, a black child at the hands of a white person. It’s disgusting.

        • 3rd KB

          Sooo… the kid just found his way onto a mat and whomever was rolling up said mat did not notice a person-sized human being on the mat whilest they rolled up the mat? Sounds not confusing at all. Smh

        • Shardae Gaskin

          Where are his oorgans then? And why would the person who performed the first autopsy stuff his body with newspaper ?answer that question for me

        • A.m.

          He fell into a rolled mat and cut out his organs and stuffed his body with news paper? Get the F*ck outta here with that bs

        • Haterz_Luv_Me

          Accident? What happened to his organs then? Did they accidentally fall out?? Come on now..

        • Kiristen Aulston

          Then where are his organs and who stuffed his body with newspaper and if he suffocated why was there trauma? Any good parent is going to search for the truth this is clearly b.s.

        • Kellie Whitehorn

          This comment is some GARBAGE! You people see fit to leave very very important details about this story out! You know doggone well this wasn’t an accident! This judgment against these people is nothing more than a tactic to deter them from further perusing this case! What happened to his organs? What about the blood spatter in the gym! On the walls! On his shoes? Just screw all that huh? This is nothing but a modern day Emmit Till case! It’s disgusting and a shame that the American judicial system continues to fail black people like this!

        • Iyauna Dearing

          How the hell you know that information?? We’re you there???

      • Joseph Edward Bodden

        prolly half assed faked up ‘answers’ designed to avoid a lawsuit…

    • CARLA MCK

      What were the answers that were actually logical? What were the answers to his organs being removed and his body being stuffed with newspaper?? Newspaper!

      • David Piercy

        The organs were removed four days later during autopsy. The newspaper was put there several days after that by the funeral home. All of this has been known for four years.

        • CARLA MCK

          That’s not common practice..So just because they know what happened still doesn’t mean their answers have been answered. If someone removed your son’s organs after his passing and filled his body with newspaper without telling you, you would just accept that and leave it at that? That’s not normal and illegal.

          • David Piercy

            No, it is peabrain

            Replacing the internal organs of Kendrick Johnson — the south Georgia teen found dead in his high school gym a year ago — with newspaper is not a “best practice” for any mortician, but it’s not illegal either, a state board wrote Thursday.
            http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/16/us/kendrick-johnson-funeral-home-probe/index.html

          • CARLA MCK

            You’re the peabrain on this thread if you don’t see lol. Look at the comments. You can’t just remove someone’s organs without their consent smh.

          • angel

            Bitch you dumb as if white AnimAls dont steal organs foh

          • CARLA MCK

            What???Shut the hell up.

          • David Piercy

            what do you think happens during an autopsy Einstein

          • CARLA MCK

            I know what happens during an autopsy lol. The organs are removed and REPLACED after the autopsy unless the family CHOOSES OTHER WISE..Which they DID NOT.. What don’t you get? Lol. That’s illegal like I said dumbass.

          • David Piercy

            No they do not replace anything

          • CARLA MCK

            😂😂goodnight David. You’re dumb as hell if you don’t think they replace the organs to the body after an autopsy unless they’re an organ donor. Why are you even on here arguing when you don’t know the basics smdh

          • Kay

            They do replace the organs. I’ve been to autopsies at the GBI. They take the organs out, weigh them, take samples for toxicology and pathology reports. Then they put the organs back in and sew the body back up. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

          • David Piercy

            Is google too hard peabrain?

            ” Lowndes County Coroner Bill Watson said many of Johnson’s organs were deemed too badly decomposed to be preserved and had to be disposed of before the body was sent to the funeral home. “It would’ve been during or immediately after the autopsy,” he said.”

          • CARLA MCK

            Good day David. You can message back and forth with quotes all you want but you’ve exposed yourself on not simply understanding how autopsys work. So good day.

          • Dawn Jackson

            The organs are put back into the body unless they are being used for research or the family have specified that the organs be put back in the body. I work at a hospital.

          • CARLA MCK

            Thanks for telling this clueless man that. He literally thinks otherwise and he’s old enough to know these things.

          • Dawn Jackson

            You are welcome Carla.

          • deborah phillips

            We are all humans and should be treated as such, This child was treated worst then how animals are treated. Sad of all that happen he was someones child…..Lord help this family heal according to your will.

          • Tosha

            Since your so SMART Esau tell me what an edomite is JERK!

          • Aliciarn

            @David Percy: The question should be what do YOU think happens during an autopsy, because you have obviously NEVER witnessed one, so what you are stating as fact (that they remove and do not replace organs) is a TOTAL lie. Whatever or whoever your source was for that lie, you can now go back to them and inform them that have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. Doesn’t matter if autopsy was performed by GBI or local coroner, they BOTH know (or should know) that every organ removed MUST be replaced! That’s LAW! Now since GBI is an “arm” of the law, it’s very possible that they consider themselves “above” the law. (Ahem, ahem, you know how “y’all ” do.)

          • grilledcheeezus

            Replacing a corpse’s organs with newspaper is highly unethical and makes absolotutely no sense, even if he was an organ donor that is not a common practice and immediately raises a lot of red flags. Since he wasn’t an organ donor then his organs should’ve been placed back inside of his body after the autopsy. That obviously wasn’t normal

          • CARLA MCK

            The guy David is clueless. Smh

          • deborah phillips

            He is not clueless…..it’s the same old song when people of color are murdered….proof is there but so many parts of the murder is being covered up to save “face” for all involved. Just unfair to the family of this chikd.

          • CARLA MCK

            Huh? He is clueless. After reading your comments it shows that you agree with me so why message me to disagree?? He thinks that Organs are removed and not returned to the body for burial through all autopsies..he’s defending that and thinks it’s normal.. so he’s clueless Deborah.

          • deborah phillips

            Carla Mack i was saying that this man acts as if he doesn’t know what happened to this child…..that’s the problem he knows more
            about the case then the parents.

          • Nicole

            They dont put the organs back in the body after an autopsy, they put them in a bag and they put the bag in the casket by the feet.

          • Dawn Jackson

            Organs are never put in a bag at the bottom of the casket. That would smell awful!!

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            What????

          • fa23513

            But what’s the motive behind it? What purpose? Stop making excuses for those racist ass officials in Georgia

          • Latonya

            would you still feel this same way if this were your child…you have to be given permission to remove a persons organs and what is the purpose of the newspaper anyway

        • Sherelle

          Do you have children or grandchildren because if it was one of yours I wonder how you would react. All of the facts may have been there four years ago but that is someone’s child and your lack of empathy that they lost their child in a very unnatural way is sad.

          • David Piercy

            meaningless talking point, At the end of the day the Johnsons falsley accused innocent people with ZERO EVIDENCE to support their claims

            Superior Court Judge Richard Porter had the lawyers take a closer look at their billings. In a ruling Monday, he ordered the Johnsons and their attorney, Chevene King, to pay $292,105. He cited sworn depositions in which attorneys questioned Johnson’s parents in October 2015.

            “Their testimony shows that they had no evidence to support their claims that the (brothers) killed Johnson or that any of the other defendants engaged in a conspiracy to conceal the cause or manner of Johnson’s death,” Porter wrote.

            The judge’s order also holds the Johnsons’ attorney responsible for filing a “groundless” lawsuit and taking actions to delay rulings in the case. King did not immediately return a phone call Wednesday.

            http://www.njherald.com/article/20170809/AP/308099750#

          • Durrell Carter

            You should hang yourself

          • David Piercy

            Are your panties in knot?

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            I got $5 bucks on it that you used the ‘N’ word a couple of times in your lifetime!!!

          • David Piercy

            I’ve got 20 bucks on you going through life pretending to be a perpetual victim of your skin color

          • Wendell S. Lewis

            No, I don’t!! But because I’m black, that’s what you think I do, right??? Right!!!!

          • David Piercy

            You seem to lack a sense of self awareness because that is exactly what you did in that comment. Sucks to be you chump.

          • Kay

            Ha! And you’re going through life with your invisible knapsack of white privileges. So you have no right to speak on anyone elses experiences.

          • David Piercy

            There is no such thing as white privilege

          • Of course

            Prehaps Gods grace will allow the world to see just what you would do if you found yourself in a similar situation.

          • Brittanikah7

            So in your mind that makes all of this okay? What if it were your son? brother? nephew? cousin? friend? Honestly, would you be singing the same song?

        • fa23513

          So when do they stuff bodies with newspaper?

      • Claire Andrade

        He don’t know crap. Sound real stupid

        • CARLA MCK

          I see smh. He’s a typical heartless internet troll that feels so strong about things until it happens to him or his family.

        • davidb

          It sounds like David is the only one speaking facts. He has acknowledged that it isn’t the norm, but he’s quoted everyone involved in the case. You two are just spouting stuff you heard at the community center during a break in your welfare seminars.

      • Angela Onlyone Williams

        Organs disappeared because they would show signs of trauma. Now doesn’t that sound more plausible than your falling into a mat & dying an obviously violent, traumatic death theory? I mean come on, mysteriously edited video & accidental disposal of organs??? This Family has suffered enough

    • Eb Ashford

      you sound real stupid.

    • Claire Andrade

      What answers they had. I am quite sure if this was your child you would have done the same. But wait you all get the justice ya’ll need while his will go unsolved. So, since you know the answers who’s the killer?

      • David Piercy

        There is no “killer” knucklehead. What the court ruled on the bogus accusations made by Kendrick Johnson parents:

        In Tuesday’s filing, Judge Porter noted the Johnsons’ claims were “substantially frivolous, substantially groundless, or substantially vexatious.”

        “Further, the Court specifically concludes that Plaintiffs claiming that the Bells killed Johnson and that these Defendants conspired to conceal the cause and manner of death lacked substantial justification for the reason that such actions were substantially groundless as they admitted in their depositions.”

        Porter also noted that “some actions” taken by the Johnsons’ lawyer, Chevene King, appeared to “have been taken for the purpose of delaying the Court from rulings which were forthcoming.”

        http://valdostatoday.com/2017/08/kendrick-johnson-family-ordered-to-pay-nearly-300000-in-attorneys-fees/

    • DD

      The devil David is determined ain’t he. We rebuke you devil in the name of white Jesus.

    • Of course

      What would you have done differently?

    • Detroit Red

      Idiot!

    • WimpyWalker

      Answers like I don’t know…..They didn’t do it….Come on now!! The fuggin judge is probably just a RACIST as the rest of the community. There will be no justice in certain parts of America.

    • Jim lias

      Oh, so you call lies and cover-up an answer??? Wonder how you’d feel if one of your kids was murdered like that then the crime covered up by friends of the family of the alleged killer..

      • David Piercy

        Learn to Google dummy. Kendrick was NOT murdered. This is a proven fact.

        In Tuesday’s filing, Judge Porter noted the Johnsons’ claims were “substantially frivolous, substantially groundless, or substantially vexatious.”

        “Further, the Court specifically concludes that Plaintiffs claiming that the Bells killed Johnson and that these Defendants conspired to conceal the cause and manner of death lacked substantial justification for the reason that such actions were substantially groundless as they admitted in their depositions.”

        Porter also noted that “some actions” taken by the Johnsons’ lawyer, Chevene King, appeared to “have been taken for the purpose of delaying the Court from rulings which were forthcoming.”

        http://valdostatoday.com/2017/08/kendrick-johnson-family-ordered-to-pay-nearly-300000-in-attorneys-fees/

    • CrystalPSmith

      Because a certain percentage of teens die from ROLLING themselves up in a gym mat every year? 😒🙄🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ (Sarcasm overkill here)

    • Ethos

      Are they answers that would satisfy you as a parent if somebody murdered your child and stole your child’s organs?

    • Marjorie Morrow

      WHAT answers?!! I have been following this for years and have yet to see answers. Please be more specific if you know what you’re talking about.

  • Carmesha Barney

    The only thing they would get from me is some hot lead!

    • Rickie

      Funny how if this was your loved one, you would what the truth and not fabricated lies

      • Carmesha Barney

        I would want their heads on a stick. THAT.IS.ALL.!

        • chaley

          Yup. They’d get nothing from me.

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    • EMTtanner

      And the only thing you’d get in return is a body bag, and to be forgotten like you’d deserve.

  • chaley

    What they gave the family was a cover story that they thought they’d believe. Who the he’ll is stupid enough to think that was an accident?

    • Weston Preston

      only wipipo would do something as stupid as crawling into a gym mat upside down, everyone knows that

  • http://www.itzallwayzconnected.com/ BRENDA ebonitia NERO

    IT IS WHAT IT IS because itzallconnected.

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    Capitalism is as evil as spelling live backwards. Integrity is what holds (y)our mind, (y)our health, (y)our life, and every kind of community [society] together. Even diabolical genius must be sustainable. The little blue pill is not working well for old white boys who stole “the blues.” In all ways, protecting the credo of [white], male supremacy has been more important than human decency, truth and justice.

    Life was everlasting long before “the church” found a way to package, and sell “it.” Intension is to (y)our spirit what bone marrow is to (y)our skeleton. If (y)our evangelical belief system supports any kind of slavery [mental, physical, doctrinal], (y)our religious mindset is still immoral. There is no escaping (y)ourSelf. Every blind-dead, war-like, violent, community [society] that refuses to balance the scales of justice while “decriminalizing injustice” must fade to black while being “whited-out,” or ostracized.

    Obviously, there must be a WHITE ONLY sign on the gates of every hole-in-hell. The belief in “white [male] supremacy” has reduced the majority of pale-skinned [white and imitation white] people to living lies who have chosen to die in The Lie. The “original sin” is still a belief that any One, or any thing, can “act-U-ally” be made separated from The All-of-it; Creation–itzSelf. The Blind Dead who see what they want to see and hear what they are supposed to already know. And, yet, we are all a wonder-full part of The All-of-it. We come from KnowThing. We return to KnowThing. We are KnowThing. KnowThing lasts forever.

  • Kayla Black

    Have they set up a GoFundMe yet? I want to help them out if possible

    • davidb

      The school? That’s nice of you!

  • Peggy PeggyJoseph

    they ordered them to pay this so that his family would leave this matter alone.hopefully someone rich will pay the tab .

  • Lee Baltazar

    That’s horrible! I smell conspiracy and an elaborate cover-up by some wealthy and powerful individuals. Had this been the other way around it would not have ended this way. Makes for a great movie: “RICH FBI AGENT BRIBES JUDGES AND DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN MURDER CASE TO SAVE HIS CRIMINAL CHILDREN”.

    • Bugsy1971

      Screenshot taken for future legal purposes. Thanks! 👍🏻

      • Curt Writes

        Lol you and these fake legal tactics…Trust me, you’re not scaring anyone internet lawyer 😂😂😂😂

    • EMTtanner

      Because FBI agents are soooo rich…

  • Shina

    I guess when it takes a certain amount of people to roll those gym mats up a person could get lost in the roll session huh??? How does that make sense to anyone??? 2 people can’t roll those mats by themselves and if they did they did see this boy or hear him scream to get out of the mat? To many things unsaid for me to believe it.

    • Bugsy1971

      You don’t have a clue as to what you’re talking about. No one was rolling up a mat. Comprehension is a lovely thing. You should try it some time.

    • NAE

      Not to mention the shoes were at the bottom ..at his feet

  • David Piercy

    Wonder if the idiots donating to the parents GoFraudMe know all the money goes directly to the people the parents have falsely accused

    • Neodesha McCollum Hendley

      Can you really be so cold? Their 16 year old son goes to school one day like normal, but never comes home again. Why do the have to have fraudulent account? They loved their son like any other parents. They want answers.

      • David Piercy

        They have had answers for four years. They chose to lie instead.

        In Tuesday’s filing, Judge Porter noted the Johnsons’ claims were “substantially frivolous, substantially groundless, or substantially vexatious.”

        “Further, the Court specifically concludes that Plaintiffs claiming that the Bells killed Johnson and that these Defendants conspired to conceal the cause and manner of death lacked substantial justification for the reason that such actions were substantially groundless as they admitted in their depositions.”

        Porter also noted that “some actions” taken by the Johnsons’ lawyer, Chevene King, appeared to “have been taken for the purpose of delaying the Court from rulings which were forthcoming.”
        http://valdostatoday.com/2017/08/kendrick-johnson-family-ordered-to-pay-nearly-300000-in-attorneys-fees/

        • Idk Riley

          With all the innocent people in prison because off the legal systems failure, lack of good attorneys, video proof of a cop killing a black person goes unpunished and the new slavery due to white owned prisons, why is this David person talking about what the judge said. Really, we all know thats whitewashed. Maybe suing for being called into question is a good trend. Lots of innocent people arrested and released or falsely accused can now sue. Whatever happened to this young Man is anything but simple. There is a complicated process to cover up and the lawsuit is to make the parents shut up. Imagine if all the people falsely accused or arrested could afford to sue. As a matter of fact the go fund me should be to help the family countersue. Not give the rich more money to intimidate and scare off the poor from getting justice. Suing a grieving family shows they did something wrong or they would let it go and get out the news. Wrong is wrong. Go fund to counteract their frivolous lawsuit. They are not the first people to need lawyers to defend themselves from a legal issue, ONE true or false. Why are they special and needs to be reimbursed. WHY?

          • Bugsy1971

            Absolutely, there are over 15,000 people involved in this elaborate coverup conspiracy, from Atlanta to Valdosta and not a single one of them has squealed in four years. Use what little bit of a brain you have.

      • David Piercy

        Here are the parents depostions. When placed under oath the parents both admitted that there is ZERO EVIDENCE that there son was “murdered”
        https://www.edocr.com/v/xeeprk0x/dnpiercy/Deposition-of-Jackie-Johnson

        https://www.edocr.com/v/x0lnqjjx/dnpiercy/Deposition-of-Kenneth-Johnson

        • deborah phillips

          Question still remains how did their child die? The answer is there but justice will never be served…..Praying for this family this truly hurts my heart.

      • David Piercy

        Superior Court Judge Richard Porter had the lawyers take a closer look at their billings. In a ruling Monday, he ordered the Johnsons and their attorney, Chevene King, to pay $292,105. He cited sworn depositions in which attorneys questioned Johnson’s parents in October 2015.

        “Their testimony shows that they had no evidence to support their claims that the (brothers) killed Johnson or that any of the other defendants engaged in a conspiracy to conceal the cause or manner of Johnson’s death,” Porter wrote.

        The judge’s order also holds the Johnsons’ attorney responsible for filing a “groundless” lawsuit and taking actions to delay rulings in the case. King did not immediately return a phone call Wednesday.

        http://www.njherald.com/article/20170809/AP/308099750#

    • Of course

      You really should consider the mindset of the man that is you. What happens in a persons life to leave them so lacking in humanity? I think you know if this were your child and these strange circumstances surrounded his death you’d never stop fighting until you got the truth. There’s something about lies that just doesn’t sit right, there’s also something about the truth that is undeniable, even when it’s not what we wanna hear. I don’t experience truth from what I’ve read about this situation. I’ll say this, If i were murdered and my father accepted lies weakly I’d haunt him until he woke up, or gave up.

      Either way I think you know this will never be your son so why allow these “less thans” real justice right. You say the organs were so damaged they were removed but I think they were removed because they were perfect. Somebody is alive today because this young man is dead.

      • Bugsy1971

        You’re a nutjob. Where do you conspiracy theorists get this crap from? You think the organs of a deceased and decomposing person can be used for transplantation? Go back to the corner and put your tinfoil hat back on.

    • Wendell S. Lewis

      I think that’s the reason why people want to help the family!!!

  • Safirah Chinwe

    Is there a gofundme link?

  • Shanay

    Has anyone seen a rolled up gym mat??? There’s no way a body can fit in there.

    • Shellie Nicole Jones

      EXACTLY!!! I couldn’t fall in one when I was in school and I was 4″11 and about 94 lbs.

      • davidb

        Lol, now what are you?

        • Shellie Nicole Jones

          5 ft 124 lbs:-)

          • Weston Preston

            ooooh hawt

    • Wendell S. Lewis

      Exactly!!

  • Charo

    Where is the justice in this world? Yes there are court costs and legal fees, but when there is a suspicious death, the family should have the sup[port of the District Attorney and law enforcement to get to the bottom of the matter and bring those responsible to trial without further burden on the victim’s family.

    • davidb

      I don’t think you read the article, did you? There is justice in the world, and the school system, the superintendant, and the Bell family got it. They got to the bottom of it – years ago.

      • Charo

        I did, but apparently there was a lot more to it than the article stated. A lot of posters on here had info that was not in the article, and I was commenting based on an article that I guess had some holes in it.

    • Weston Preston

      even if they found no evidence of murder, it should have gone to trial so a jury could convict those wypipo

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  • Anthony Tysher Ray

    I don’t know why ya’ll even keep going back an forth with these pale face, delusional, racist Neanderthals… Their not that retarded to actually believe this bullshit, they just playing stupid/naive to get under your skin…

    • Moo Hakim Jr.

      Exactly………..and. He’s ttrying to post “Facts” from Reddit a racist news site.

      • Weston Preston

        facts posted on reddit automatically become false because racist

  • Wendell S. Lewis

    Y’all do know that that boy was murdered, right???!!!

    • Joe wheeler

      Yeah,evil whitey killed this kid.
      & The coroner’s report is racist too
      Damn, You figured it out.

  • Wendell S. Lewis

    It don’t take a rocket scientist to realize that the organs were removed because they were proof of an homicide!!!!

    • Weston Preston

      from what i understand decomposed organs are absolutely delicious with a glass of chianti. those cavebeasts probably took ’em for a recipe. sick sick sick

  • John C.

    The justice system is so f**ked up. Parents can’t even get the truth for their child who was obviously murdered by another student. This is a cover-up.

  • Mary Beasley

    This young man was targeted for his organs. Check his ID was he an organ donor, also began investigating people around the area that received transplants during that time. This was a total cover up by the GBI. They know who killed that young man and why. But you also have to remember the sub humans you’re dealing with, they have no soul or conscience.

    • Bugsy1971

      You’re serious? What delusional world could you possibly live in that you would think organs from a person that had been deceased for more than 12 hours could be used for transplantation? Out of all of the stupid conspiracy theories surrounding the Kendrick Johnson case, this is the hands down worst. I honestly didn’t believe this level of stupid existed. Then again, his own monther lied and tried to start rumors thay he was stabbed, found naked and possibly raped so what should I expect from any of her supporters.

      • Wendell S. Lewis

        Stabbed?? I doubt that!! When was that ever said??? Now beatened to death with like a pole or a bat, that’s more than likely!!!

    • Weston Preston

      science is racist. black organs don’t decompose; they stay fresh forever and black people have the strongest ones. look it up!

      • Bugsy1971

        You’re a blooming idiot.

        • Weston Preston

          and you’re a….racist.

          • Bugsy1971

            Yeah, try again dummy. Nowhere close. I’m a REALIST and a medical professional who has actually read the files, the reports and depositions. He was not murdered no matter which way you try to spin it.

          • Weston Preston

            and all of that means you can’t be…racist?

            i mean, look at all of the white medical professionals who are killing black folk to stealing their organs to transplant into rich elderly white men. They’re doctors and they’re actual KKK members. You cavebeasts will say anything to deny your bigotry and culpability.

    • Joe wheeler

      You are the dumbest black SOB on the planet. Are you serious? Evil whitey is stealing black people organs now? Wooooow!!!!

  • Joe wheeler

    Why is it so hard for black people to understand that this kid wasnt murdered? It was an accidental death as confirmed by the coroner’s office. No conspiracy or “racism” here black people,don’t worry…
    The world really isn’t out to get you. You are your own worst enemy

    • Bugsy1971

      Because as long as his parents think they’re gonna get a check, they’ll keep the hatred and conspiracies stirred up. They’re poisoning the minds of and using their own race to further their greedy agenda. The black community really should be ashamed of his parents.

      • Joe wheeler

        100% agreed….

      • Wendell S. Lewis

        What makes you think the parents is looking for a handout??

    • Haterz_Luv_Me

      You sound really dumb, and obviously lack common sense.. The world is definitely out to get us.. In case you missed the memo, they just had a whole KKK rally in Virginia.. We all have eyes and can see that racists such as yourself, are alive and rally and protected by law enforcement.. The real question now is, who’s gonna protect you in the end💯💯

      • Joe wheeler

        You mean the PEACEFUL gathering that was attacked by “counter protestors”
        why is BLM allowed hate/ anti white speech but not any white group’s? Must be that black privilege

        • Haterz_Luv_Me

          You’re an idiot 💯💯💯

  • Bethany

    soo no answers as to what happen to their son and the devils wanna sue them smh sue back never give up the fight the autopsy showded he was beaten to death you cant read huh?

    • Bugsy1971

      No hell it did not! I know God didn’t put this many idiots on earth. He was not beaten, murdered, stabbed or abused in any way.

      The picture at the top of this page needs to be taken down or at least the truth told. That’s an autopsy photo in which his face had been peeled back to examine the skull. That’s not a photo that shows or proves anything.

      As far as them suing anyone else, that’s what got them into the mess they’re in. Frivolous lawsuits, blaming people and lies. If I really cared about their cause or was their friend, I’d advise them to tread lightly before they get themselves into even more legal trouble.

      • Joe wheeler

        Don’t try to reason with black people.. they have no common sense. And all FACTS are racist to Black’s too

        • Angela Onlyone Williams

          Logically speaking, it’s actually your theory that lacks common sense. Too bad the organs were accidentally, “routinely” misplaced because that could prove or disprove the allegations of trauma. I really wish that the video hadn’t been tampered with because then we’d all know exactly what happened. I’m Black so go ahead & label me inquisitive. You say my race lacks common sense. I say that the “story” is senseless & physically impossible. Especially when you consider the body has sustained obvious physical injury, then there’s the tampered video, missing organs…unacceptable

          • Bugsy1971

            The god damned funeral home THAT THE FAMILY HIRED TOOK THEM OUT!!! THATS WHY THE HELL THEY’RE SUING THE FUNERAL HOME. Open your damned mind and use your comprehension skills for once in your life!!

      • Wendell S. Lewis

        Bruh, the 2nd autopsy proved he was beaten with a blunt object!! Can’t make stuff like that up bruh!!!

        • Bugsy1971

          No it didn’t! It absolutely did not. Prove it. All of the reports are online. Go look it up!

  • Rhonda Wimbish

    The parents must immediately file with Georgia’s Judicial Disabilities board and make a complaint against the judge. Then they should file a counter suit, but this time include the judge in the suit.

    • Weston Preston

      the parents should sue every single person who resides in valdosta, plus anybody who has ever driven through there. i mean, really!

  • Cedric Walters

    Tell them the check is in the mail.

  • MzMindingmi Biznessall Boutmef

    That’s crazy you basically got this family paying they child’s alleged killers where’s the justice one thing for sure there’s a magnificent being looking down on all this. My thoughts and prayers with the Johnson family.

  • Oak510finest

    Just another example of a white supremacist judicial system staying on code. We see it time after time, how the victims are demonized or the parents are somehow to blame.

    There is no question this young man was murdered. As confirmed by the forensic examiner hired by the parents. While also having his organs stolen for the lucrative organ harvesting business. Where black male organs are the most desired.

    More than likely he was beaten to death by the son of the FBI agent, along with an accomplice. The FBI father clearly helped his son cover up the murder. By doctoring possible incriminating evidence, such as the gymnasium video recordings.

  • Karizma Black

    I pray god rip threw you racist animals soul and every off spring burn in hell for what you animals doing to the only ppl that’s100% Human how can you filthy animals live after knowing real history

    • Weston Preston

      they need to all return to the caucasus mountains and go back to living in their caves, amiright?

  • Donita Binford

    This just breaks my heart that they continually hit road block after road block. But vengeance belongs to God and the sinful will have to repay eventually. Does the family have a GoFundMe page or bank to donate? I think it would be appropriate for those that desire to help this family with the fees to alleviate this financial strain.

  • Joe wheeler

    The blacks are on to us everyone. They know the game. We(racist white people) murdered this kid. How did they find out?
    This is a prime example of why black people never get anywhere. They always think somebody is out to get them.
    & They speak on here about “Injustice” but not a peep on black on black murders that happen around the clock in Chicago, Baltimore etc. Nobody takes you people seriously because you are such Hippocrates and so delusional.
    The reason why you will always be a third rate race of people…

    • Tiffany Frazier

      You my sir are stupid. And should really find some etticacy. U are one of the people I’m talking bout. I take u don’t like black people by comments. We are not the third rate race. Only to you because you may not have been taught no better.

      • Weston Preston

        etticacy is right, sista! preach on

    • Tiffany Frazier

      Actually there is so many black people that have gotten further than what u will because of how u perceive life. You are not black and can never say what we feel cause u don’t experience it but do we treat y’all bad and mock y’all like y’all do Everytime we are murdered whether it is white people, police, or our on kind. You have no clue what we feel. Not all white people are the same s well as blacks. Educate yourself plz before u speak.

    • Curt Writes

      Smh…you can’t speak on all blacks just like I can’t speak on all whites or whatever race. 3rd rate race my a** that was a dumb statement but hey Sherlock you’re the real MVP.

    • Wendell S. Lewis

      Words of a true internet racist!!!

    • Mark Bowers

      Yet’ more of the white race in this country are dying off quicker than they being born and that’s just due to low fertility rates,drug overdoses, suicide etc’ The statistics on this is clinically factual and proven. Your deaths far exceed your births right now. You can google it and find this out. It’s ironic that you call black people a third rate race of people yet’ it’s a studied proven fact that the white race are the owners of the recessive gene while the black race are the owners of the progressive gene and that simply means that when you mix in with a black person’ within just 2 generations’ your genes and characteristics that make you white’ ultimately ceases to exist. Something for your hateful, prejudiced mindset to mull over.

  • Tiffany Frazier

    This is so sad y’all have negative things bout his family. If it was you how would you be? Also no not really answers because from the sounds of it not a accident. Sounds like murder or could be a accident but they didn’t want to get blamed. But that is still guilty. How could they roll him up in newspaper and mat. My kids worth more than. I would be pissed too

    • Tiffany Frazier

      Worth more than that

  • Tiffany Frazier

    It is so sad how you are all acting instead coming together praying for this family and nation. As long as everyone acts like this we will always feel and be divided. I can’t imagine the pain. Footage still is missing and that is something the hasn’t yet to be explained. That’s why this is so perplexed to me. May they find love, peace, and justice to what really happened. No one on here was their to know what really happened. May God be with y’all. Remember when y’all on here fighting and tearing each other a part that someone has lost their life. He was someone son, brother, nephew or cousin. They are seeing this and it doesn’t make it no better with what they re dealing with God bless.

  • ?????

    On the issue of the missing organs, unfortunately the newspaper stuffed in the body is something that funeral homes do all the time. Newspapers, boards, etc are used to fill the body so that it does look like flatbread when you go to look at your loved ones body.

  • Tiffany Frazier

    Is this what we are still showing are kids racial blurs against one anoter. They really need to know. Racial and racist people still exists today. They need to know how to handle themselves in these situations. How to protect them selves. They are not born racist but are taught it. So sad. So sad.

  • Mr Mosley

    Damn the missing organs I wonder how different the comments would have been if it were some of your children or grandchildren?!?!?!?

  • LornaDoone

    To all my black brothers and sisters on this thread: Do not argue with “whites” on this thread. We know the truth of what happened. We recognize the injustice, and yes, it angers us. But know this: You can’t turn a bigoted, prejudiced, biased racist into a caring human being. Black lives matter, and whoever has a problem with the statement has a problem with logic. Yes, all lives matter, so if all lives matter, then black lives matter because black lives are, also, lives. Therefore, you should have no problem with the statement, BLACK LIVES MATTER. You don’t care about Kendrick Johnson’s life or the lives of his grieving parents because you suffer from the insidious disease of racism and imagined white superiority. Your words, beliefs, and actions are shameful.

  • Rina

    This is beyond the typical BS! It’s really a sad, pathetic, DISGUSTING, shame the injustices black people face, that are further comounded by the so-called “justice” system that shows us NONE!
    The original autopst was CLEARY a cover-up, and the second CLEARLY found this was a murder…but nothing is being done about it other than to cause the family MORE hurt by ordering THEY pay???
    America stands for NOTHING! Racists acts and laws still prevail. I can only PRAY the SAME fate befalls whomEVER killed that young man…and their families deal with the same. #purehatred

    • Weston Preston

      and racists Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and Barack Obama closed the federal investigation with no charges. They are CLEARLY part and parcel of the white supremacist sheet that covers the racist stains of this never great nation. I’m losing hope on the daily tbh.

  • Rachael McClendon

    This is straight bs. They are covering up something but because he’s black they don’t care

  • Amala

    Family ought to start a GoFundMe page. I’ll gladly chip in!

    • Weston Preston

      there already is one–go contribute to this worthy cause. give till it hurts, you know they always say.

  • Oh really!

    How do they not see a whole body upon rolling up a mat? Even if it was done mechanically someone was supposed to be watching in a school with kids.

    • Wendell S. Lewis

      I have a relative that works at that school!! The janitors put the mats away after the end of a school day!! That day, it was a wresting tournament at the school!!

      • Bugsy1971

        Keep on telling lies. Screenshots will be used to further the lawsuits against the Johnson family.

  • Mimi

    The family has not had answers and they will probably never get them. One thing about the “United States of America”, they dont give a damn about black boys or men or just about black people…We have always been and looks like we will always be “collateral damage”

  • winter monique

    WHY WERE HIS ORGANS MISSING? Was he a donor? Too many games being played with this family!!! Sad

  • AAS1972

    Plot twist they took his organs and sold them (because our organs actually worth thousands) and the whole town is pretty much in on it and don’t want to get involved pshhhhhhh they say friendship they got paid with hush money and decided not to take the trial or whatever something is definitely fishy going with the cop and his sons and those judges… and I know all schools have cameras and all over them 🙄 they hiding something!

    • Weston Preston

      it’s the melanin that makes those organs extra speshul

  • Rollen

    USA is messed country !!!!

  • Levii Williams

    That judge who allowed this grieving family to have to pay $300,000 needs to be fired needs to be disbarred, how dare you allow something so reckless to happen like this all the family wanted was answers and they were first lied to and then It’s found out that their son was murdered and the judge still thought that it was OK to make this grieving family paid $300,000 to their accusers.? that has to be crazy to somebody in greater authority then this judge. once they found out that there son was murderd they should be receiving $300,000 not paying it.

    • Bugsy1971

      No, he deserves a damned medal!

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  • GardensRegular

    This is a tragedy, but many of you people commenting are unfortunately really really stupid and illogical.

    A] The contention that his organs were “stolen” is truly asinine. His organs were of no use to anyone after decomposing in his body for 24 hours. In order to be viable for a transplant they have to be packed in ice almost immediately, and in this case, they clearly weren’t.

    This was a tragic freak accident, that happened in the blink of an eye…

  • Tiffany NCharge Thomas

    If it was a white boy, everybody would’ve been held responsible.. foh the school did it and the gbi covered it up..

  • Monica Acosta-Zamora

    Tainted, tainted, TAINTED! Sorry Amerikkkans.

  • Curt Writes

    Video in the school shows both the Bell brothers leaving the gym around the time the incident happened following Kendrick to the gym. Video was missing and tampered with leaving out key photage but it showed the Bell brothers leaving out in a rush with what seem to be blood on clothing. It also was know that the oldest Bell brother wanted to revenge a old problem that he had with Kendrick and that he was going to get him back. When Kendrick body was found the Bell brothers were the only 2 with lawyers asap before questioned but nobody else did such a thing. There were blood also splattered on the wall near the mats but were never presented to judged until a later date. Judges stepped down and lawyers would not take the case once the shhhh got deep and it was obviously a cover up from friends of a friend that could possibly take some big name people down but hey, it’s only a black kid they say so let’s call it accidental. Come on people this kid was beaten with injuries that you can’t sustain in a mat fall/accident they claim. American history has proven over and over that we are hated as a race so I don’t want to hear that race is not a issue. It’s always and issue one way or another. Just look at the brutality against our brothers and sisters. Until we take matters into our own hands, situations like this will always occur. This upsets me so much because whatever race you are wrong is wrong and I pray for justice but I understand that we’re targeted out here as BLACK STRONG MEN. Nothing lasts forever

    • Bugsy1971

      Absolute LIES!!! Complete and total fabrication. You are now guilty of libel. Wait for the court papers headed your way.

      • Curt Writes

        Lol dude where do you get your information from? I watched plenty of video from the school showing the Bell brothers there at that time and video was also missing and tampered with. Smh man right is right and wrong is wrong but send those papers and you’ll get some in return 😉

      • Queen723

        You are extra special. That wasn’t libel. He didn’t make that up he actually saw the video. If you are going to continue playing internet attorney that’s serving everyone “papers” at least know what you’re talking about. You’re annoying through this entire thread with the stupid threats. Stfu already.

  • William Johnson

    This country is so racist. Anytime there is an issue where race is involved certain types of racist people automatically argue and support one side or the other solely on the basis of race. Truly pathetic and sad.

    • RandomDude

      but you just said “race is involved”… how are they NOT supposed to argue race?

  • Cebo Glover

    Is that how he looked when he was found?

    • Curt Writes

      Yes it is

      • Cebo Glover

        well that more than suffication…thats a beat face….reminds me of Emmit Till. Yeah somebody hurt that boy…your not gonna sufficate in a gym mat, a rolled up gym mat isnt air tight nor will it constrict. Also are there hospital records or Coroner record of them removing the body parts?

      • Bugsy1971

        No it is not!!! That is a photo from the autopsy with his face pulled forward to examine the skull. Stop telling lies.

  • Curt Writes

    When a gym mat is rolled up to be put away, it doesn’t leave enough space in the middle for a whole entire teenage body to fall in between. The only logical answer is that he was laying on the mat more than likely dead already when it was being rolled and stored away. This has coverup written all over it. I looked into this story years ago and it’s just all over the place with missing evidence smh

    • RandomDude

      if he’s trying to squeeze in to get to the bottom…

      • Curt Writes

        It’s just like a cigarette, if you were to roll it up without the tobacco it’s going to be a tighter roll but if you were to put the tobacco in it while it’s flat then roll it up. It completely fills the inside. From the pictures it shows KJ body positioned in a way where is arms are on his side, not above his head in a reaching position the one shoe was found by his head and the other on by his feet. If he were reaching for shoes that were at the bottom of the mat why were they not laced together, why was one shoe at his feet if he slipped upside down and why weren’t there any other shoes found because he was barefoot with only socks on? Come on man look at logics here.

        • RandomDude

          You’re using logic for a teenager. People do stupid stuff. Just because he managed to get the shoes out doesn’t mean he could get himself out. Hence why his arms would be at his side and shoes at his feet. Use your own unbiased logic.

          • Curt Writes

            You sound so ridiculous and unreasonable right now…if he’s reaching for shoes at the bottom of the mat, why in the hell is what shoe at the bottom of the mat where his head is upside down at and the other shoe is at the top of the mat where his feet were dangling at? Explain that Sherlock

          • RandomDude

            I just said it. Just b/c he got the shoe out doesn’t mean he could get himself out. Btw, it shouldn’t matter whether you like my explanation or not. Fact is this family went through a bunch of trails and came up moot. Deal with it. You nor I know all the facts of the case. We only see what the family wants to release to further their cause. Unless you were there you really have no argument. Clown.

    • Bugsy1971

      Stack up six or seven truck tires. Dive into them with your arms outstretched. That’s basically how the gym mat was while rolled up and standing upright. See how long you last stuck upside down in that stack of tires. You’ll lose consciousness then die. End of story.

      • Curt Writes

        Look we’re not talking about truck tires, we’re talking about gym mats and I’ve been around plenty of wrestling gym mats to understand the formation of rolled or stacked mats. Riddle me this, if he slipped in upside down to retreat live his shoes why was one shoe found at the bottom of the mat near his head and the othe one up top by his feet? Doesn’t make since…and his arms were in side position against his body not in a upward reaching for shoe position. Come on man, all the facts are here and pointing that foul play took place. If a mistake happen along the way of wrestling with him and these 2 boys someone needs to step up and take responsibility but I see logics doesn’t apply to everyone. Some people leans toward their own belief and not facts and in this case it’s not right.

  • britishrose

    you know you kidding? another case of white priveledge , the case was mishandled ,once they saw the boy was hit and and stuffed with paper a homidcide had occured so why in the hell didnt the fbi step in and investigate since they wanna put their nose in treyvon martin case and all the other mysterious black boys and men killed .,, this was a murder! i would not allow my kid to go to that school if that happen 2 white boys get to keep their freedom after killing a child? only in america

    • RandomDude

      where did they see the body was hit? the body was filled with paper well after the fact…at the funeral home.

  • Teryle

    All of these remarks being made by these racist people will not go unturned and since these people are bold enough to try and make this family pay for the deaf of their son watch how KARMA comes thru that town and clean up……please stop debating with these fools for their in the same path of destruction.

  • Johnie Davis Thomas

    I just wanna know how a mat stays rolled up and if it’s rolled up how in the hell can one fall IN IT I’ve rolled several things and guess what there is no opening so I can’t see how this was an accident being that the body organs were missing and blunt force trauma, just another cover-up and now the supposedly justice system wants this family to pay, David Piercy guessing you would have left it alone had it been your child since you’re saying they had answers for four years. A bunch of bullshit…

  • Rhonda Jones

    So sick to blame the family.

    • RandomDude

      Not really who else are they going to blame. Who else filed all these lawsuits that went nowhere?

  • http://www.datpiff.com/Johnny-Cash-Cash-World-mixtape.200572.html Johnny Cash

    RIP….shit aint right….that aint no accident

  • Georgia Williams

    when a child is badly beaten and put in a mat. and one sneaker in one place.Something very wrong with Lowndes county white judges and DA.Take it over there heads.Something very wrong with a family beat a child and plant his body and all the evidences is there.So now go over there head to the out side media and Supreme courts,FBI of Washington. but not there you in a racist south.Then you can sue the state of Georgia for cover up.who is the lawyer fighting this case is he scare of them. For the family to pay the peoples who cover up and did the crime is unheard of.

  • Karen Hassell Parker

    This is so unfair. He rolled himself into the mat and beat himself and removed his organs? Those brothers are being protected and know more then they are saying. Who was bloody that day and no one saw? Who removed his organs and where are they? Sounds so much like a medical cover up. We’re hated so but they want our organs! Now the victim’s parents are being made to suffer again. We’ll hit them in the pockets and then they’ll leave us alone as we send our sons off to college while we continue to live our lives. They may think they got away with murder but karma always catches up. I know it will catch up to the guilty in a mighty way.

  • Christopher McDonald

    Kendrick Johnson was a 17-year-old boy who was found dead inside a rolled up wrestling mat in a gymnasium of Lowndes High School (LHS) in Valdosta, GA. on January 11, 2013. He was found in an inverted position, head-first, upside down. A four-month investigation by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office ruled the death an accident, and an autopsy performed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) determined Kendrick’s cause of death as positional asphyxia. Kendrick’s parents Jackie and Kenneth Johnson dispute this and maintain that Kendrick’s death was a homicide.
    Timeline
    On Wednesday, January 9 2013, school resumed at LHS after the Christmas break. LHS has two gymnasiums: and “old” gym and a “new” gym. Several large wrestling mats were in permanent storage in a corner of the old gym. A few of the mats were stored upright, and rolled and standing, these mats were 6 feet tall and about 3 feet wide. Many students (including Kendrick) used the rolled up mats as storage for their things to avoid paying locker fees. During the Christmas break, many more wrestling mats were added to the collection in the gym. LHS also operates on a block schedule. So classes and class times differ on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    At about 1:30pm on Thursday, January 10, the school’s video surveillance cameras captured Kendrick Johnson walking into the old gym. No one follows Kendrick, and no one else walks into the gym for another three minutes after he entered. He was retrieving a pair of shoes he and another student stored in the mats. Kendrick shared the shoes with this other student, with each boy taking turns wearing them and returning them to the same mat. On that particular Thursday, Kendrick’s previously accessible mat was now behind several new mats recently moved into the gym. Kendrick is marked absent from his next class (a weightlifting class). He was expected to return home after a freshmen basketball game that afternoon/evening. After he failed to come home his mother reported him missing at midnight.
    On the morning of Friday, January 11, Kendrick’s mother Jackie went to the school to inform them that her son was missing. Administration assisted her by printing color missing person flyers. At about 10:30 that morning, a few female students were sitting on a few sided mats filling out a survey. They noticed socks sticking out of one of the upright mats. Thinking it was a joke, a student climbed the bleachers to look inside and saw Kendrick’s body. He tried to pull him out but was unable to, and a student called 911 using a cell phone. With the help of a teacher, the students knocked over the mat and partially pulled Kendrick out head-first, but the smell of decomposition and the presence of blood and vomit exhibited to them that Kendrick was dead. The teacher told all students to go to the new gym. The school went into lockdown and Jackie Johnson was informed that a body had been found. Kendrick had been dead in an inverted position for 21 hours.
    Lowndes County began an immediate investigation. Every student in the gym when Kendrick was found was interviewed that day and everyone’s story lined up. A video was taken of the scene. (WARNING! GRAPHIC!) Two pairs of shoes were found in the mat with Kendrick. One pair were shoes he had been wearing; they were off his feet, on top of his body, near his feet and legs. Another pair, the pair he was retrieving, were on the floor, underneath his body, near his head. The only new blood found at the scene was inside the mat. No blood was found on the outside of the mat, no blood was found on the school book and yellow folder Kendrick was carrying. No blood was found on his lower extremities or on the shoes he was wearing. Some old blood was found on a column near the mats, but it was determined to not be from Kendrick. Bloody tissues were found in the trashcan of the gym girls’ bathroom. How this is in any way suspicious or unusual is beyond me, but Lowndes County tested it and it was found to be female DNA. (A girl reported to Lowndes County that she was hit in the face with a flag during a practice and the bloody tissues were hers.) No blood was found in or on the second pair of shoes. The blood had dripped from Kendrick onto the floor, pooling around the shoes underneath him, which I think solidly points to Kendrick not bleeding before he went into that mat, only after. Kendrick’s socks were partially pulled off.
    The day after Kendrick was found, Rev. Floyd Rose of Valdosta Southern Christian Leadership Conference was approached by a Johnson family member and asked to run an independent investigation into Kendrick’s death. He gladly agreed to help, and from there forward the Valdosta SCLC worked with the family. The NAACP also got involved, and their interim secretary and member of the NAACP legal redress team Leigh Touchton was chosen to lead their investigation.
    In April of 2013 during a public rally, several Johnson family members locked hands and blocked the entrance of the Lowndes County courthouse. They were arrested for civil disobedience and Rev. Rose put up his own home as collateral for Jackie Johnson’s bond out of jail.
    In May of 2013 Rev. Rose allowed the Johnsons to hold a fundraising rally that hosted Al Sharpton, who personally contributed $500. Over $5000 was raised during the rally and the donors (including Sharpton) were led to believe that the money raised was to be used for a reward for information of Kendrick’s murder. The family never set up the reward. Instead, local businessman Roy Taylor gave Rev. Rose a $10,000 check for a reward with the stipulation of a 90 day deadline.
    In June 2013, with the financial and administrative help of the NAACP and SCLC, the Johnson family arranged for the exhumation of Kendrick’s body for an independent autopsy to be performed by private pathologist Dr. William Anderson. It was during this autopsy when it was famously found that Kendrick’s organs were missing and his body stuffed with newspaper. The state of Georgia determined that though not the best practice, filling body cavities with newspaper isn’t illegal and the funeral home broke no laws. Regardless, the Johnsons decided to sue the funeral home. During this second autopsy Dr. Anderson disputed the GBI’s findings and determined that Kendrick died of “blunt force trauma, right neck.” How did he come to that conclusion? From a 2-3 centimeter bruise. That’s it. No broken neck or throat bones, no signs of internal exsanguination, just a tiny bruise measuring less than an inch in length. And this is apparently the first and only time in history that this injury has been a cause of death. It’s important to point out that Dr. Anderson does not claim that Kendrick was beaten. He has never stated that Kendrick’s facial injuries are from anything other than skin slippage due to his position. The only people claiming that Kendrick was beaten to death are the Johnsons and their supporters. And for what it’s worth, Dr. Anderson is now a private pathologist after being fired from the state of Florida for a myriad of unprofessional and unethical actions on his part.
    In October 2013 the Department of Justice, in part because of the advocacy of the NAACP and SCLC, agreed to investigate Kendrick’s death.
    After Lowndes County ended their investigation, the NAACP and SCLC continued their own extensive investigations. The SCLC reached the same conclusions as Lowndes County: that Kendrick’s death was a tragic accident. Leigh Touchton also concluded that it was an accident. And after 90 days, the $10,000 check was returned to the businessman. All of this alienated the Johnson family, who wanted the NAACP and SCLC to not only state unequivocally that Kendrick was murdered, but to publicly name the boys they believed were responsible. The Johnsons themselves were publicly accusing two brothers- Brian and Branden Bell of murdering Kendrick at their rallies and on the Kendrick memorial Facebook page. Leigh Touchton, in following up on information provided to her by the Johnson family and their attorneys, discovered that both family members and attorneys were lying to her and the media about many aspects of the case. Touchton then resigned from the NAACP in disgust at their continued involvement with the Johnson family. Touchton then began working with Rev. Rose and the SCLC, who investigated Kendrick’s death again and concluded without a doubt that Kendrick died accidentally.
    Misleading information and outright lies from the Johnson family and their attorneys
    This post is already way too long, but I really want to get out as much information as possible. The first claim I hope to dispel is that Branden and/or Brian Bell murdered Kendrick and rolled his body up into the mat. Brian and Branden Bell are the sons of an FBI agent named Rick Bell, which adds fuel to the conspiracy fire. Kenneth Johnson, Kendrick’s father, told the media that Kendrick had been in a fight on a school bus with Brian Bell shortly before he died. Though the fight did happen, it wasn’t recent. It happened over a year previous to Kendrick’s death. Brian Bell and Kendrick (who were friends for years) got into a scuffle while they were being bussed to a football game. According to several friends and classmates, the two reconciled shortly after. They voluntarily worked on a science project together. At the time of Kendrick’s death, surveillance video, a teacher and all of Brian’s classmates place Brian in a classroom no where near Kendrick Johnson. Nevertheless, Johnsons’ supporters called the football program at FSU, who in February 2015 pulled an offer of a football scholarship to Brian Bell.
    At the time of Kendrick’s death Branden Bell was on his way to Macon, GA with his wrestling team to attend a tournament. In November 2014, Johnsons’ attorney Chevene King claimed to have found a travel log that detailed the wrestling bus leaving at 4pm, not at the previously stated 12:30pm. King was suggesting that an entire wrestling team, coaches, a bus driver, parents of the wrestlers, school administration, and the dozen or so teachers who excused the wrestling students from classes, all falsified an alibi for Branden Bell. And this was all orchestrated by Rick Bell, FBI agent extraordinaire. But the problem with that theory, as insane as it already sounds, is that the log King is referencing isn’t a travel log, but a trip request filled out by a wrestling coach weeks before that January 11. The 4pm written isn’t the time the bus was scheduled to leave, but the time the event was scheduled to start. When the trip request was written, the coach didn’t know what time the bus was to leave, as he had yet to speak to the bus driver. And just like as it was written on the trip request, the wrestling tournament in Macon began at 4pm. Branden Bell attended, and has an alibi from teammates, coaches, the bus driver, wrestlers’ parents, rival teams, the tournament weigh-in, etc.
    It was Kenneth Johnson who identified his son’s body. He has claimed to the media that while making the identification he noticed that both the room and storage drawer Kendrick was in was heated. Jackie Johnson has also run with this and told reporters that the Valdosta Crime Lab purposefully heated her son’s remains in order to destroy evidence. This is heavily disputed by Leigh Touchton, who toured the lab and personally verified that alarms are armed to go off if room and storage temperature rises above the appropriate temperature. She also viewed the emergency generators that are tasked to keep the lab cool in emergencies.
    During rallies and on Facebook, the Johnsons have claimed that not only are the Bell boys responsible for Kendrick’s death, but the Lowndes County Sheriff’s son (sometimes they say grandson) is also somehow involved. But Sheriff Prine does not even have a son or grandson, much less a son or grandson at LHS. Weirdly, when the phantom sheriff’s son is brought up by reporters to advocates for the Johnsons, they’re never actually corrected.
    When Kendrick’s autopsy was completed and his body released to the funeral home, the GBI also handed over all of Kendrick’s organs, which were placed in a plastic bag and the bag placed in the body’s cavity. From what I’ve read, this is a very common practice. It’s the funeral home’s job to either dispose of the organs appropriately or embalm the organs and replace them. If the organs are disposed of, most funeral homes fill the empty cavities with either sawdust or cotton. In the case of Kendrick Johnson, his body was filled with newspaper. I did a lot of reading about this, and from what I understand, filling a body with newspaper was once the standard practice. It apparently fell out of fashion in the 1970’s. I found a few comments on websites that stated that the funeral home tasked with Kendrick’s body offered to embalm Kendrick for free or nearly free, so that might explain the use of the newspaper. Or perhaps this funeral home simply uses newspaper for all of their embalmings anyway. (Maybe they’re cheap, maybe they’re old fashioned.) Jackie Johnson has repeatedly claimed that the funeral home destroyed Kendrick’s organs to destroy evidence and they too are involved in this vast conspiracy. In addition to that, there are even those who believe (those who call themselves intellectuals, no less) that Kendrick’s organs were stolen and sold on the black market. Because everyone knows that the organs inside a body that has has been dead for days are still useful, right? It’s still good it’s still good! Regardless with how the funeral home disposed of the organs or why they chose newspaper, all of Kendrick’s pertinent organs were examined by the GBI, and the slides and samples taken from the organs are still in storage, exactly where they should be.
    One of the most common things one reads about Kendrick’s death is that the school’s surveillance video was edited. I’m not tech-savvy enough to explain the video inconsistencies, and I’m too burned out to try. But The Valdosta Daily Times wrote a great article about the surveillance videos. Definitely recommend the read. And thought the Johnsons say a lot of things, another falsehood spread by their legal team is that LHS and the school board was blocking the release of the videos. This is completely untrue. The surveillance videos couldn’t be released without a court order because of FERPA laws, but according to both Leigh Touchton and Rev. Rose, the family was repeatedly invited to view the videos at the school board. Neither the Johnsons or their attorneys took them up on the offer. The attorneys for both Lowndes County School Board and Lowndes County Sheriffs office asked the Johnsons’ attorney Chevene King to file a motion with a judge to release the videos, but he never did. After months of no movement on King’s end, it was the attorneys for the school board and sheriff’s office, NOT the attorneys for the Johnsons, who finally filed a motion for the videos to be publicly released. But the Johnson attorneys took credit for it anyway.
    The photo of Kendrick’s post-mortem face (WARNING! HORRIFYING!) made famous by his parents, who place it on large signs to display at their public rallies and post it all over Facebook is usually the tipping point for many people to agree with them about Kendrick being beaten to death. Most people believe that is how Kendrick looked when he was pulled out of the mat. But THIS (WARNING! DISTURBING!) is actually how Kendrick looked when he was pulled out of the mat. The photo the Johnsons use for shock value is Kendrick post-autopsy, after the skin of his face was peeled back to examine the underlying muscles. Who took the photo and why, and how the Johnsons came into its possession is something I could never track down. EDIT: During a deposition of Kenneth Johnson (father of Kendrick), it was revealed that the photo was taken at the funeral home by the Johnson family themselves. But interestingly, I personally think that second photo looks way more consistent with a beating than the first.
    I’m really wearing out my own stamina at this point, and there’s no way to list every single questionable action by the Johnsons. They have burned many bridges in their quest. They’re not above posting the addresses of innocent people on their Facebook page. They’ve even posted photos of Kendrick’s classmate’s 92-year-old grandmother with the caption “Justice will be served.” (This classmate had absolutely nothing to do with Kendrick, or the Bells, or Sheriff Prine’s invisible son. His mother simply posted a correction to yet another claim they made on FB.) They’ve said Rev. Rose stole the money Al Sharpton helped to raise, they’ve said the school board superintendent personally placed Kendrick in the mat, they’ve said no one from the school attended Kendrick’s funeral (over a dozen attended and a coach gave a eulogy), the list goes on and on.
    But despite what the Johnsons and their advocates want the world to believe, facts are facts. And those facts are that none of Kendrick’s blood was found anywhere outside of the mat, neither autopsy found any defensive wounds, and the two “suspects” have rock solid alibis. As for what I think happened, I’m just going to repost what I wrote about this a year ago:
    Because he was 5’10”, and the mats were 6′ tall (not 7′ tall) it seems pretty logical that would be able to reach in, grab his shoes and wiggle out. Personally, what I think happened is that he held onto the side of the mat with his right hand and lowered himself down head-first intending to grab the shoe with his left hand. But when it came time to lift himself out, he realized that he didn’t have enough room to bend his elbow. Panicked, he lost his grip on the side of the mat and slid all the way down, which constricted him. In a further attempt to pull himself up while upside down he kicked off the shoes he had on his feet.

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  • dsimmons

    This is nothing but retaliation from a system that tries to teach you a lesson when you try to fight them to get answers and justice. I have been following this case from the beginning and the family has been jerked around from the beginning by this corrupt bias system with nothing but collusion and cover up from this system. From what i know, everything points to the sons of this former FBI agent who attended school with KJ and was very jealous of KJ. And after a fight with the fbi sons, the brothers expressed to many about seeking revenge against Kendrick after he kicked their butts on the school bus. There is a lot more to the story that Georgia wants to go away and kept silent. This is the way this corrupt system is trying to make sure they silence the Johnson family. This is So disgusting. This so -called legal system is so bias. I am keeping prayers and hope alive for the Johnson family to obtain the justice that they so rightfully deserve for their son.

    And to all the dumb racist haters who got negative crap to say, then you can go straight to hell.

  • M

    I’m not even going to pretend I know what happened to this boy. It is a horrible situation, either way. Don’t like that his parents are being asked to pay a large bill. Wrestling mats are frequently rolled up and stood upright, or kept lying on the floor… space typically will dictate which way they are stored. You can google ‘mats rolled up and stored’ If it is done loosely, which happens all the time… there is a big hole in the center. The shoes by his feet are not wrestling shoes, those are his sneakers. Competition mats for HS are around, at least, 35×35 feet, or more. If someone was to fall in one of those, with nobody around… they would have a problem… the mat is not going to give. I feel bad for this family, my heart goes out to them. If something was done to Kendrick… The people responsible will pay somehow, someway… someday. They will not live a comfortable good life, And they will have to answer to it, someday.

  • Jasmine

    Well, if the boys organs are missing and the family didn’t consent to it, the boy’s body was still violated. They can’t just take your organs out just because you’re dead. Even dead people have bodily autonomy. I say sue the nursing home for breech of protocol.

  • Tarnesia Jennings Hurt

    We are getting no where in this debate. The whole situation is just wrong. If this was a white death with black suspects I would be equally upset. If it was black death with black suspects I would be equally upset. The argument should be against any human life. Why is it that America is the only country that sees race but we are the land of the free. Smh

  • Danny Stewart-Waters

    David Piercy I’m sure you come from that racist ass state of Georgia with that answer. The real crime is the state of Georgia covering up this black young man,s murder

  • Mary Burrell

    This horrific and The Johnson family are still left grieving with no closure to the death of their son. The is such a gross miscarriage of justice.

  • Betty

    I’m done trying to justify what’s RIGHT with those affected by Supremacy. If Kendrick was blonde with blue eyes this would not have happened. Why do we expect to get justice from the same people who kill us. THAT is INSANITY. You need to get your own justice…PERIOD. The only time We sould want $ is to pay for the justice We would need to carry out.
    FYI for all folks of color, not saying this happened to Kendrick but Melanin is sold on the market for over $400/gram. How do you obtain Melanin?
    Let’s just say you don’t get it from us when we’re alive.

  • RG

    His body had no organs and it was filled with newspaper? If this is true how can anyone deny there wasn’t foul play involved? Who knows what could happen to the body when it falls down a hole just big enough for a person to fit in but small enough where there will be trauma on the way down and possible asphyxiation especially entering head frst.With that being said,it simply doesn’t add up that his organs were taken out of his body and replaced with crumpled up newspaper.If God forbid anyone on this forum were in this same situation there would be a national outcry for justice just as that young mans parents have rightfully done.May God bless his resting soul and make no mistake,justice will prevail if in fact something cynical happened on that very day.God sees everything and if someone if in fact had anything to do with this young mans death,they will pay the price..

  • baruchzed

    The lesson here…the white supremacist society will punish black people who call for accountability. Shameful. This boy was obviously murdered, and the judge and everyone else involved in the case has covered that up.

    • Weston Preston

      Everyone in the southeastern US should be arrested and tried for this young man’s murder. It’s a racist area! J’accuse!

  • Meechii.Miyagi

    Ill say this sense i see common sense isn’t common… #1 lets say he for some odd reason placed 1 shoe of all things (a fairly raggedy one) on top of a rolled up mat. The shoe falls into the center of the rolled up mat and the mat is standin up vertically. Lets make sense of this… Considering ur arm would have to be as long as the mat for u to think u could possibly reach a shoe that has fallen into the center. Why wouldnt u push the mat over and grab the shoe? Thats simple logic. #2 Lets say u thought climbin in from the top was a good idea. Would the mat not fall over while ur trying to climb in? #3 The mat was rolled up tight around his body.. He couldnt possibly have slipped all the way down into the mat to begin with. #4 Why were his organs missing? #5 Whats the point of only having 1 camera, that only shows a small portion of what u would want to see if u were really concerned about seeing whats going on in the gym? #6 I guess because the judges supposedly were all good friend with the fbi agent/father of the accused.. All is forgiven? I hate to say it but for the longest time ive felt like we need outside agencies not ran by government to investigate these cases. Too many times have we seen this crooked system insult the peoples intelligence. We allow them to commit crimes and investigate the same crimes they’ve committed, and decide the verdict. Where in the system do we really stand a fair chance?

  • Charles Ridley

    Powerful and influential people being involved, can anyone say cover-up.

  • Tara Reddick

    Is there a GoFundMe set up for the family? I would like to contribute. This is BS! That young man was murdered.

    • Weston Preston

      give till it hurts, young lady

  • abnsmith

    It also prevents them from continuing their quest for justice because of financial hardship. Forced to pay $300,000 they will probably have to drop their case. You do not even need a nose to smell cover-up

    • Weston Preston

      they not only will probably have to drop their case…they already did drop their case, long before the fees were awarded to the defendants. In fact, the only reason fees were awarded is because the Johnsons dropped their case. You are talented, must have ESP or sumpin.

  • Marc Delany

    I hope they appeal… the evidence is there

  • ktay

    the picture above is after the pathologist dissected his head and brain. when they found him he did not look like this. I’ve seen the crime scene and autopsy photos. I do believe that there is a possibility of foul play here. I’ve also watched the school video that shows Kendrick in the hallway with a few other guys and it looked like a non verbal confrontation. also after Kendrick enters the gym, he is seen running and looking back over his shoulder like he is being followed. at autopsy there are a few cuts on his fingers. I think one of two thing happened. he really did try to reach his shoe that fell into the mat and got stuck halfway down, his body weight used against gravity. his feet were apparently sticking out of the top of the mat.
    or two or more boys jumped him and forcefully shoved him in there. which is also a possibility. They couldn’t have rolled him up because the mat he was found in was tucked in the back of a stack of at least 10 mats. there is no way a few guys rolled him up in a heavy mat and pulled the other mats away, put that mat back and then replaced the other mats around it. someone would have seen them. that takes time.

  • Mr. Craig

    Don’t worry this wicked kingdom has a lot to answer for… God is watching everything… We know who killed this young MAN covered it up. Let the Most high pass judgement on these Demons.

  • Truth Nęgus

    Sooo.. Instead of picking the mat up & directly grabbing the shoes off of the floor OR SHAKING the shoes out they want us to believe he climbed into a ROLLED UP MAT, like a child going into a chuck e cheese, water slide type of tube/chute????? Who climbs OVER, DOWN, INTO the TOP of a mat that is stored upright to retrieve any item but a rodent or reptile going into it’s den?? They murdered that young man. (period)

  • Faggory Daggory Doo!

    what if the cant afford it?

  • Starr Wright

    This is civil they can file bankruptcy for 250 and go about their lives as Normal as they can

  • Shardae Gaskin

    People don’t understand that racism doesn’t start at the poverty level it starts at the head of state your president the people in power would stoop so low to cover up a young man’s murder because the color of his skin

  • Ron Coletta

    This story smells like pure bullshit. Another fake.

  • Jason

    Pay these bootlicks $1 a week. $300k? WTF? This family needs to leave that town.

  • Bëę Brown

    Wow this country’s judicial system is so whack and evil.. but colored need not expect nothing more or less from it. Stop upholding these systems that mean us no good.

  • Andrea Butler

    This is more bullsh*t waiting to explode!!! BOOM! What the h*ll are they looking at? And they’re complaining about a white woman being shot by a black Muslim, really?
    I hope my people understand it’s about Our Creator, Our Spirit, Our God Amen, Ra; we’ve to pray and not their god, jesus who’s the devil, evil man.

  • CP

    For everyone that is saying because his organs were missing, there must have been a crime…

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kendrick-johnson-death-missing-organs-are-reason-to-suspect-foul-play-in-ga-teens-gym-mat-death-victims-parents-say/

    This clearly explains that some of the organs were to decomposed and had to be disposed of. It was the funeral homes responsibility to fill those cavities. I’m not saying that he wasn’t killed, but this theory seems to be easily explained.

    • Weston Preston

      racist!

  • Emily Robinson

    May someone can set up a Go Fund me account for them

  • Jason

    i realize that White Supremacists in this country are like rabid dogs. There is no reasoning, no appealing to their sense of humanity and they have no souls. Would any of you waste your time trying to pet a rabid dog? The only thing I would do to a rabid dog is: 1. Not put myself in a situation where I would provoke an attack. Stay away, and hope him away 2. Blow his F’ing brains out

    My heart goes out to this family, but hopefully all Blacks in this country learn from their misfortune. Justice ain’t (yeah I said it) coming from the courts in this country. Protect and build with your families, and hope that the rabid dogs stay clear. If the rabid dogs don’t stay clear – see #2 above.

  • Dianne Richardson

    I pray the parents of KJ receive justice in this lifetime.

  • Efel

    If you are looking for shoes at the bottom of a vertical, rolled up mat, why not tip the mat over and pick the shoes up? Who ‘dives’ down into a mat? How were you planning to climb back out upside down? Sounds like Bravo Sierra to me.

  • Jim lias

    David Piercy You’re the Stupid Idiot if you believe that a kid rolled himself up into a gym mat all on his on and died. I guess that he also gave himself the contusions and bruises that the autopsy showed that he had as well. Regardless to what a racist judicial system stated about the case, that does NOT prove that he was not murdered in that small racist as town within the so-called confederacy of Georgia where they have murdered far too many black men and women… 🙁

  • Jim lias

    Learn to have some common sense you blooming idiot! Next, you’ll tell me that Oswald killed JFK… right! Anyone with common sense can wee from the photos that the injuries sustained by this kid are not consistent with crawling into a rolled up gym mat, taking your shoes off while wedged in there and having them there in the vicinity of your feet…

  • Judeminky

    Sorry matt but you really seem like you are reaching to try to play this off , are you by chance related to the guys who might have done this?….

  • SEAVEN

    THEY KILLED THAT BOY!!!! SHAME ON THAT JUDGE