Kendrick Johnson's father believes hi...

Kendrick Johnson's father believes his son, who was found dead...

There are 129 comments on the Daily Mail story from Jan 17, 2013, titled Kendrick Johnson's father believes his son, who was found dead.... In it, Daily Mail reports that:

'We know our son was murdered': Father of teen found dead trapped upside down in wrestling mats at his high school refuses to believe it was accident His body was found in rolled-up mat and initial reports said he fell in while reaching for a shoe The father of the Georgia high school student who died after he got trapped inside a roll of wrestling ... (more)

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HWB jr

Arlington, TX

#84 Apr 19, 2013
@ Kayla, please tell his family or parents to hire a private investigator from the closest large city.
If he was murdered it will be found.
If they want forum help they should go to and ask for help. It's free.
And they should stay off the topix forum. It's a crazy forum with no rules. It's not a place for any victims family to be reading.

Phenix City, AL

#85 Apr 20, 2013
This situation is tragic whether it was murder on an accident. I can understand the parents wanting answer to questions surroundeing the child's death. I do not know how or why KJ was in the mat but take time to ask someone with medical training, ie. a doctor their opinion on the condition of the body. I would asked several different doctors for their opinion on whether being upside down for a long period of time could explain the condition of his face. Forgive me for being graphic but I do believe that the area would have swelling and bruising just from gravity and pooling of the blood in the area. This being said this doesn't explain anything else. Who was he with? Who closed the gym that evening? What does the school security tapes show? I would think the school should outline to parents how they are addressing safety issues after this situation. It seems if this was an accident that the school could atleast detail where things went wrong and how to prevent things like this from happening again. Make the case about the facts and logical answers to the questions. Be willing to accept the the logical things and question the things that do not match logic. The family might even request a pathologist (not just a county or local coroner, nothing against these guys but I think this deserves a look by a doctor trained in this field) look at the autopsy information and get an educated opinion. I know people can often find someone that is willing to investigate questionable situations. If someone knows how to help the family contact them but don't compound their distress with rumors and misinformation bring them the truth.

Arlington, TX

#86 Apr 21, 2013

Valdosta, GA

#87 Apr 21, 2013
The piolice officers who are in charge of this MURDER will be held accountable... Just think about this situation... IF there was a shoe that fell inside a wrestling mat, common sense would let him roll the mat out and get the shoe.. BUT that's not the case. This young man was BEATEN and was stuffed inside a wrestling mat and left to die! No foul play!! Yeah right! God knows and JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED.

Arlington, TX

#88 Apr 21, 2013
hail ya

United States

#89 Apr 22, 2013
WHO CARES?????!!!

United States

#90 Apr 23, 2013
Must be a black person killing another black person.lols yeaah...rolled up like a molly
moved away

Grand Forks, ND

#91 Apr 24, 2013
As a white person I believe the black community just wants answers. My children knew Kendrick. I don't believe he fell into a mat. I understand the anger of not knowing what happened to your child but we need to have faith that the police will get to the bottom of it. All this hate being brought forth won't make things happen faster. Making this a race issue won't make anyone feel better either. I just wonder if anything other than an accident is ever brought forth and it is found that another black person committed this crime against this young man, if the family will apologize to the white community that they are throwing hate towards. I just wish as a nation we could come together as one in fighting for truth and not putting hate into it and thinking its ok. We are a country in need of respect towards our fellow people. I pray answers can be found and I pray this family that lost their loved one can find peace and allow this young man to rest in peace. There is so much violence and I pray we find a way to teach our youth to be better then what we have become.
its green

Arlington, TX

#92 Apr 24, 2013
like you moved-away, i don't think this teenager fell into a mat and died. but yelling, pointing fingers and protesting doesn't help matters. if you don't like the answers you got from the police, fix it. do your own digging and research. investigate it yourself, or hire somebody to. but for the love of god stop stop stop spouting that everything is because you are black! it's gotten old and lost it's affect.
and don't expect an apology from the black parents.
blacks don't apologize. ever. for anything.
they want to be treated equal but want special treatment for being black. and you can't have it both ways.
*note to anyone that wants to be treated the same as everyone else; act like the people that you want to be treated like. demanding something will get you nothing.
Miss S

Darby, PA

#93 Apr 27, 2013
Yoo wrote:
Sad....this is a forum about the death of a child and some people want to have grammer lessons.
I agree. This isn't the time or place for foolishness.

Fort Worth, TX

#94 Apr 29, 2013
..."some people want to have grammer lessons"


Since: May 13

Location hidden

#95 May 1, 2013
Irritated wrote:
<quoted text>. Let me guess your white!!!!
I know right!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#96 May 1, 2013
Mee wrote:
..."some people want to have grammer lessons"
Who cares.. We get the point.. useless...

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#97 May 1, 2013
Valdostan wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Bernice, you forgot about Jesse Jackass and Al Sharptongue. If there was a chance of making this a racial thing, they'd be all over it. And, by the way, Valdosta doesn't have "senators", they have a city council.
Actually, they are in on it... Al will be here Sunday, since you have such a smart mouth.*SILENCE

Darby, PA

#98 May 5, 2013
Human wrote:
America was build on lies, so do you really think they will tell you the truth about a child being murdered. Emmitt....Trayvon...Sandy Hook!?! WAKE THA FCUK UP!!
. i really agree with you, im only 14 but i know right from wrong these familys need closure.I just know deep in my heart that something unhumane was done to kendrick. if he fell upside down and the blood rushed to his face. he wouldnt look so busted up or like another person.America needs to stop lying to us we deserve to know the truth about the land that we live on. This case needs to go national i really want it to go on Oprah. It seems like the government throws money in our faces to make us shutup. I do not agree with the society today I am really tired of all of this racial stuff. IF ou took anybodys skin off we would bleed the same color isnt anything just different pigments.Most of these racial cases or un answered cases were of african american teenagers im tired of it. Children do not deserve to die because of their color. If it was a white teenager this case would have been everywhere, they would have looked at the cameras and everything. What really makes me believe that they were lying is that they never realeased the footage.Couldnt the police have gotten a search warrent or something come on now I know they can do better than this. They are making themselves look bad and ignorrant. I will never forget about these cases such as Trayvon Martin and Kendrick Johnson. They were both young african american that never got justice. RIP to all of the racists cases that may have not been heard of. I thought that people would be done discriminating come on now set a good example for your children.

Valdosta, GA

#99 May 5, 2013
Cowboy wrote:
This story makes no sense, it has nothing to do with his skin color.
I would expect there to be security cameras that show something; who he was with or if he was alone. But it really sounds like a prank gone wrong. Somebody took his shoe and threw it in the hole and left him to get it out himself. Kids talk and I believe if anyone was involved that the cops will find out.
That said; please people, learn how to spell and properly put together a sentence.
Ghetto speak keeps you in the ghetto. If you want to be taken seriously by people outside of the ghetto you have to talk normal. Keep the ebonics at home.
It's speaking not speak you moron learn how to use your words correctly !
black and pruod

Grayson, GA

#100 May 5, 2013
Man dey kilt dat boy I tell ya sum one run beat dat boy and put him up in that matt in top of his hed da police need too stop liing too us like we be dum we noes what be going on here we black folk isnt dum!!!!!!!!!!

Columbus, GA

#101 May 6, 2013
therealnaenae wrote:
All of the last few comments are ignorant! Use common sense and you will see something ain't right. Valdosta has a lot of issues with the police department. They need to shut it down honestly or find replacements. I was born and raised in Valdosta and was so glad to get away when I grew up. I see a lot hasn't changed.....
you are so right. they haven't changed anything and probably want change anything. I just pray they find out who did this because its ridiculous on how they are making it seem. no one can just fall over in a roll up mat. I have a son and I'll be Damn if I let someone murder him and not get any answers. I'm glad you're in a better place tho but no one should have to go through anything as serious as this.
yeah yeah yeah

Dubuque, IA

#102 May 7, 2013
I had a post asking many questions and now the whole Kendrick Lamar Johnson topic has been removed

London, UK

#103 May 9, 2013
Blame YT as usual.....yawn

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