JASPER, TX (KTRE) – Members of the New Black Panther Party gathered outside the office of Texas Ranger Danny Young to protest the death of Alfred Wright.
“Alfred is going to be the spark that ignites a movement of human rights here in America, especially for those people of African American descent,” Jay Morrison said.
Members of the New Black Panthers, New Black United Front and community members arrived at the Jasper Department of Public Safety office around noon Monday.
“We are here to get justice,” Kysta Muhammad of the New Black Panthers said. “We shouldn’t have to go through all this [expletive] trouble.”
The protestors claim that Wright’s death is being covered up by Young. An autopsy on Wright’s body showed that Wright died from a combination of dangerous drugs.
Wright went missing in the Hemphill area Nov.7,2013. Wright’s body was found 18 days later in a field only yards from where he was last seen alive.
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