A Black man from Compton California is fighting back, after members of the alt-right and people on social media are accusing him of being responsible for the shooting of two Los Angeles sheriffs.
One of the most prominent voices of the radical alt-right, Ian Miles Cheong, named a Black man from Compton as the police’s “top suspect” in the shooting. Look at the post:
Ian named Darnell Hicks, a 33 year old man from Compton, as the alleged suspect.
That caused an avalanche of speculation – mostly from racists and white nationalists online – that Darnell was guilty of attempted murder.
But Darnell is claiming that he had absolutely nothing to do with the cops shooting – and that he’s being framed. The police seem to agree with Darnell. They posted on Twitter that he’s NOT a suspect.
Darnell claims that he now feels like he’s in danger. Law enforcement has leaked pictures of his car, along with his home address and fingerprints online.
Here’s a picture of Darnell: