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NO JUSTICE FOR KENDRICK JOHNSON OR BLACK PEOPLE

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There will be no charges filed in the 2013 death of Kendrick Johnson, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday, citing insufficient evidence in the Valdosta, Georgia, case.

A medical examiner determined in 2013 that Johnson died of "positional asphyxia" after he was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat at Lowndes High School.

Four months after Johnson's body was found in a gym mat, the Georgia state medical examiner concluded he had died as the result of accidental "positional asphyxia," implying Johnson had suffocated as a result of being trapped upside-down in the rolled-up mat.

The teen's parents never believed the local authorities' explanation that the 17-year-old teen got stuck in the mat after diving in to retrieve a shoe.

His parents, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, later had his body exhumed and hired an independent pathologist to performed a second autopsy on Johnson's body.

In the second autopsy, two months later, a medical examiner concluded Johnson's death was a result of a homicide.

Evidence of "blunt force trauma to the right side of Kendrick's neck, near the jaw, and the manner of death was not an accident," the Justice Department statement details. "He found hemorrhages to the jaw line area not detected during the GBI autopsy."

Tonight hear from the father of Kendrick Johnson and more about the upcoming protest concerning the closing of the case.

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