Police Didn't Investigate Her Date Because He Was A "Nice Guy"

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Zain Murdock
January 4, 2022

On December 12, 2021, 23-year-old Lauren Smith-Fields was discovered unresponsive in her Bridgeport, CT apartment, and later died. But how? According to her family, police haven’t been too keen on finding out.

And there are more than a couple red flags.

Smith-Fields, a cosmetology student and business owner, was found by an “unidentified white male” who she’d gone on a date with. But when her brother asked the police about him, they said he was a “nice guy” and “there was nothing to investigate.” Seriously?

So, the family decided to take matters into their own hands.

Suspicious, Smith-Fields’ father paid for a second autopsy HIMSELF, saying the only detective they met with was “insensitive, condescending, and arrogant.” Even the Command Staff of the Detective Bureau is now reviewing how her investigation may have been poorly handled!

Many around the world are angry about Smith-Fields' case, naming it as an example of white privilege. People also know that many missing person and murder cases for Black women never get attention, while media outlets highlight white victims like Gabby Petito for months.

But this is more than just white privilege at work. This is white supremacy creating, and covering up, injustice. And white supremacy is foundational to the policing and criminal "justice" systems that will never keep us safe.

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