The Racism We Don’t Talk About   Leave a comment


In 1997, a 15-year-old Fairbanks boy was walking home from a party when a group of men beat him into unconsciousness and sexually assaulted him. The Fairbanks Police Department looked around for who might have done this and found four young men already suspected of harassing and mugging people in the downtown Fairbanks area. They were brought in for questions and were either too drunk or too dumb to realize that they shouldn’t talk to the cops. Three of the four of them confessed. Marvin Roberts at one point insisted he wanted to go home and what he said after that was considered inadmissible by the courts. But the fact is, they talked about attacking a kid and had details only the assailants would have. There was other evidence as well, but no DNA and limited physical evidence. Marvin Roberts had an injured foot consistent with kicking something or someone…

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Posted February 4, 2015 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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