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CAIR-LA, American Islamic Institute of the Antelope Valley to Host Press Conference in Support of Victims of Injustice in Palmdale and Lancaster, Ca.

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 6/25/2019) – On Friday, June 26, the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) will join the American Islamic Institute of the Antelope Valley at an event to express support and solidarity for the families of Robert Fuller and Michael Thomas.

Fuller, a 24-year-old Black man, was found hanged from a tree outside Palmdale City Hall earlier this month. Fuller’s death was initially ruled a suicide, but after mounting pressure from protesters and family members, sheriff’s investigators announced they would be conducting a broader probe into his death with the FBI and state authorities.

On June 11, Thomas, 62, was shot and killed in his living room in Lancaster by L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies responding to reports of domestic violence inside the home. Authorities and the family have different versions of what happened.

WHAT: Support and Solidarity for Victims of Injustice

WHERE: American Islamic Institute of AV; 1125 East Palmdale Blvd. Palmdale, Ca 93550

WHEN: Friday, June 26; 2:30 p.m.

WHO: American Islamic Institute of Antelope Valley; CAIR-LA; Families of Robert Fuller and Michael Thomas

CONTACT: Kamal M. Al-Khatib, President – American Islamic Institute of the Antelope Valley 661-224-1111 or; CAIR-LA Communications Manager Eugene W. Fields 714-851-4851 or

CAIR-LA is Southern California’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice and empower American Muslims. 


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