Memorial Services for Mitrice Richardson Open to the Public Starting Tomorrow, Friday, August 20

(This was from Jasmyne Cannick’s video stash on You Tube.)

The vigil at Leimert Park, led by her father earlier this week, and attended by at least 150, was not the only public memorial held for Mitrice Richardson, the young Southern California black woman whose disappearance and death has touched many around the country.

Anne Soble at the Malibu Surfside News announced two more memorial services, this time involving Latice and Larry Sutton, the mother and stepfather of Mitrice Richardson. These are open to the public.

There will be a reception to pay respects at Inglewood Park Mortuary Chapel, 3901 W. Manchester Boulevard, in Inglewood, on Friday, Aug. 20, from 3 p.m. to 8 .p.m.

A candlelight vigil memorial in Richardson’s honor is also scheduled for this Friday, at the Forum Lot—Northside (across the street from the funeral home)—on Manchester and Prairie Avenue in Inglewood, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Private funeral services for the family will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21.

Sutton issued a statement thanking “all who have supported the search efforts” to find her daughter.

She also thanked those who sent well wishes. She said those “who have inquired about sending donations” may do so at, or mail condolences and contributions to the Mitrice L. Richardson Fund, c/o Latice Sutton, 23441 Golden Spring Drive, #115, Diamond Bar, CA, 91765.

I wish that I could be there to pay my respects. I’m guessing that the reception may be for the closed casket remains of Mitrice Richardson nearby. Those attending will probably see the casket and know for sure that she is there, poor thing.

I pray for her mother and her husband, Larry Sutton, the man who actually raised Mitrice. More about Mitrice’s case later; I won’t be able to get back online until Saturday at the earliest. Where my temp job is, they may not show very many photos and videos if you pull up a website. Wherever you are tomorrow or Saturday, think about Mitrice Richardson.

There has been some interesting commentary and news from Jasmyne Cannick, Anne Soble, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, and The Pasadena Weekly and other observers about unanswered questions and strange behavior and activity regarding L.A. County Sheriff Baca, his boys and even the coroner’s office. The Sheriff’s Department has been strenuously fobbing off blame onto the staff and management of Geoffrey’s Restaurant, and even onto Latice Sutton, participating in what Hutchinson at TheGrio has described as “a Pontius Pilate hand wash.” Rather, it all points to a cover-up and a whitewash of what I and others believe is the police killing of Mitrice Richardson.

Stay tuned.

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~ by blksista on August 19, 2010.

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