Fresno Sheriff Deputies Caught Lying Outside the House of Murdered Activist

John Lang was found stabbed in his burning house just days after predicting someone would kill him. His Facebook posts implicated local law enforcement, his neighbor, and a person that he worked with. John and I had an online relationship that started in May of 2015. He originally contacted me in regards to police harassment and after a few conversations I agreed to meet at his house, so he could elaborate. We continued to talk online on a semi regular basis, but eventually I wrote him off as paranoid and our communication dwindled. I had little to no contact with John in the months before his murder.

I read about his murder a few days after it happened in an online news article. The description of the man and the house where it took place were eerily similar to John’s and there was growing concern he was the one who was murdered. In an attempt to confirm whether it was John or not, I headed over to his house.

When I arrived, at John’s house, the place was boarded up. I snapped a couple of photos with my cell phone and sent them to concerned parties. I called my friend and Fifth Column contributor James Job, who was searching for the house based on the vague description in the news, to give him the address.

Shortly after, a gold Toyota Camry pulled up behind me. The two middle-aged gentlemen never got out of the car and it became obvious that they were cops. When James arrived, we confronted them together.

The officers wouldn’t give us any information about their intentions, but then I brought up the fact that he implicated the police in his murder. The driver admitted to knowing about John’s websites, where he detailed his harassment by Fresno law enforcement. At the end of the altercation, James asked what their law enforcement affiliation was, Fresno Police or Fresno Sheriff’s Department. They said they were with the police department and we ended the interaction.



It wasn’t until someone posted a comment on the video with a link to their video of the same officers that I discovered they had lied about their affiliation. This time however, instead of wearing plain clothes, the officers were dressed in the uniforms of the Fresno Sheriff’s department.

Why would two honest, hardworking, and trustworthy officers of the law lie to someone about which department they work for? Could it be that they might be involved in a police coverup of the murder of John Lang or is there a more reasonable explanation for their dishonesty?

Please sign this petition for a federal investigation into the death of John Lang.

John Lang’s Home Surveillance of Police Harassment


Brian Sumner

is an Activist, Journalist and Photographer from the Fresno area who has taken a special interest in the "Police State". He facilitates a watchdog group called the Fresno Liberty Movement, advocates filming the police and alternatives to state controlled protection services. He also served in the U.S Army from Oct. 08' thru Mar. 12' with a tour in Iraq in 2010. Most recently he participated in the CopBlock Network's #MACtour Check out more of my writing at: The Fresno People's Media & Follow me on Social media: Facebook YouTube