California police say they are investigating the death of a prominent male rights lawyer who was fatally shot in his home over the weekend.
County officials replied to reports of a shootout at around 4:00 p.m. On Saturday on Glenwood Drive in Cedarpines Park, Marc Angelucci found that, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, "he was" unresponsive and suffering from obvious gunshot wounds ". The 52-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is still ongoing and the motivation for the shootout is unknown.
Angelucci founded the Los Angeles chapter of the National Coalition for Men, a controversial group that calls itself a "nonprofit organization that raises awareness of how gender discrimination affects men and boys." NCFM was founded in 1977 and claims to deal with issues such as male victims of sexual and domestic violence, male reproductive rights, including false paternity rights, adoption rights and rights to frozen embryos, and the gender pay gap, which the organization "only exists" "because" men work much more hours in stressful jobs, they hate longer distances, less flexibility, more physical risk, etc., just to be breadwinners and to feed their families, just to die younger and to get beaten up to earn more. & # 39; "
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Angelucci, who served as Vice President of NCFM, joined the organization when he was a law student at the University of California-LA Law School after a male friend who was physically abused by his wife was denied access to relief supplies the organization.
"Marc was an incredibly generous man who, despite some personal health problems, lived in a small space so that he could donate millions of dollars of his time to the largely voluntary legal work in the name of men's rights and the real gender equality that is so urgently needed here will become land and this world, "said the statement praising Woods V. Horton's win. In this 2008 case, it was determined that it is unconstitutional to exclude male victims of domestic violence from state funding for victim services.
The statement also celebrated Angelucci for winning an equal protection proceeding against the Selective Service Administration, which last year lifted the draft male-only registration.
"Women are allowed to fight now, so this decision is long overdue," Angelucci said at the time. He added that women "should have the same effects as men if they fail to comply with registration laws".
NCFM has been criticized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a male supremacist organization that accuses the group of falsifying statistics and litigation "to denounce female privileges, accuse women, or create false equivalents between oppression of men and women rather than simply try to advance the cause of men and fathers. "
Angelucci also appeared in the "Red Pill", a divisive documentary from 2016 about the men's rights movement that inspired protests and was criticized by critics as "misogynistic propaganda". The film's director, Cassie Jaye, wrote a homage to Angelucci in a blog post Monday, describing him as "one of my dearest friends and the most brilliant and kind-hearted person who devotes his life to justice for men and boys".
Ronda Kennedy, a Republican candidate who ran for California’s 26th congressional district and previously served as co-counsel with Angelucci, said she had spoken to detectives and asked everyone to contact the authorities with information .