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Men’s rights activist shot dead in front of California home

A men’s rights activist was fatally shot at his front door in California over the weekend.

Marc Angelucci, 52, an attorney and board member of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Coalition for Men (NCFM) was shot on his property in Crestline on Saturday.

Authorities received a call around 4pm about the shooting on the 22400 block of Glenwood Drive, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

He was pronounced dead in front of his home.

A motive behind the deadly shooting is not known and the investigation is ongoing.

The sheriff’s office said the call for help came from inside the residence.

Well-known men’s rights activist Marc Angelucci, 52, was fatally shot on Saturday afternoon in front of his Crestline, California home

Authorities received a call around 4pm about the shooting on the 22400 block of Glenwood Drive, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff¿s Department

Authorities received a call around 4pm about the shooting on the 22400 block of Glenwood Drive, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Angelucci was the founder and former president of the NCFM chapter in Los Angeles. 

The group, founded in 1977, describes itself as a ‘gender inclusive, nonpartisan, ethnically diverse organization … committed to ending harmful discrimination and stereotypes against boys, men, their families and the women who love them.’

He was a board member at the time of his death.

The organization released a statement on their website upon his death saying: ‘Mark was extremely well-spoken and a skilled publicist for men’s issues.’  

‘While wildly successful on the legal front, he was a fabulously down-to-earth, loving man when not demolishing opponents in courtrooms to promote justice. 

‘Rest In peace, our dear fallen soldier. No finer man ever walked the planet.’

Angelucci joined NCFM as a law student in 1997 afer seeing a friend physically abused for years by his wife and denied domestic violence services because he is male, according to the group’s website.

He went on to sue battered woman’s shelters to force them to accept men too.

Tributes to the high-profile lawyer poured in on social media

Tributes to the high-profile lawyer poured in on social media

Marc Angelucci fought for men's rights through litigation. Pictured in front of a California courthouse. In court he helped fight against male-only military conscription, drafted and enacted legislation to fight paternity fraud, and fought to include men in domestic violence victim programs organized by the state

Marc Angelucci fought for men’s rights through litigation. Pictured in front of a California courthouse. In court he helped fight against male-only military conscription, drafted and enacted legislation to fight paternity fraud, and fought to include men in domestic violence victim programs organized by the state

The National Coalition for Men shared this image of Angelucci saying: 'While wildly successful on the legal front, he was a fabulously down-to-earth, loving man when not demolishing opponents in courtrooms to promote justice...Rest In peace, our dear fallen soldier. No finer man ever walked the planet'

The National Coalition for Men shared this image of Angelucci saying: ‘While wildly successful on the legal front, he was a fabulously down-to-earth, loving man when not demolishing opponents in courtrooms to promote justice…Rest In peace, our dear fallen soldier. No finer man ever walked the planet’

In 2001 he formed the Los Angeles chapter of NCFM and served as its president until 2008.

The National Coalition for Men was behind a legal battle that led to a 2019 decision that deemed conscripting and drafting only male soldiers into military service as unfair to men and unconstitutional.

Angelucci argued that case again in early March before the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals but no ruling had been issued yet. That decision is under review by an appeals court.

Angelucci joined NCFM as a law student in 1997 afer seeing a friend physically abused for years by his wife and denied domestic violence services because he is male, according to the group¿s website

He went on to sue battered woman¿s shelters to force them to accept men too.

Angelucci joined NCFM as a law student in 1997 afer seeing a friend physically abused for years by his wife and denied domestic violence services because he is male, according to the group’s website. He went on to sue battered woman’s shelters to force them to accept men too

In 2008 he won a ruling in a California appellate court case that concluded the Legislature had improperly excluded men from domestic-violence victim programs.

What is the National Coalition for Men? 

The group, founded in 1977, describes itself as a ‘gender inclusive, nonpartisan, ethnically diverse organization … committed to ending harmful discrimination and stereotypes against boys, men, their families and the women who love them.’

The group seeks reform through advocacy, education, outreach, services and litigation.  

The group fights against anti-male bias in media, paternity fraud, fights for the rights of male domestic violence victims and against male-only military conscription. 

The Southern Poverty Law Center says male rights groups like this ‘distort or cherry-pick statistics to indicate female privilege, blame women, or create false equivalences between the oppression of men and women, rather than simply seek to advance the cause of men and fathers.’

He also helped draft and enact legislation to stop paternity fraud, an instance that occurs when a mother of a child misidentifies a man as the biological father of her child.

Attorneys affiliated with NCFM have sued companies that host ‘ladies nights’ and other women-exclusive events.

He appeared in the controversial 2016 documentary The Red Pill, which critics accused of being overly sympathetic to the men’s right movement.

However, the National Coalition for Men has faced criticism from groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center, which wrote that mens groups like it ‘distort or cherry-pick statistics to indicate female privilege, blame women, or create false equivalences between the oppression of men and women, rather than simply seek to advance the cause of men and fathers.’

‘Groups like NCFM use litigation to challenge what they perceived as discrimination in favor of women and try to influence policy on domestic violence, sexual assault, divorce, and custody cases.

‘In reality, they offered little help to men other than blaming women or advocating to deny women the structures that they did have to resort to discrimination or violence.’

Anyone with more information about the incident was asked to call Det. Simon Demuri at (909) 387-3589. Callers can also remain anonymous by calling WeTip at 800-78CRIME or http://www.wetip.com.   

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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