Monday, August 08, 2011

Racially motivated lynching in Mississippi


Racism is on the rise on in this nation:
On a recent Sunday morning just before dawn, two carloads of white teenagers drove to Jackson, Mississippi, on what the county district attorney says was a mission of hate: to find and hurt a black person.

In a parking lot on the western side of town they found their victim.

James Craig Anderson, a 49-year-old auto plant worker, was standing in a parking lot, near his car. The teens allegedly beat Anderson repeatedly, yelled racial epithets, including "White Power!" according to witnesses.

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith says a group of the teens then climbed into their large Ford F250 green pickup truck, floored the gas, and drove the truck right over Anderson, killing him instantly.
Every person involved in this attack ought to be charged with murder under the theory of "felony murder," but this being Mississippi, they will probably all escape with slap on the wrist.

Read the complete story on CNN.com.

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