Posts Tagged ‘Lynching’

April 28th, 2023 - 1:41 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Another Mississippi lynching

Before being murdered last fall, Rasheem Carter, 25, went to the police in Taylorsville, Mississippi. He’d told his mother that “three truckloads of white guys [were] trying to kill him,” so she told him to seek police protection. When, in February 2023, his dismembered remains wer[...]

February 15th, 2015 - 7:01 pm § in Misc.

Book recounts gruesome 1922 Texas lynching

History is important for what we learn from it. How many people know of this incident today, which occurred 93 years ago, now that all the eyewitnesses are gone? From one account: “On May 4th, 1922, after the last full day of school in Kirven, Texas, 17-year-old Eula Ausley was taken from her [...]

January 25th, 2015 - 8:56 pm § in Uncategorized

FBI investigates suspected lynching in North Carolina

The local police and coroner in the small town with a boarded-up KKK meeting hall quickly labeled a 17-year-old black youth’s strange death a suicide, and made no effort to investigate the possibility of foul play. First the NAACP stepped in, and now the FBI has opened an investigation. He had[...]

December 17th, 2014 - 4:06 pm § in Uncategorized

George Stinney Jr. was lynched by South Carolina

A judge has vacated the 1944 conviction of George Stinney Jr., in a ruling his trial was marred by “fundamental Constitutional violations of due process.” In fact, the 14-year-old black boy’s “trial” was a total sham. Stinney was blamed for the murders of two young whit[...]