Newest information on Mississippi murders involving African Americans and/or Mississippi politicians and leaders.
on your site! Fast, Easy & Free! (El Movimiento por los Derechos Civiles en Estados Unidos)
So how is it that we're left with one old man selected to atone for all of Mississippi's sins? Is Killen really the only one with blood on his hands? Blogger Ben Greenberg at HungryBlues
is asking that question today (along with a lot of other folks).
"I expect Killen's defense attorney to be the sort of racist that McIntyre proves himself to be. His statements are reasonably predictable, as far as I'm concerned. But let's look at how Jim Hood, the supposed emissary of the victims' families conducted himself in the courtroom, too ... "
My blog post was written in the heat of anger on Tuesday. I stand by the assessment even if I'd moderate my tone were I to write it again. I say that Jim Hood is lying because he did not do his duty. He did not bring all the witnesses to the stand. He did not request help (i.e., evidence!!) from Justice Department and request a special prosecutor, as has been done in most of other civil rights era murder cases that have been reopened. Hood also did not give adequate time to reviewing the evidence for other possible indictments of the 9 other living suspects and has come out at various times and essentially admitted that he is purposefully pursuing Killen and only Killen. "