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Wednesday, June 22, 2005


What about Olen, James, Billy, Richard, et. al.?

Sovereignty Commission Online: "SCR ID # 2-112-2-7-1-1-1 "

When an investigator visited Philadelphia Dec. 4 - 7, 1964, he walked into the arrest of 21 "white men in connection with the disappearance and murder of three civil rights workers..."

Lots of names in this report.

Why was only Killen prosecuted? Ten people who faced federal conspiracy to deny civil rights or other charges in the 1960s related to the murders of the three civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi are still living. But only Edgar Ray "Preacher" Killen finally faced state charges.

So why only Killen? What about all the others?

Jimmy Arledge - presently living, Meridian, MS
Sam Bowers - presently living, Central MS Correctional Facility
Olen Burrage - presently living, Philadelphia, MS
James Thomas "Pete" Harris - presently living, Meridian, MS
Tommy Horne - presently living, Meridian, MS
Billy Wayne Posey - presently living, Meridian, MS
Jimmy Snowden - presently living, Hickory, MS
Jimmy Lee Townsend - presently living, Philadelphia, MS
Richard Willis - presently living, Noxapater, MS

- from the Arkansas Delta Peace and Justice Center

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