Friday, October 24, 2008

Dragging Death in Texas Raises Tensions

ABC News: Dragging Death in Texas Raises Tensions
In a gruesome case with powerful echoes of the dragging death of James Byrd a decade ago, a black man was killed underneath a pickup truck in East Texas and two white men have been charged with murder.

Black activists and the victim's mother are calling last month's killing of 24-year-old Brandon McClelland a racist attack, and investigators are looking into the possibility one of the defendants was a member of a white supremacist prison gang...

and though the news was rather sad [Jasper-style lynching in Paris, Texas]

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