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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

New questions are being raised in the death of a 28-year-old physical therapist last November in east Texas. Sabine County authorities ruled that an accidental drug overdose killed Alfred Wright, a married father of three whose body was found by his family in the woods 25 yards from where he was last seen at a grocery and liquor store. Wright's family believes he was tortured and killed and hired a pathologist who disagrees with the official cause of death. Resident Sheela Bennett, who like Wright is in an interracial marriage, said her black husband was attacked by white men yelling racial slurs two weeks earlier at the same location following a minor car accident. She claims that when she told Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox about this the day after Wright disappeared, he escorted her out of his office and said, "This boy has done this to himself."

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Kenx, you have any info besides innuendo the police are bigots?

#1 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-03 10:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

Kenx, you claim to be from Texas? You are an embarrassment. Parish is unique to Louisiana. In Texas it's county.

CNN article.

#2 | Posted by et_al at 2014-02-03 11:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

Statistically speaking he was likely the victim of a Black male.

Needless to say though the man's MURDER deserves a full investigation.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-04 12:02 AM | Reply | Flag:

#3 | POSTED BY TOR

I think the torture variable undermines your suggestion that the typical homicide rates can explain this scenario.

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-02-04 12:06 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

@ RSTYBEACH11

Well from what I'm seeing it's not a drive by the result of domestic violence so that does buffer your take on the matter.

Still if a person is mad enough to murder someone they don't know, mutilation seems par for the (sick and twisted) course.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-04 12:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

headline fail, originally thought this was Sabine Parish, LA (there is one). Then noticed occurred in Sabine County, TX. (never heard of it). changed the state but missed changing Parish to County. very sloppy, i AM a disgrace both to LA & TX.

devil, this was a complex story & all i did was edit to fit it into allotted space. i did note the race of victim & his wife, as they were shown on the TV news. The then~missing person's wife went to the sheriff to see if circumstances / suspects matched a recent assault that was White on Black, with racial slurs used during the assault.

the sheriff tells her her husband brought this on himself, the search incompetent or non~existent & once the body found by family, ruled as drug overdose with trauma and signs of torture. To what "innuendo" are you referring?

#6 | Posted by kenx at 2014-02-04 03:25 AM | Reply | Flag:

Yours.

#7 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-04 04:16 AM | Reply | Flag:

a non~answer, devil. specifics?

#8 | Posted by kenx at 2014-02-04 05:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

Saline pass is on the line between last and texas. You will hear more about this town over time. There will be a fully functional international LNG exporting facility there soon. I know, because I helped design it.

It is the only facility in the US licensed to export LNG before the gov't decided they weren't going to license any other facilities to do so.

Why is that important in this case? Because it is a serious money making facility town and it is very very politically sensitive. You guys may remember another story coming from the same town - about schools only admitting christians? Both are strawmen to justify a more militaristic approach to keeping the town safe for commerce.

Another thing that comes with this type business is construction and mill worker type people. I guarantee you that to some of those type folks, a black man married to a white women is in danger.

#9 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-02-04 10:43 AM | Reply | Flag:

"construction and mill worker type people'.......

okay, so who you going to get to build stuff...college profs of women's studies??

at least you used the words 'some of these type folks'.....

sometimes it takes rough people to do rough jobs....

#10 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-02-04 11:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

Texas has come a long way from murdering 14 year old black boys for smiling at white women. Isn't progress wonderful? Aren't the police sweet? They wouldn't be no racists, no way.

#11 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-02-04 01:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Kenx, you have any info besides innuendo the police are bigots?"

Three words.

Sheila.

Jackson.

Lee.

Having her name attached to this case erodes it's credibility. Maybe George Zimmerman can comment on it as well.

"headline fail, originally thought this was Sabine Parish, LA (there is one). Then noticed occurred in Sabine County, TX."

The News outlet reporting the story is KLSA, which is based out of Shreveport (I live in Bossier City). So yours would have been an easy mistake.

#12 | Posted by madbomber at 2014-02-04 01:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

It's always a good idea to have a gun when travelling through the rural south. You don't always know what you might run into. Some don't like black folks. Some don't like anyone.

#13 | Posted by madbomber at 2014-02-04 01:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

Kind of like Afghanistan. But not as pretty.

#14 | Posted by madbomber at 2014-02-04 01:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

#12 ~ " "Kenx, you have any info besides innuendo the police are bigots?"
Three words. Sheila. Jackson. Lee. Having her name attached to this case erodes it's credibility."

thanx, MAD. i'm not familiar with Ms Jackson. (no doubt my bad)

i'm assuming devil's question has to do with the posting of the story per se. (?) as it is now i must hang my head in shame upon crossing from LA into TX on my weekly round trip from Shreveport to Austin (the latter where i retired from the police dept~~with no great perception of racist cops there~~(maybe SOME homophobia) LiH

#15 | Posted by kenx at 2014-02-04 04:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sounds like PC outrage..

#16 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2014-02-04 04:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Kenx, you have any info besides innuendo the police are bigots?

#1 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-03 10:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

Did you read the article?

#17 | Posted by Sully at 2014-02-04 05:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Did you read the article?"
#17 | POSTED BY SULLY

this question for devil, i think, who has bigger fish to fry at this juncture. i did read story & got a fact mixed up in my original edit, in addition to the gaff in the headline. guess i won't be pursuing career in journalism. i appreciate the new headline & re~writing of synopsis. in the meantime Ms Jackson has announced the DOJ is investigating. furthermore, one can now comment on the news on KSLA's website without going thru Facebook; "ghetto" observed the sheriff did not fight the skunk but got the stink on him.

#18 | Posted by kenx at 2014-02-04 06:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

"The then~missing person's wife went to the sheriff to see if circumstances / suspects matched a recent assault that was White on Black, with racial slurs used during the assault."

it was the wife of the first Black male who was assaulted after a traffic~accident or ~altercation, who went to talk to the sheriff & was escorted out of his office during mid~sentence, & it was her to whom he said [this boy has done this to himself].

#19 | Posted by kenx at 2014-02-04 06:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

"thanx, MAD. i'm not familiar with Ms Jackson. (no doubt my bad)"

Oh-Em-Gee!

Then you are truly missing out on one of this country's most entertaining political gems. Us proles often label politicians as being stupid. Few validate those claims better than SJL.

#20 | Posted by madbomber at 2014-02-04 09:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

okay, so who you going to get to build stuff...college profs of women's studies??

sometimes it takes rough people to do rough jobs....

#10 | Posted by afkabl2

Probably civil servants and music teachers to do the really rough stuff.

#21 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-02-04 10:31 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I just saw this story on Good Morning America. My heart goes out to this family who lost their son. The sheriff and his team should be removed from office until this case is heard by the highest courts. Not in TEXAS!!! Question the family who he just provided physical therapy to just before his disappearance. I bet he did a fantastic job!

From Illinois --- DO SOMETHING --- STOP HATE ---- CONTROL POLICE WHO THINK THEY HAVE AUTHORITY ABOVE THE LAW!!

Dc

#22 | Posted by denisec at 2014-02-05 09:37 AM | Reply | Flag:

It's always a good idea to have a gun when travelling through the rural south.

I have lived in the south all my life. I have lived in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Never have I ever felt threatened. I've never been called a name. I've never worried about rednecks. Matter of fact, alot of rednecks have been very nice to me. But you liberals keep scaring your constituents. And I bet some of you liberals are going to talk about conservatives "scaring" someone. You are doing the same thing to those who vote for you...

#23 | Posted by boaz at 2014-02-05 04:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

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