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Friday, January 12, 2018

Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 Mississippi Burning slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday. The one-time Klan leader was serving a 60-year prison sentence for manslaughter when he died at 9 p.m. Thursday night inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary. An autopsy was pending, but no foul play was suspected, the corrections' statement said.




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His conviction came 41 years to the day after James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, all in their 20s, were ambushed and killed by Klansmen. The three Freedom Summer workers had been investigating the burning of a black church near Philadelphia, Mississippi.

The slayings shocked the nation, helped spur passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and were dramatized in the 1988 movie Mississippi Burning.

According to FBI files and court transcripts from a 1967 federal conspiracy trial, Killen did most of the planning in the ambush killings of the civil rights workers. ...

Nineteen men, including Killen, were indicted on federal charges in the 1967 case. Seven were convicted of violating the victims' civil rights. None served more than six years.


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Trump wept. Not a dry eye in the White House.

2018 and "America is at war with itself." again.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-12 02:58 PM | Reply


#2 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-12 03:01 PM | Reply

‘Mississippi Burning' Killer Dies in Prison at Age 92


Die MF Die ... youtu.be

#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-12 04:14 PM | Reply


#4 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-12 04:30 PM | Reply

"None served more than six years."

AKA The Good 'Ol Days down south. This is the America that Trump and his white nationalist supporters mean when they say MAGA.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-12 04:38 PM | Reply

Questioning the amount of hush money Trump paid a PORN star is hilarious.

People now want to give extortion advice to porn stars?


#6 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-12 04:45 PM | Reply

^ crap wrong thread!

#7 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-12 04:46 PM | Reply

There were fine people on both sides of the civil rights movement.

~Donnie Dotard~

#8 | Posted by Reinheitsgebot at 2018-01-12 05:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

He needed to die an oak tree ornament.

#9 | Posted by squinch at 2018-01-13 06:51 AM | Reply

This is the America that Trump and his white nationalist supporters mean when they say MAGA.

If only it were untrue.... but, it's not.

This is exactly what they mean. In some conservative's defense, some of them do not know this is what they have signed off on, however, if they don't see it by now, they will never see it.

I can tell by the overwhelming silence coming from them that they do see it now.

#10 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-13 09:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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