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Appeals Court Affirms Conviction Of Reputed Klansman In Civil Rights Era Cold Case In Miss.

James Ford Seale (Daily Mail, UK) A federal appeals court has upheld the 2007 conviction of a reputed Ku Klux Klan member in the kidnapping of two black men who were abducted and killed in rural Mississippi in 1964. In a 2-1 ruling, the panel of judges said the evidence in the case against James […]

Fifth Circuit vacates conviction of James Ford Seale

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has vacated the conviction of former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) member James Ford Seale for his involvement in the 1964 deaths of two 19-year-old black teens. Seale was sentenced to three life terms in August 2007, two months after his conviction in […]

Fifth Circuit vacates conviction of ex-KKK member tried for civil rights era killings

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has vacated the conviction of former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) member James Ford Seale for his involvement in the 1964 deaths of two 19-year-old black teens. The 71-year-old Seale has been in federal prison since his 2007 conviction. AP has more.

Fifth Circuit vacates conviction of ex-KKK member tried for civil rights era killings

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has vacated the conviction of former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) member James Ford Seale for his involvement in the 1964 deaths of two 19-year-old black teens. The 71-year-old Seale has been in federal prison since his 2007 conviction. AP has more.

CSI Mississippi: Group Calls For Removal of Steven Hayne’s Medical License

–Performed Cleve McDowell’s Autopsy: Where were the bullets?* * * * * Innocence Project Asks State Board to Revoke Steven Hayne’s Medical License Based on Repeated Autopsy Misconduct 1,000-page formal allegation with Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure seeks to stop Hayne from conducting autopsies and practicing medicine (JACKSON, MS; April 8, 2008) – Based […]

Louis Allen; Relatives Ask For Cold Case Investigation

Reward offered in 1964 slaying; efforts to find Louis Allen’s killer increase after solving other cold cases Family members of Louis Allen, a Liberty resident shot to death 43 years ago in what the FBI is investigating as a civil rights-era slaying, are offering $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of his killers. Allen’s […]

The Land of Emmett Till

As the United States demands apologies from Turkey … lest we forget? MANDATING INDIGENOUS HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONDr. June Terpstra ….My students in colleges and universities in the USA typically do not know the history of the indigenous people of North America. They believe a lie told to them in the mandated public education programs that Columbus […]

Were Is Justice: John Lewis Asks

Once a SNCC volunteer protester, U. S. Rep. John Lewis is carried away by police Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 02:23 PM The Atlanta Journal-Constitution U.S. Rep. John Lewis went before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, tying the disarray in the U.S. Justice Department to Georgia’s voter ID law. Here’s the gist of his printed remarks: […]

Emmett Till; ‘Open Door to Horrid Truths’

Site of the 1955 trial Democratic presidential hopeful Chris Dodd takes a look at the Emmett Till bill for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution .. Fifty-two years ago, EmmettTill, a 14-year-old black boy, was beaten and shot to death for allegedly whistling at a white woman in segregated Mississippi. An all-white jury took 67 minutes to acquit […]

From the Land of Emmett Till …

Journalist Ben Greenberg writes about the James Ford Seale conviction … A movement seeking widespread remediation for crimes against blacks and their allies during the civil rights era is finally gaining ground. For the last eight days in Jackson, Mississippi, reputed Ku Klux Klan member James Ford Seale has sat, mostly silent, in the James […]