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FBI probing death of black man hanging from tree in Mississippi

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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 07:53 AM
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FBI probing death of black man hanging from tree in Mississippi


March 19 (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating the death of a black man found hanging from a tree in Mississippi on Thursday in what may be either a criminal case or a suicide, the agency said.

The man, who authorities did not name, was found more than two weeks after he had gone missing in a wooded area in Claiborne County in western Mississippi, about half a mile from his home, Jackson-based FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jason Pack said in a statement.


Well this is certainly worrisome. This black man goes missing for two weeks and just recently found hanging from a tree by a bed sheet. Now normally, I'd dismiss this as a suicide, but this happened in Mississippi a state that isn't exactly known for its racial tolerance.

The FBI is looking into this and I hope it doesn't come back as a hate crime, because that could have some serious implications for race relations in the state of Mississippi if not the country. Granted, if it turns out to be a suicide, that is still a tragedy and my heart goes out to his family regardless. Need to keep an eye on this as it develops to see what turns up.




posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:15 AM
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Hmmm dunno if I can say what I'm thinking.
I'll save the speculation for Twitter.



Sad sad story.


RIP sir.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:18 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Sad deal for sure. But to say this could have serious implications in race relations in our Country, shows just how screwed up we are.

Why we can't unite and put race relations behind us blows my mind. Sad times for sure.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Star and Flag because it needs to be seen.

Too early to say if it is even murder, much less racially motivated. I understand the connection between hanging deaths and black men, but if one checks into our history, you will find that people of all races were lynched.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:21 AM
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Quote from RT comments section...



White World Media: 12 minutes ago

"victim" really? no, the victim was the woman he murdered, this was JUSTICE, expect more of it to come anti whites!





WTF!



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

True. I'm not trying to jump the gun here and call it a racially motivated murder. I'm just pointing out that it is a black man hanging from a tree in a state that is known for being racially intolerant. Considering that he was hung with a bed sheet and not a rope, maybe it is a suicide after all.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:24 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Yikes! I'm wondering where this guy got the information that this black man murdered a white woman.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

That's what I was thinking...


& even if it was just nonsense, if the FBI is investigating, that person should expect a visit.


Crazy thing to say online.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:28 AM
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Unfortunately, even if the FBI and DOJ rule out foul play in this, I see this being used as yet another piece in the game of chess that is racial unrest in the United States.

I really hope this is just a suicide. The mere idea that this could be racially motivated sends a chill down my spine.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:31 AM
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originally posted by: ScientificRailgun

I really hope this is just a suicide.


That is what I am leaning towards. Who lynches people with bed sheets?



edit on 20-3-2015 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:31 AM
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a reply to: ScientificRailgun

The sad thing is that of the two situations, we are ROOTING for suicide. I can't believe that I would root for something like that, but the alternative is just terrifying.

Of course there is still a third possibility that he was murdered but it wasn't racially charged, but if that is the case then why murder someone to make it look like a racial murder.
edit on 20-3-2015 by Krazysh0t because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:45 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

People without a rope?

People who don't want it to look like a lynching?



He went missing for two weeks after being dropped at a casino, hardly likely to be carrying a bed sheet with him!



He could have found one I suppose.



Not suggesting it was homocide or suicide.

Just going with the available info.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:46 AM
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While a tragedy for sure, I've never liked how "incidents" dictate policy.

One man's death, even if deemed a hate crime, should not set the racial tone of an entire state.

We have become hypersensitive to what color a person is and without a motive, it becomes quite easy to pull and entertain the race card.

It's always a hate crime until we prove it otherwise. Unfortunately there are people and organizations who feel that way.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

The question to ask " Where did the bed sheets come from " ?

Did he take them from his home when he left? Did he purchase or steal them? Where they supplied and used by a THIRD PARTY ?




edit on 20-3-2015 by alldaylong because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:47 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
People without a rope?


Yeah, because when you set out to lynch someone you forget the most important item.


People who don't want it to look like a lynching?


The entire point of a lynching is to send a message. Why would you make a lynching not look like a lynching?



He went missing for two weeks after being dropped at a casino, hardly likely to be carrying a bed sheet with him!


Last time I checked casinos have rooms. Rooms have beds. Beds have sheets.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:48 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

That should be an easy question to answer actually. He was missing for 2 weeks and had a missing person's report on him. The family should be aware of any missing sheets in the house.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:50 AM
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Well..he was apparently arrested for Capital Murder at some point....not saying that is a reason to kill him, but seems more like suicide to me.

Murder Record



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Well that explains one detail. Though it raises new questions. Maybe it is a retaliation murder?



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:55 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
People without a rope?


Yeah, because when you set out to lynch someone you forget the most important item.


People who don't want it to look like a lynching?


The entire point of a lynching is to send a message. Why would you make a lynching not look like a lynching?



He went missing for two weeks after being dropped at a casino, hardly likely to be carrying a bed sheet with him!


Last time I checked casinos have rooms. Rooms have beds. Beds have sheets.






I'd guess the most important item is something sturdy enough to hang somebody.

You've taken part in many lynchings to know they are always to send a message?
Somehow I doubt your reasoning and lack of logic there.


This isn't the 30s...

It may not go down too well if people proclaim "we're lynching people again"...
So the slow kill makes more sense imo.


Didn't say what type of casino so yes you can speculate there are rooms, I can reserve my opinion of that.




All we have to go on so far is what the articles say and one rogue comment that called this "justice" for a murder that may or may not have occured.

Could easily have been retaliatory "mob justice".
edit on 20-3-2015 by CharlieSpeirs because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:57 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Vasa Croe

Well that explains one detail. Though it raises new questions. Maybe it is a retaliation murder?


Could be....he murdered a Lucille Trim in Claiborne County in 1980 and spent about 25 years in prison before parole.




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