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FBI probing death of black man hanging from tree in Mississippi

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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Oh, well then it probably wasn't a retaliation. He was out of jail for 5 years before this happened. I'm leaning on suicide again.




posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Considering the murder happened in 1980 I doubt it's retalitory.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: ScientificRailgun

Yeah as I said, I'm not leaning either way...

There is no reason to rule out the White World Media comment at the moment though.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:02 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs

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


A lynching involves using a noose which is a huge part of sending a 'message'.


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.


Stop being absurd. I know enough about the Jim Crow era to understand what the purpose of a lynching was and who the intended targets were of that message. Anyone who even remotely wants to understand the rationale that the Klan and other groups operated under can research these events. Hysterics need not apply.



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


Do you honestly think that people who resort to lynching another human being give two s***s about public perception?



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


No longer relevant as he was found 200 yards from his house.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

One would have thought that a prison environment was where one was more likely to top themselves rather than when they are on the outside.

Just a thought.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:07 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

A noose knot can be made simply with a bed sheet.

& this isn't the Jim Crow era.



As I said, I'm not leaning either way...

You seem to be!


I'm aware of where he was found!



I do think they give a toss...
Sending a message to the entire world is not the same as sending it to a small community...




Carry on.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

You be surprised. Ex-Cons commit suicide at a rate about 3.5 times higher than the average.

Ex-Con Suicide Rates

Granted, most of them are drug overdoses, but the fact remains.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:09 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
A noose knot can be made simply with a bed sheet.


No dude, a hangman's knot is made with rope.


& this isn't the Jim Crow era.



For some it still is.



I'm aware of where he was found!


Which makes it rather easy for him to get sheets.



I do think they give a toss...
Sending a message to the entire world is not the same as sending it to a small community...


Huh? Sending it to the 'whole world' gets it the community by default.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus




Who lynches people with bed sheets?


I don't know Aug, people lynch people wearing bed sheets.
Just say'n. And in Mississippi you sure can't rush it as a
suicide. But maybe he murdered his wife and done himself in.
IDK



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:12 AM
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originally posted by: randyvs
I don't know Aug, people lynch people wearing bed sheets.


I am aware, however I really do not think someone(s) planning a lynching are going to forget the most important item.


Just say'n. And in Mississippi you sure can't rush it as a
suicide. But maybe he murdered his wife and done himself in.
IDK


I guy hanging a couple of hundred yards from his home by a bed sheet does not scream 'lynching' to me.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:15 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
A noose knot can be made simply with a bed sheet.


No dude, a hangman's knot is made with rope.


& this isn't the Jim Crow era.



For some it still is.



I'm aware of where he was found!


Which makes it rather easy for him to get sheets.



I do think they give a toss...
Sending a message to the entire world is not the same as sending it to a small community...


Huh? Sending it to the 'whole world' gets it the community by default.



You are aware that a bed sheet is a flexible item...
Which can easily be manipulated into a noose.

Who is it still the Jim Crow era for?

Yep, also makes it easy for neighbours to spot him entering his house and leaving with a bedsheet when he'd been missing for 2 weeks...

I don't think you understand my point, sending a message to the community has no bearing on the wide world so long as the community gets the message...
That's quite a common thing to happen.


People don't shoot people on their block/estate for the world to hear about it...
They do it so the locals know what the deal is.

That is the logic I'm using.

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



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus




I guy hanging a couple of hundred yards from his home by a bed sheet does not scream 'lynching' to me.



I certainly agree with that. However the police should be very
attentive before they say one way or another. Wouldn't you
say?



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

It is impossible to tie a traditional "hangman's knot" or noose with a bedsheet.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:21 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
You are aware that a bed sheet is a flexible item...
Which can easily be manipulated into a noose.


You do know a hangman's knot has thirteen loops, right? Try making one with a bed sheet and get back to me.


Who is it still the Jim Crow era for?


People who still feel blacks should not receive equal rights.


Yep, also makes it easy for neighbours to spot him entering his house and leaving with a bedsheet when he'd been missing for 2 weeks...


Cause heading out your door in rural Mississippi arouses suspicions.


I don't think you understand my point, sending a message to the community has no bearing on the wide world so long as the community gets the message...
That's quite a common thing to happen.


A lynching is supposed to send a message to the African-American community, not just the person being lynched. Stop being obtuse.



People don't shoot people on their block/estate for the world to hear about it...
They do it so the locals know what the deal is.

That is the logic in using.


A lynching is not typically a random homicide, it is a planned message that is meant to get out to the greater community and inspire fear.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: ScientificRailgun

Depends on the state of the bed sheet...

I haven't seen anything to suggest it was a hangman's knot anyways.


Carry on.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:27 AM
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originally posted by: randyvs

I certainly agree with that. However the police should be very
attentive before they say one way or another. Wouldn't you
say?


Agreed, that is why automatically jumping to the lynching scenario is ridiculous given the several facts that are already known:

    Found near his home
    Use of a bed sheet
    Hands were not tied



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:28 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

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?




Spur of the moment lynchers? Resourceful racists? The MacGyvers of 'ol Miss?



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Someone who has been missing for 2 weeks suggest that neighbours would have been asked and informed of proceedings...

So yes it would most certainly arouse suspicion.



Jesus Christ.

Nothing obtuse about it...
It's logical that you'd want the locals to know, without sending a telegram to the world of what is occuring.


"Not typically..."


I rest my case.




And for the final time...

It could be either...

Why you're so quick to rule it out after only 14 hours and an ongoing FBI investigation is happening is a joke.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

True, at this point we are arguing over the semantics of the term "Lynching", which is kind of moot at this point. It could certainly be an improvised lynching.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:32 AM
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originally posted by: Blackmarketeer

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

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?




Spur of the moment lynchers? Resourceful racists? The MacGyvers of 'ol Miss?



You're probably gonna be dragged into an illogical debate about certain types of knots that haven't been specifically mentioned in the articles.

Waste of time using logic.



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