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FBI probing death of black man hanging from tree in Mississippi

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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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Hmmm, ex-con, likely poor goes to a casino, disappears for two weeks, turns up dead, hung from a tree by a sheet.

Could it be that he lost everything, took a sheet from the casino hotel and hung himself in a fit of despair over having lost everything? Let's be honest, ex-cons don't generally have very good prospects, and we are talking about a former murderer in one of the poorest states in the union.

Until we know for sure what the scenario is, we don't know if it's murder even, so suicide is just as likely.
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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 02:16 PM
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Not singling anyone out here, but the reaction to this man's death is very telling of the racial paranoia in America today.

As soon as this story broke there were murmurs of lynching. I kept waiting for details to come out indicating homicide, but everything so far has pointed towards suicide. People jumped to conclusions based on their own prejudices and bias, fueled of course by the irresponsible MSM. It's almost like some want this to be a racist lynching.

A convicted murderer with possible gambling debt is found 200 yards from his home, no signs of struggle, used a bedsheet, hands not tied...if this were a white man the case would have been open and shut.

Railgun made a good point: the local Sheriff probably saw this as an obvious suicide, but didn't want his town to become the next Ferguson. Is this what we have come to? State and local law enforcement can no longer be trusted to investigate the deaths of black people? And somehow the Federal government is more trustworthy??

I guess I can't blame the Sheriff for trying to spare his town from bad press and riots, but if every Sheriff goes this way we might as well shut down local law enforcement altogether and put an FBI office in every town. Wouldn't that be a step toward Utopia?
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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

and the 90s were more awesome everywhere!!!!



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Your attempt at derision is quite sad.


Nothing absurd has been typed by me...



& now you continue to postulate after accusing me of postulating when I specifically said 3 times in not leaning in either direction, just looking at all available info.



Please refrain from replying to me in future of you cannot be civil as well as a hypocrite.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
Nothing absurd has been typed by me...


Claiming his neighbors would have noticed him carrying a sheet out of his house is quite absurd. Do your neighbors carrying bed linens usually arouse suspicion in you?



& now you continue to postulate after accusing me of postulating when I specifically said 3 times in not leaning in either direction, just looking at all available info.


Yet your poor rationale for why it could be a lynching ignores the obvious facts surrounding the mans body; hands not tied, near his home, etc.



Please refrain from replying to me in future of you cannot be civil as well as a hypocrite.


Spare me. When you make absurd statements do not get surprised when people point them out.



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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: DrakeINFERNO
a reply to: Ancient Champion

i was forced to go down there for job training. i could not wait to leave after a few weeks. maybe it is nice if you are from there, but it was seemed dirty and everyone drives like asshol3s.

Are you sure you weren't in New Jersey?


As somebody who grew up in the Atlanta metro area and lives in New Jersey, I can say with some authority that the worst drivers on the east coast are actually in Pennsylvania.



As for the topic. My feeling is that this is likely not a lynching. If you've ever seen photos of lynching victims, there are usually a lot of visible injuries and blood and the hands are more often than not bound. These signs would be apparent. It's good that the FBI was called in by the local authorities though to remove any suspicion of impropriety.
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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 11:04 PM
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Actually, the first thing I thought when I heard this earlier this morning was "suicide". We had a similar situation in my state several years ago, and they located a suicide note in his home, and other corroborating evidence. He hung himself in a wooded area several yards away from a river, but it was with a rope.

Next thread we'll see: U.S. government so horrible Black men are now committing suicide in massive numbers!
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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 11:47 PM
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this guy shot a woman four times after robbing her, so # this guy. suicide or retaliation, black or white, who gives a # the world has one less douchebag to worry about.



posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 02:25 AM
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We should be thankful he is dead. 25 years for murder what a joke. Hope he was lynched and went through a living hell for those two weeks.
The FBI should through this case in the trash enough time wasted on this scum getting him down from the tree already..



posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 04:20 AM
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30 investigators are down at the scene. I'm starting to think this wasn't a suicide. They would have at least said suicide by now. Maybe they are leaning towards foul play.
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posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 04:36 AM
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a reply to: ScientificRailgun

i don't know about you but some people can hold grudges for a very long time and prison time isn't always enough to satisfy their desire for revenge, humans for the most part are vengeful creatures by nature.



posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 05:14 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t>>>> I thought CNN in particular, but the media as a whole acted pretty shamefully over this incident. They hyped it that it was a black man who was hung. Even after it was revealed that he was a violent criminal they still kept repeating that he was hung he was hung. Just given the fact that he was black it was far more likely that he was killed by a black person, but even still most hangings are suicide anyway. No mention right off the bat if he was bound or beaten. I blame the local PD and the FBI for not keeping the public informed and reporting the facts. Then the shooter in Arizona. Right away they run with a shooting rampage and that he was a white supremacist. It had no bearing on his victims and it was known that he wasn't on a killing rampage, he was violently trying to get away and harmed those who he tried to rob or get vehicles from . I don't think he shot any black persons, maybe he did. Their race was never mentioned so probably not. Again, crappy reporting. Here's a story that got no national attention. In Philadelphia a man was walking his dog and three teenagers, ages 14 to 16, tried to rob and then shot him. They were black, he was white. Race wasn't a factor, these were mindless thugs who killed a man for no reason. But had the races been reversed, it would have gotten attention. But race still wouldn't have been a factor.



posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 08:02 AM
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Not singling anyone out here, but the reaction to this man's death is very telling of the racial paranoia in America today.

As soon as this story broke there were murmurs of lynching. I kept waiting for details to come out indicating homicide, but everything so far has pointed towards suicide. People jumped to conclusions based on their own prejudices and bias, fueled of course by the irresponsible MSM. It's almost like some want this to be a racist lynching.


I wish I could give you more than one star for saying this much truth and logic.

Many people on the first page talking about "well it happened in a historically racist state" and then getting afraid of the dreaded "racism".

And I bet not one of them has ever been to Mississippi. They are right, Mississippi is a very racist state and I'm not talking about the white people that's racist.

It will be interesting to see what conclusions are jumped to when they find out it was another black man that did it.
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posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 07:02 PM
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You make a good point. This involved two separate baseless assumptions:
1. It must have been murder because he was black

2. The perpetrators must have been white because he was black

Zero evidence to suggest either...



posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: isthisreaI
this guy shot a woman four times after robbing her, so # this guy. suicide or retaliation, black or white, who gives a # the world has one less douchebag to worry about.


My thoughts exactly.

The guy was a convicted murderer who shouldn't have been alive or on the street in the first place.

Karma killed this man, plain and simple. Good riddance.
edit on 3/21/2015 by Answer because: (no reason given)




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