Sunday, July 24, 2011

2 white teens run down black man

Racist hate acts are still happening today...
Two young white men assaulted and then killed a black man by driving into him with a pick-up truck in Mississippi's largest city, a prosecutor said yesterday.

It's alleged that the pair, both 18, were looking for a black man to assault in Jackson, with one of them later bragging on the phone to a friend about killing 49-year-old father James Craig Anderson.

Mr Anderson, who is of African-American descent, was run over by a Ford pickup outside a Jackson hotel near dawn on June 26 and died later in hospital, District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said during a bond hearing for Deryl Dedmon, who is accused of driving the truck.

'Dedmon murdered this victim because he was a black man,' Smith said. 'We do have information that they were rejoicing after killing the victim.'

Smith said Dedmon called a friend after the alleged crime and said: 'I just ran that n****r over.'

He added: 'It was an intentional act and it was a hate crime.'


Anonymous said...

There is graphic video evidence of this murder online somewhere. Those two racists should be put behind bars for life.

rivercitylady said...

I'm sorry for the death of James Craig Anderson.We must all realize that we have a long way to go when it comes to racial harmony in America.Back in the days of Jim Crow you heard a lot the term "Mississippi's burning"After the shocking death of James Anderson it's apparent Mississippi's fires never went out. Let's remember James Anderson in our prayers tonight and say a special prayer for the loved ones he left behind.

africa girl said...

What a sad scenario! Those two criminals should be punished and pay it for the rest of their lives. They have no right to kill a certain people specially if he is just a black man. Where is the justice by the way?

Mike said...

I apologize for not following up on this story yet. Here's what I found:

Three white Mississippi men pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes Thursday in connection with the 2011 beating death of an African-American man in Jackson, the Justice Department announced. Deryl Dedmon, John Aaron Rice and Dylan Butler each admitted to conspiracy and violating the 2009 federal hate-crimes law in last June's killing of James Craig Anderson. They face sentences of up to life in prison and $250,000 in fines, federal prosecutors said.

The 19-year-old Dedmon had already pleaded guilty to state murder and hate-crime charges Wednesday in a state court and was sentenced to life in prison. Rice, 19, and Butler, 20, made their initial appearances with Dedmon in federal court Thursday morning.
Source: CNN