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Tue Jan 14, 2014, 08:56 PM

Mysterious death in Jasper, Texas

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/14/mysterious-death-in-jasper-texas/
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There are serious questions surrounding the death of Alfred Wright. He disappeared last November. It took searchers three weeks to locate his remains, even though they were found just up the road from where he vanished. Authorities say he died of a self-inflicted drug overdose. Wright's family says he did not do drugs, and according to the autopsy his throat was cut and his ear was missing. This happened in an area of Texas with a history of racial tension, where one of America's most horrific hate crimes occurred. Deborah Feyerick reports.

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malaise Jan 2014 OP
angstlessk Jan 2014 #1
TexasTowelie Jan 2014 #2
malaise Jan 2014 #3
DisgustipatedinCA Jan 2014 #4
malaise Jan 2014 #6
Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2014 #5
malaise Jan 2014 #7
okaawhatever Jan 2014 #8
Demo_Chris Jan 2014 #9

Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 09:15 PM

1. Yes...what white supremacists hate more than blacks...is a black man marrying a pretty white woman

They were a good looking couple with beautiful children....very sad

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 09:16 PM

2. Nonsense.

Black people slash their own throats in friendly neighborhoods throughout southeast Texas all of the time.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 09:18 PM

3. And knocks out his own teeth

Jasper - where they tortured and killed James Bird.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 09:21 PM

4. James Byrd was dragged to his death near Jasper, TX for the crime of being black.

It's always useful to remember that. The area is full of racist garbage, and before any good Texan DUers take exception, know that I did spend about 4 years in nearby Beaumont, so my opinion was formed from primary data.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 09:24 PM

6. I mentioned it in the post above although I got the Byrd part wrong

Horrific yet again - looks like the Sheriff was in on this one with the coverup

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 09:21 PM

5. East Texas is a real pit of racism.

Even though there is a higher than average population of African-Americans. And Jasper & Vidor, NE of Houston, seems to be the center of that pit. I'm sure there are plenty of hate groups that SPLC can't keep track of here.

There are NO white Democrats where I live and no Democratic organizations on a county level. It's rural versus urban in Texas.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 09:25 PM

7. Too sad

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 09:45 PM

8. Here's the SPLC map of the hate groups they have listed in Texas.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 09:55 PM

9. Racism in Texas isn't like that...

 

Sorry, but it's just not. You see mixed couples all the time and no one seems to bat an eye. The racism you see comes primarily from OLDER folks, the baby boomer Fox News crowd.

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