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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 08:40 PM
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34. The Jasper Texas victim James Byrd and Gov. G.W. Bu$h
James Byrd, Jr., was dragged behind a pickup truck in 1998 by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russell Brewer, and John William King. James Byrd, an African American man was murdered by these white men. This was a murder fueled by East Texas nitro: liquor and racial hatred.

All of Texas needed a healing, but citing a prior commitment, Gov. Bush declined to appear at Byrd's funeral. James Byrd's sister appealed to then-governor George W. Bu$h to support a hate crimes bill. Bu$h refused .. TO HER FACE!

Ironically, after Governor Rick "Goodhair" Perry ("Goodhair": thank you Molly Ivins!) inherited the rest of George W. Bush's unexpired term, the 77th Texas Legislature passed the James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act on May 11, 2001. By then, the "compassionate conservative" George W. Bu$h was the President of the United States. It has gone downhill from there.

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  -Remember the dragging death in Jasper? It happened again. Where is the media? Horse with no Name  Oct-07-08 09:34 PM   #0 
  - kick.  Horse with no Name   Oct-07-08 09:57 PM   #1 
  - Got another link? The story is gone. Thanks!!  Solly Mack   Oct-07-08 09:59 PM   #2 
  - The link is good Solly.  Horse with no Name   Oct-07-08 10:00 PM   #3 
     - Okies!!! I'll keep trying!!  Solly Mack   Oct-07-08 10:06 PM   #7 
  - Horrible news.....again.  cat_girl25   Oct-07-08 10:01 PM   #4 
  - Yes.  Horse with no Name   Oct-07-08 10:02 PM   #5 
  - Where is the media?  HEyHEY   Oct-07-08 10:04 PM   #6 
  - Okay  Horse with no Name   Oct-07-08 10:08 PM   #8 
     - Unless the police say it's a hate crime, or someone proves they're wrong  HEyHEY   Oct-07-08 10:10 PM   #11 
        - ....  Horse with no Name   Oct-07-08 10:12 PM   #13 
        - Dude, the media can't go screaming "HATE CRIME!" With no proof  HEyHEY   Oct-07-08 10:16 PM   #15 
        - This is Texas. No way in Hell they'll call it a hate crime.  Sebastian Doyle   Oct-07-08 10:15 PM   #14 
           - Then that will come out, eventually, but knocking the media before it has proof?  HEyHEY   Oct-07-08 10:17 PM   #16 
           - I see you're from where I want to eventually be from  tavalon   Oct-08-08 07:02 AM   #22 
              - You have proof of that I'm sure.  flstci   Oct-09-08 02:21 PM   #39 
                 - Lived there for over 20 years. Saw first hand  tavalon   Oct-09-08 04:18 PM   #40 
           - Two of the three were exectuted  JonQ   Oct-08-08 07:02 PM   #31 
           - IF this was a hate crime  flstci   Oct-09-08 02:18 PM   #38 
              - Didn't you hear?  JonQ   Oct-10-08 04:14 PM   #41 
  - More info  Horse with no Name   Oct-07-08 10:09 PM   #9 
  - Hell, where are the DUers?!  Zhade   Oct-07-08 10:10 PM   #10 
  - From those stories it doesn't sound hate related yet.  HEyHEY   Oct-07-08 10:12 PM   #12 
  - If this wasn't a hate crime...  SidneyCarton   Oct-07-08 10:54 PM   #17 
  - Damn it! Savages!  lonestarnot   Oct-07-08 10:55 PM   #18 
  - Another kick before bed. n/t  Horse with no Name   Oct-08-08 03:48 AM   #19 
  - They arrested 2 suspects  susanbanks44   Oct-08-08 03:59 AM   #20 
  - K&R  Seldona   Oct-08-08 04:25 AM   #21 
  - People who were born there and are too poor to leave  RadicalTexan   Oct-08-08 04:13 PM   #27 
  - The coverage in the Chicago Tribune is comprehensive. The comments section will sicken you.  94114_San_Francisco   Oct-08-08 02:11 PM   #23 
  - Did they say that right  amber_86   Oct-08-08 03:14 PM   #24 
  - That doesn't make it a hate crime  RadicalTexan   Oct-08-08 04:15 PM   #28 
  - The black panthers are calling for the death penalty in this case  wvbygod   Oct-08-08 03:36 PM   #25 
  - I am from Paris, Texas  RadicalTexan   Oct-08-08 04:06 PM   #26 
  - Thank you for posting this. It always helps when we have  annabanana   Oct-08-08 06:32 PM   #29 
  - thank you  druidity33   Oct-08-08 08:20 PM   #33 
  - FWIW...I don't live far from Paris and I totally agree with the assessment of the former resident  Horse with no Name   Oct-08-08 06:42 PM   #30 
  - Yes  RadicalTexan   Oct-09-08 12:54 PM   #35 
  - Aryan Nation? Somebody should call Todd Palin maybe he has some info. nt  live love laugh   Oct-08-08 07:33 PM   #32 
  - The Jasper Texas victim James Byrd and Gov. G.W. Bu$h  DemoTex   Oct-08-08 08:40 PM   #34 
  - I posted this before  JonQ   Oct-09-08 02:11 PM   #37 
  - In Bush's Amerika, aryans nations is a loose ally of the Imperials, and will be left alone.  tom_paine   Oct-09-08 01:57 PM   #36 

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