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NNguyenMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:34 PM
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Preacher Pleads Not Guilty in 1964 Slayings (Civil Rights Volunteers MISS)
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. On Friday, facing a Mississippi prosecutor, Killen pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder in one of the most notorious crimes of the civil rights era: the killing of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney, three young voter-registration workers who were overtaken by a crowd of Klansmen on the night of June 21, 1964.

William White, 74, a farmer in a baseball cap, looked sourly at a row of reporters..."If they'd been minding their own business, this wouldn't have happened," he said of the civil rights workers.

His eyes welled with tears as he pulled out a photograph of his grandson, who was killed in Iraq. "My grandson was fighting for something," he said. "What were they fighting for? Publicity."

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-ci...

How about they died for the Civil Rights of the millions of disenfranchised southern Blacks? And they did so without no firearms, humvees or tanks. I honor the sacrifice that his grandson made for this country, but people like William White just make me sick, how he can not see what these boys died for is beyond me.
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R3dD0g Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:40 PM
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1. Preacher
indeed.

His version of religion is the reason that I've concluded organized religion is Satan's greatest invention.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:44 PM
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2. Sounds like a real jackass
Let him die in a jail cell.
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