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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 09:17 PM
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Death in Florida a possible lynching?
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GBD4 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 09:29 PM
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1. The Miami Herald
did a write up yesterday.

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/6388103.htm

I have driven through Belle Glade and would not be surprised if this was a lynching. Look, a restaurant up in the Panhandle was segregated until LAST YEAR when a Baltimore NAACP representative happened to visit the restaurant to find himself seated in a back room separated from the main, "white room" and reported the situation to higher authorities. Belle Glade is a severely impoverished area on the edge of the Everglades. The economy there has stagnated for decades and racial tension exists in parts of Florida like Belle Glade. Interestingly enough, Belle Glade is in the far reaches of ultraliberal Palm Beach County! Then again, the USA Today did a story last year of a father in PB Co. who was teaching his son to only respect the Confederate Flag as authority. So . . . I guess all parts of FL are home to these problems. Absolutely terrible. Shameful.

And of course the good ol' boys running the police in Belle Glade will botch the investigation to favor the suicide assumption over the lynching assumption.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 09:47 PM
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3. I have a tremendous respect for the NAACP
It is just amazing what this group alone has managed to accomplish over the years.
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 10:04 PM
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7. Was that restaurant overtly segregated?
Or was it tacitly segregated like the GOP leadership is?
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GBD4 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 10:24 PM
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8. The Article Is Right In Front Of Me
Miami Herald article "Town's blacks say they live with exclusion" by Lesley Clark

*Bartender told a black man "colored people must drink in the back"

The man from Maryland is Talamdge Branch, who's a Maryland State Legislator

*" said many bars in Perry, Florida, have had separate accommodations for the races..."

*"
said 'everybody knows' that certain Perry bars are off-limits."
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GBD4 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 10:33 PM
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9. Further, the State took action
Edited on Sun Jul-27-03 10:37 PM by GBD4
Here is the St. Petersburg Times article explaining how the bar was "punished" for allegedly segregating its rooms based on race.

http://www.sptimes.com/News/053101/State/Perry_lounge_l...
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 10:37 PM
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10. Thanks
I'm completely shocked that in 2003 in the USA we still have overt manifestations of such neanderthal views.
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coralrf Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 09:37 PM
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2. People have been lynched in all 50 states....
It is an American art..not a Southern one.

Florida is a critical location in so far as progressive advancement is concerned. I doubt if bigoted "anti-southern" garbage will endear you here. The man was found hanging in the South. He was probably murdered. Lynching is a carpet bagger bullshit Yankee bigoted phrase and there is absolutely no evidence that his killers were not Black ...( news flash...here in the south 90+ percent of Blacks are killed by Blacks..). If you want to give Jeb's white boys a leg up...keep up this presumed lynching crap...and we will not need a Harris in 2004.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 09:49 PM
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4. An investigation is warranted.
Edited on Sun Jul-27-03 09:49 PM by The Backlash Cometh
Regardless of the initial presumption of who did it.
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GBD4 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 09:53 PM
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5. Website
www.dixienet.org

Of course this is a fringe website.

...

Lynched, hung, whatever, it just seems like the guy in Belle Glade did not commit suicide like the police are speculating. White killers, black killers, whomever, the point again is that police have rushed to call it suicide when foul play is evident. Certainly, with riots in SW Michigan recently and of course the King riots in LA, etc etc, no one denies racial tension and prejudice exists nationwide. And I have posted previously that the Confederate Flag is widely flown outside the South, including Alaska.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 09:55 PM
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6. From what I read, it sounds like it could have been a suicide
But there's a social truth at work that makes it seem more likely to have been a lynching. I myself am drawn to that conclusion. They are right to have the public inquest.
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TLM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 11:27 PM
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11. Racism and the south are like...

Cow shit and a cow pasture... that's where you find the biggest piles.


And yes, lynching is a Yankee term... because in the south they call it "justice."


"...( news flash...here in the south 90+ percent of Blacks are killed by Blacks..)"

And fully 75% of the KKK are black too, right?
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Dob Bole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 11:31 PM
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12. ok..... (nt)
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DagmarK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-03 01:27 AM
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13. Okay, TLM, I agree that most blacks who are killed aer killed by blacks
BUT what is the common issue in those killings? DRUGS. And those are facilitated by the great white man. The bastards just figured out a way to decimate the black culture and have them off themselves. Racism is racism, however it is "delivered."
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