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Thu Jul 25, 2019, 11:22 PM

Gun-toting frat bros pose in front of bullet riddled Emmett Till memorial, may face federal charges

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https://nypost.com/2019/07/25/gun-toting-frat-bros-pose-in-front-of-emmett-till-memorial-may-face-federal-charges/

Three fraternity brothers at the University of Mississippi have been suspended — and are possibly facing federal charges — for taking a photo in front of a bullet-riddled sign honoring slain civil rights icon Emmett Till while holding a shotgun and AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.

“The photo is on Instagram with hundreds of ‘likes,’ and no one said a thing,” says a complaint filed with the UM Office of Student Conduct.

The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network, reviewed the complaint and obtained a copy of the picture in question, which was taken earlier this year.

Ole Miss student and Kappa Alpha Order member Ben LeClere posted it on his private page in March and is reportedly the one holding a shotgun.

Two of his fraternity brothers, John Lowe and another young man who has yet to be identified, can be seen posing alongside him — the latter of whom is toting the AR-15.

A fourth person, said to be the photographer, may have also been with the trio, the complaint says.

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Reply Gun-toting frat bros pose in front of bullet riddled Emmett Till memorial, may face federal charges (Original post)
Demovictory9 Jul 2019 OP
DonaldsRump Jul 2019 #1
Botany Jul 2019 #2
sheshe2 Jul 2019 #3
JI7 Jul 2019 #4
renate Jul 2019 #12
ck4829 Jul 2019 #23
Skittles Jul 2019 #5
Recursion Jul 2019 #6
Blue_true Jul 2019 #11
misanthrope Jul 2019 #7
Hortensis Jul 2019 #8
Blue_true Jul 2019 #13
Hortensis Jul 2019 #15
Blue_true Jul 2019 #17
Hortensis Jul 2019 #18
BHDem53 Jul 2019 #9
rogue emissary Jul 2019 #10
ck4829 Jul 2019 #24
Maxheader Jul 2019 #14
ck4829 Jul 2019 #25
jpak Jul 2019 #16
GulfCoast66 Jul 2019 #19
Catherine Vincent Jul 2019 #20
Liberal In Texas Jul 2019 #21
ck4829 Jul 2019 #22
VOX Jul 2019 #26

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 11:31 PM

1. For God's sake...do you buffoons have nothing better to do?

Study for tests! You're coming from Ole Miss, so you need to work hard to get anywhere in life. When you do stuff like this, you set your chances back a million miles. GROW UP.

I knew a lot of KAs when I was in college. None of them were as stupid as these idiots.

Sorry to any DU'ers from U of M....I doubt any of you did this.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 11:32 PM

2. And to think some people call these people deplorable

I hope they get to enjoy some lockdown time with some A.A. inmates and some A.A.
guards too.

Proud of their racism. They need a good old fashioned ...... I can't say.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 12:09 AM

3. White Supremacists.

Doing what they do best.

Federal charges work for me.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 12:13 AM

4. more economic anxiety

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 06:48 PM

12. this should be the answer to every instance of in-your-face racism from these people

Very well said.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 01:38 AM

23. That's the ticket

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 02:15 AM

5. sick, sick, sick

gun humping, racist FREAKS

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 02:19 AM

6. Of course it was Kappa Alpha

They have a reputation in Mississippi. We used to say it started out as Kappa Kappa Kappa Alpha but the first two Kappas burned off during a cross-burning rehearsal.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 06:45 PM

11. At UF they were known as the insular rich White boys fraternity when I went there. nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 03:34 AM

7. KAs across the region host Old South Week every spring

or they did when I was in college. It involved the men dressing in Confederate uniforms, the women in period attire as they parade across campus, horses included. Sometimes it involved cannons they would pull along and fire once back at the frat house.

They're odious.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:21 AM

8. A series of bad choices. Whatever their dreams,

I'd guess futures are most likely to involve employment by one of their dad's friends in the local Lion's Club.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 06:48 PM

13. My guess is mommy and daddy are already rich.

They will be employed in the family business. The fraternity at UF was a ratsnest of entitled rich White boys when I went there.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:08 PM

15. Very likely. Unless they don't want to train to run the insurance

agency or sand and gravel business, and that's where friends of the family come in.

Chances are good enough that that's where they were headed anyway.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:19 PM

17. You seem to know my native South.

Yeah,
insurance, sand/gravel/concrete/paving and law is how a lot of the old money families make their money here.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:37 PM

18. :) nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:41 PM

9. They'll probably get

an invitation to the White House for some hamberders with their hero.

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Response to BHDem53 (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:44 PM

10. Yeah, and if they face any charges Donny will pardon them.

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Response to BHDem53 (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 01:38 AM

24. Right

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 06:49 PM

14. U of mississippi?


The only thing mississippi is good for is to check the heat on the grill...

(with hand over the heat)..m-i-ss-i-ss-...OUCH! Hot enough...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 01:39 AM

25. Ha

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:11 PM

16. Kappa Alpha Vile Confederate Pigshite

Lock 'em up!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:37 PM

19. The KA's were much hated at the University I Attended.

It was not a confed state, although really red now, and every year they would have some big shindig where the members would dress up in confederate uniforms and their dates in hoop gowns. Ridiculous.

And the chapter had a civil war style cannon on the front yard. Pointed North, of course. Think they all do. Or did.

One year, people say, a person I may or may not know took action. While that party was going on. He backed his Ford F-250 dually up while an unknown couple of friends hooked a log chain around the cannon. Then proceeded to drag the fucking thing down the street. All second hand knowledge, of course.

Unfortunately this was not a strike against racism. No doubt the participants were just as racist as the KA’s. Although I have it on good authority that at least one of the people involved has had a total change of heart.

It was their arrogance that was hated.

This was well over 30 years ago. I’m sure the Statute of Limitations has run out.

That cannon was remounted on a big concrete footer. For all I know it is still there today. I’ll check next time I visit.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:54 PM

20. I hope they get prison time

Or spend a few days in jail with Emmett Till's casket pic hanging on the wall for them to look at 24/7.

What is wrong with these dumb mofos?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:59 PM

21. Brilliant. Self-incrimination.

Good job boys. Just got yourselves indicted.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 01:33 AM

22. Disgusting

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 02:35 AM

26. Now THAT is fucking racist. Goddamn these nihilistic shitheads all to hell.

This kind of mindless RACISM and bloody ignorance CANNOT be allowed to continue. These worthless fucks need to have the book thrown at them, assuming Mississippi cops and judges aren’t secretly cheering them on.

I don’t see the U.S. as it stands lasting much longer. Not when it’s been split into two completely different realities, one being fascist/authoritarian, the other, liberal/democracy. The two are polar opposites and have their ideology “baked in.”

Compromise has been made impossible by the Trump administration and its lapdogs. The system favors these neo-fascists (the right-wing judgeships, 22 states under top-to-bottom Republican control, the fucking outmoded Electoral College, conspiring with Russian operatives, a media more concerned with ratings, rather than the damage it does, etc.)

As the 2020 election approaches, the Republican pushback will be operating at maximum strength, most of it decrying the boogeymen of socialism, reverse racism, immigrants, and women’s rights.

The only hope is that there are enough concerned Americans in the swing states to vote Democratic in a free and fair election. And it’s abundantly clear to any sentient being that Republicans DO NOT play by the rules, or even by the law.

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