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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:59 PM

Mississippi Burnings KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92

Source: SFGATE

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday.

The one-time Klan leader was serving three consecutive 20-year terms for manslaughter when he died at 9 p.m. Thursday night inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary. An autopsy was pending, but no foul play was suspected, the corrections' statement said.

His conviction came 41 years to the day after James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, all in their 20s, were ambushed and killed by Klansmen on June 21, 1964. The three Freedom Summer workers had been investigating the burning of a black church near Philadelphia, Mississippi. A deputy sheriff in Philadelphia had arrested them on a traffic charge, then released them after alerting a mob. Mississippi's then-governor claimed their disappearance was a hoax before their bodies were dug up.

The slayings shocked the nation, helped spur passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and were dramatized in the 1988 movie "Mississippi Burning."



Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Mississippi-Burnings-killer-Killen-dies-in-12493722.php



Will end up in hell where he shall rot! Good riddance!




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Reply Mississippi Burnings KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92 (Original post)
CountAllVotes Jan 2018 OP
SWBTATTReg Jan 2018 #1
George II Jan 2018 #2
Solly Mack Jan 2018 #3
Floyd R. Turbo Jan 2018 #4
Paladin Jan 2018 #5
christx30 Jan 2018 #17
5X Jan 2018 #6
meadowlander Jan 2018 #7
longship Jan 2018 #8
dflprincess Jan 2018 #31
longship Jan 2018 #32
dflprincess Jan 2018 #36
kimbutgar Jan 2018 #9
SWBTATTReg Jan 2018 #12
Kristofer Bry Jan 2018 #10
jpak Jan 2018 #11
Miigwech Jan 2018 #13
CanonRay Jan 2018 #14
BigDemVoter Jan 2018 #15
Aristus Jan 2018 #16
CountAllVotes Jan 2018 #18
matt819 Jan 2018 #19
niyad Jan 2018 #20
Alice11111 Jan 2018 #27
edbermac Jan 2018 #21
yonder Jan 2018 #22
sinkingfeeling Jan 2018 #23
lastlib Jan 2018 #24
heaven05 Jan 2018 #25
Alice11111 Jan 2018 #26
Lint Head Jan 2018 #28
Jim Lane Jan 2018 #29
uppityperson Jan 2018 #30
llmart Jan 2018 #33
dalton99a Jan 2018 #34
The_jackalope Jan 2018 #35
DiverDave Jan 2018 #37

Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:03 PM

1. good! my heart doesn't bleed for him at all...

POS will now face God's justice and will have his name forever enshrined as a POS racist scumbag...may he NOT rest in peace and suffer god's judgment forever more...we can forgive but never forget...

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:05 PM

2. What a hateful person he was, and he looks it, too. Despicable.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:06 PM

3. A little less ugly in the world now. Shame his death couldn't have come sooner.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:06 PM

4. Sometimes I wish there is a hell! This is one!

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:10 PM

5. Bad timing!

If Killen had croaked a few hours earlier, trump could have proclaimed it "Edgar Ray Killen Day," instead of that laughable CYA ceremony directed at the life and works of MLK Jr. this morning. Think how thrilled trump's base would have been!

In all seriousness, however: Fuck Edgar Ray Killen, and any who mourn his passing.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:34 PM

17. You beat me to it.

I was about to ask how long until Trump orders flags to half-mast.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:10 PM

6. He thought: there is a true racist in the white house, i can die now. n/t

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:14 PM

7. Good stuff.

Shame he didn't go to prison until he was 79 though. How much damage did he manage in the first 79 years of his life?

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:14 PM

8. A rather great film, Willem Defoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand!

And a rather great supporting cast.

Granted it has the obligatory Hollywood fictionalization, but that doesn't much detract from a very powerful film.

Trailer:


It's truly good.

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Response to longship (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:32 AM

31. There was a two night TV movie in 1975 that was a more factual telling of the story

"Attack on Terror - The FBI vs the Ku Klux Klan" .


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Terror:_The_FBI_vs._the_Ku_Klux_Klan

This was the opening of it:

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:27 AM

32. Thx! Didn't know about that one.

I still like Mississippi Burning, in spite of its Hollywoodization of the facts.

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Response to longship (Reply #32)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:16 PM

36. I did like that too nt

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:14 PM

9. There another evil bigot Id like to see die in prison who currently occupies the white house

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:27 PM

12. give it time...the way he eats and ignores everyone's advice...

he's going to have a massive heart attack...

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:15 PM

10. B.I.H., scumbag

 

Kinda the opposite of R.I.P.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:16 PM

11. Burn in Hell

FU

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:30 PM

13. Died behind bars

Good riddance. He looks like a really ugly chicken, with a hangover.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:31 PM

14. His soul is going to need a long, long, rehab period.

and he's coming back as a refugee sold into slavery.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:33 PM

15. Good riddance to a fucking, slimy piece of shit.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:34 PM

16. 'Klansman Dies In Prison'.

Such lovely words. I'm all choked up...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:39 PM

18. awww ......

Don't Please don't!



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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:40 PM

19. People like this should die in the darkness

No news reports, no reliving the past, no martyrdom by today’s nazis.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:52 PM

20. good riddance, you racist scum, and drain on the taxpayers.

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Response to niyad (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:39 PM

27. !!!

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:02 PM

21. One less Trump voter.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:30 PM

22. rest as you might, Eddie...

...though I suspect you wont be seeing much of that.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:01 PM

23. Evil man.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:28 PM

24. Now, now, we should only speak good of the dead.....

He's dead--GOOD!
An obit I read with great satisfaction.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:35 PM

25. GOOD!!!!

 

If there is a hell..I hope this hateful POS is screaming in eternal pain

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:38 PM

26. I am usually a sap for forgiveness and 2nd chances. Never

for this one.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:42 PM

28. Every time a racist dies and Angel gets its wings.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 07:10 PM

29. Forget him. Remember the heroes: Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney and Michael Schwerner.

They knew that, by working for civil rights, they were risking their lives.

They won. They had the last laugh.

From Kim and Reggie Harris and Magpie, my favorite version of the song in their memory:

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #29)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:50 PM

30. K&R

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:21 AM

33. What an ugly, ugly person...

inside and out.

Good riddance, you piece of trash. The world is now a better place without you and we can save some taxpayers' money by not supporting your ugly ass in prison.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:54 AM

34. Throw his carcass in the landfill

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:21 PM

35. Tom Paxton's song...

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:26 PM

37. I wish there was a hell

This piece of crap should burn.
Piss on him.

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