Civil Rights
January 21, 2005 8:06 AM   Subscribe

Forty years ago, three civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman were murdered in Mississippi by KKK members. Edgar Killen, who allegedly engineered the killings, pleads innocent.
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posted by matteo at 8:22 AM on January 21, 2005

"A sign on the narrow road that leads to Edgar Ray Killen’s house, in the low hills southeast of Philadelphia, Mississippi, reads 'If You Don’t Believe in God, the Hellfire Awaits You.'"

let's give 'em a fair trial and a quick hanging.
posted by three blind mice at 9:31 AM on January 21, 2005

"They can't convict a preacher though, can they?"

Worst fucking excuse for aquittal in history.
posted by Arch Stanton at 9:48 AM on January 21, 2005

“I’m not a man of violence, but if you don’t get off my property right now, I’m going to shoot you dead.”

He's not really a man of irony either.
posted by psmealey at 11:34 AM on January 21, 2005

Racism cuts both ways--it eats you up, as obvious in the New Yorker peace. Granted, the guy should be thrown in the slammer, but there's a certain justice just in the fact that he's a horrible, twisted old man.

He probably kicks his dogs a lot.

Poignant post.
posted by bardic at 11:36 AM on January 21, 2005

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