Saturday, October 25, 2008

Holy Fuck

There are no words...

First of all, the title of this story...(emphasis mine of course):
Another dragging death in Texas raises tensions

PARIS, Texas – In a gruesome case with powerful echoes of the dragging death of James Byrd a decade ago, a black man was killed underneath a pickup truck in East Texas and two white men have been charged with murder.

Black activists and the victim's mother are calling last month's killing of 24-year-old Brandon McClelland a racist attack. But prosecutors cast strong doubt on that Friday.

McClelland died after going with two white friends on a late-night beer run across the state line to Oklahoma, investigators said. Authorities said he was run over and dragged as far as 70 feet beneath the truck. His torn-apart body was discovered along a bloodstained rural road on Sept. 16. His mother said pieces of his skull could still be found three days later.

C/o Womanist Musings where Renee also notes that James Byrd's murderers were ALSO cast as his "friends" in the media.

1 comment:

  1. OMG! that's gotta be the worst thing i've heard in quite awhile. good lord!, it's terrible, just terrible! so sad...


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