Wednesday, June 22, 2005

WTW Dammit, Manslaughter?

I have made it a point to post pictures of various things in my area that are actual white trash things and are humorous in nature. However, this Wednesday I am posting something that is true trash and is serious to the n th degree.

Edgar Ray Killen was found guilty of manslaughter in the deaths of James Earl Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman. It is with a heavy heart that I must admit that justice was not served. Even back in the 60's when "Preacher" Killen was charged, eleven of the twelve jurors found him guilty. Justice was denied when one juror proclaimed that she just could not find against a preacher, what a stupid bigoted human being.

In this day and age, we should be able to get past the "preacher" part and just put his guy out of our misery. The jury would not find him guilty of murder, they would only go with manslaughter. This does not absolve him in Two Dogs Land.

Edgar Ray Killen, you are a cancer that needs to be removed from the heart of this Earth. Bigoted people like you are nothing more than disease that affects the whole of the planet and your hatred of your brotherman has crippled more than just the three families of the boys that you murdered. We all were brought down to a level lesser because of your actions.

If I could ever repay the debt that Killen owes to these families, I would gladly do that. And please accept my humble apologies for the evil that carried your sons to their graves. I appreciate the sacrifices that these young men made to further the cause of equality in this country and I can only hope that they are looking down on us and smiling at the endroads that their committment brought. They were good kids doing the right thing for the right reasons. This is all too rare.

G_d bless the families of these true American heroes and may that same G_d have mercy on the soul of Edgar Ray Killen, you hateful bastard.
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