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Remember The murder of James Byrd, Jr (Jasper Texas dragging death)

 
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Remember The murder of James Byrd, Jr (Jasper Texas dragging death)
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James Byrd, Jr. (May 2, 1949 – June 7, 1998) was an African-American lynched in 1998 by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russell Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas, United States. His murder framed a push for United States federal hate crimes legislation, leading to the October 22, 2009 passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, commonly known as the Matthew Shepard Act. President Barack Obama officially signed the bill into law on October 28, 2009.
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The perpetrators

Shawn Allen Berry

The driver of the truck, Berry was the most difficult to convict of the three defendants because there was a lack of evidence to suggest that he himself was a racist. Berry had also claimed that Brewer and King were entirely responsible for the crime. Brewer, however, testified that it was Berry who cut Byrd's throat before he was tied to the truck. The jury decided that there was little evidence to support this claim. As a result, Berry was spared the death penalty and was sentenced to life in prison.


Lawrence Russell Brewer

Brewer was a white supremacist who, prior to Byrd's murder, had served a prison sentence for drug possession and burglary. He was paroled in 1991. After violating his parole conditions in 1994, Brewer was returned to prison. According to his court testimony, he joined a white supremacist gang with King in prison in order to safeguard himself from other inmates.[6] A psychiatrist testified that Brewer did not appear repentant for his crimes. Brewer was ultimately convicted and sentenced to death.

John King


King was accused of beating Byrd with a bat and then dragging him behind a truck until he died. King had previously claimed that he had been gang-raped in prison by black inmates. Although he had no previous record of racism, King had joined a white supremacist prison gang, allegedly for self-protection. He was found guilty and sentenced to death for his role in Byrd's kidnapping and murder.
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It was a horrible crime, but sources tell me




1. This was a drug deal gone bad.
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It was a horrible crime, but sources tell me




1. This was a drug deal gone bad.
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2. convictions were made so rapidly because a female informant.
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It was a horrible crime, but sources tell me




1. This was a drug deal gone bad.




2. convictions were made so rapidly because a female informant.
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2a. the female informant was discovered by. . . .
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She was discovered by,


lipstick on a ciggy.
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Did anyone hear in the media about a drug deal ?
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Matthew Shepard Act. President Barack Obama officially signed the bill into law on October 28, 2009.
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Did anyone hear in the media about a drug deal ?
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No and I live in Texas and remember the crime,but I don;t catch everything

Just curious...how would the new Hate crime have punished these guys more severly?

Brewer was ultimately convicted and sentenced to death.

John King convicted and sentenced to death

Shawn Allen Berry, sentenced to life in prison.

The system worked yet the woo woos march on
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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They haven't executed those scumbags yet?
Hate crime laws aside, they deserve their sentences for the horror and absolute cruelty of the crime.
I thought they execute them quickly in Texas.
What's the hold up?
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They haven't executed those scumbags yet?
Hate crime laws aside, they deserve their sentences for the horror and absolute cruelty of the crime.
I thought they execute them quickly in Texas.
What's the hold up?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 809368


they probably copped some pleas to silence the drug deal aspect of this crime, otherwise this criminal act would not have been the rallying cry for the recent hate crime legislation.
silence is golden....
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Did anyone hear in the media about a drug deal ?

No and I live in Texas and remember the crime,but I don;t catch everything

Just curious...how would the new Hate crime have punished these guys more severly?

Brewer was ultimately convicted and sentenced to death.

John King convicted and sentenced to death

Shawn Allen Berry, sentenced to life in prison.

The system worked yet the woo woos march on
 Quoting: mathetes




hate crime legislation will transform into "THOUGHT CRIME" legislation.
silence is golden....
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hate crime legislation will transform into "THOUGHT CRIME" legislation.

hate crime legislation will transform into "THOUGHT CRIME" legislation.

hate crime legislation will transform into "THOUGHT CRIME" legislation.

hate crime legislation will transform into "THOUGHT CRIME" legislation.

silence is golden....
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Re: Remember The murder of James Byrd, Jr (Jasper Texas dragging death)
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

James Byrd, Jr. (May 2, 1949 – June 7, 1998) was an African-American lynched in 1998 by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russell Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas, United States. His murder framed a push for United States federal hate crimes legislation, leading to the October 22, 2009 passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, commonly known as the Matthew Shepard Act. President Barack Obama officially signed the bill into law on October 28, 2009.
 Quoting: Maximus Interruptus

yea so what about him?


hey do you know those millions of people that died all over the world cuz of bullshit?!?!
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They haven't executed those scumbags yet?
Hate crime laws aside, they deserve their sentences for the horror and absolute cruelty of the crime.
I thought they execute them quickly in Texas.
What's the hold up?


they probably copped some pleas to silence the drug deal aspect of this crime, otherwise this criminal act would not have been the rallying cry for the recent hate crime legislation.
 Quoting: Maximus Interruptus

Even if it was a drug deal gone wrong there is NO excuse for the savage crime they committed.
And no, I do not believe hate crimes are constitutional because we are ALL supposed to be equal in the eyes of the law.
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Did anyone hear in the media about a drug deal ?

No and I live in Texas and remember the crime,but I don;t catch everything

Just curious...how would the new Hate crime have punished these guys more severly?

Brewer was ultimately convicted and sentenced to death.

John King convicted and sentenced to death

Shawn Allen Berry, sentenced to life in prison.

The system worked yet the woo woos march on




hate crime legislation will transform into "THOUGHT CRIME" legislation.
 Quoting: Maximus Interruptus

EXACTLY!

Great post btw
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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you goons vote me down, I'll vote it up, and meet you in the middle.
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She was discovered by,


lipstick on a ciggy.
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few people know about this....
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They haven't executed those scumbags yet?
Hate crime laws aside, they deserve their sentences for the horror and absolute cruelty of the crime.
I thought they execute them quickly in Texas.
What's the hold up?


they probably copped some pleas to silence the drug deal aspect of this crime, otherwise this criminal act would not have been the rallying cry for the recent hate crime legislation.

Even if it was a drug deal gone wrong there is NO excuse for the savage crime they committed.
And no, I do not believe hate crimes are constitutional because we are ALL supposed to be equal in the eyes of the law.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 809368



hello Mcfly, i'm not trying to justify a murder, just showing how 'the machine' works.

it was never about justice being served to the Byrd family.

a higher agenda prevailed.

they were used and never knew it.
silence is golden....
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They haven't executed those scumbags yet?
Hate crime laws aside, they deserve their sentences for the horror and absolute cruelty of the crime.
I thought they execute them quickly in Texas.
What's the hold up?


they probably copped some pleas to silence the drug deal aspect of this crime, otherwise this criminal act would not have been the rallying cry for the recent hate crime legislation.

Even if it was a drug deal gone wrong there is NO excuse for the savage crime they committed.
And no, I do not believe hate crimes are constitutional because we are ALL supposed to be equal in the eyes of the law.



hello Mcfly, i'm not trying to justify a murder, just showing how 'the machine' works.

it was never about justice being served to the Byrd family.

a higher agenda prevailed.

they were used and never knew it.
 Quoting: Maximus Interruptus

and what else is new?!

please people this aint even news.. its basic 101
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Re: Remember The murder of James Byrd, Jr (Jasper Texas dragging death)
They haven't executed those scumbags yet?
Hate crime laws aside, they deserve their sentences for the horror and absolute cruelty of the crime.
I thought they execute them quickly in Texas.
What's the hold up?


they probably copped some pleas to silence the drug deal aspect of this crime, otherwise this criminal act would not have been the rallying cry for the recent hate crime legislation.

Even if it was a drug deal gone wrong there is NO excuse for the savage crime they committed.
And no, I do not believe hate crimes are constitutional because we are ALL supposed to be equal in the eyes of the law.



hello Mcfly, i'm not trying to justify a murder, just showing how 'the machine' works.

it was never about justice being served to the Byrd family.

a higher agenda prevailed.

they were used and never knew it.

and what else is new?!

please people this aint even news.. its basic 101
 Quoting: Tommy



talk to me bro.
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Re: Remember The murder of James Byrd, Jr (Jasper Texas dragging death)
sorry about being a troll.

but these 'hate crime' bills are nothing more than a spring board to 'thought crime' legislation.
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