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Edgar Ray Killen Breaks His Silence on 1964 Civil Rights murders
WJTV 12 ^ | 2-11-05

Posted on 02/11/2005 8:12:55 PM PST by WKB

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1 posted on 02/11/2005 8:12:56 PM PST by WKB
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To: WKB

It's possible they will get a conviction but what can you really do to an 80 year old man.
I don't know what kind of health this guy is in but at age 80 how many years does he have left. He certainly doesn't seem to have much remorse about any of this and this guy is a Lay Preacher, what Hypocrisy.
Better keep him out of the General population in prison.


2 posted on 02/11/2005 8:18:12 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: skaterboy; sgent; selucreh; RebelDS; The Loan Arranger; Malichi; L98Fiero; ducks1944; ...

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3 posted on 02/11/2005 8:18:16 PM PST by WKB (Is it weird here, or is it just me?)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Is he supposed to show remorse if he's not guilty?


4 posted on 02/11/2005 8:22:47 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: the_Watchman

OKAY YOU GOT ME.


5 posted on 02/11/2005 8:26:37 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: the_Watchman
Seems like they have some kind of evidence he was involved.
6 posted on 02/11/2005 8:28:35 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Captain Peter Blood

They better have solid material evidence, like fingerprints - 40 years is a long time, and it is difficult to answer the questions like "and where have you been on Monday [insert the date from 1964] afternoon?" It would be difficult for both the accused and the witnesses, presuming there are witnesses.


7 posted on 02/11/2005 8:42:32 PM PST by GSlob
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To: Captain Peter Blood


The rest of his fleeting life should be made miserable, just to prepare him for hell.


8 posted on 02/11/2005 8:56:32 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell (Forgive Russia, Ignore Germany, Punish France - Condoleezza Rice)
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To: WKB

`Unfortunately they have a good record of getting people convicted with manufactured evidence, too. When you are dealing with a person the media has condemned, it'a easy.


9 posted on 02/11/2005 9:29:46 PM PST by Spirited
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Remember the liberal line punishment is not a deterent.


10 posted on 02/11/2005 10:12:08 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell (Forgive Russia, Ignore Germany, Punish France - Condoleezza Rice)
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To: WKB
Edgar Ray Killen Breaks His Silence on 1964 Civil Rights murders

Three names and one of 'em is Wayne or Ray. Mahty suspicious, if you ask me...

11 posted on 02/11/2005 10:26:42 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: LauraleeBraswell
The rest of his fleeting life should be made miserable, just to prepare him for hell

That's the spirit!! Guilty until proven innocent....I don't know the man did anything and neither do you. But go ahead and judge him ahead of a trial will you?

12 posted on 02/11/2005 10:29:00 PM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: billbears

""Edgar Ray Killen, the reputed Klansman accused of killing three civil rights workers""

He was in the Klan.


13 posted on 02/11/2005 10:34:11 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell (Forgive Russia, Ignore Germany, Punish France - Condoleezza Rice)
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To: LauraleeBraswell
"...reputed Klansman..."


Main Entry: reputed
Function: adjective
1 : having a good repute : REPUTABLE
2 : being such according to reputation or popular belief


I'm not defending the guy.
If he did it, he should be executed, though I don't think
at his age that will be necessary.
In fact, with all of the appeals, it might be good to convict
him of a lesser charge, and wait it out.

However, I do believe in innocent until proved guilty.
14 posted on 02/11/2005 10:49:54 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: LauraleeBraswell
He was in the Klan.

First off, it was 'reputed' he was in the Klan. Secondly, so? If a bunch of ignorant racists want to wear white sheets on their head, that's their business isn't it? As a Southerner, I disagree with everything the Klan stands for, hate how they have tried to twist the history of the South, and despise them for misusing the flags my ancestors fought under.

But it has not been proven that he committed murder and you're already ready to hang him. I know 'conservatives' are apparently doing all they can to rewrite the intent and meaning of the Constitution with some of the bills that are currently in Congress but until then he is still innocent until proven guilty and judged by a group of his peers. Or do we just need to get away from trial by jury and leave it up to the uninformed opinion, based on no facts BTW, of LauraleeBraswell to decide if the man lives or dies? That'll be fair < /sarcasm>

Just let us know will ya?

15 posted on 02/11/2005 10:49:57 PM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: billbears


In 1964, the Klan was more than a bunch of idiots wearing white hoods.

They were a terrorist organisation.


16 posted on 02/11/2005 10:51:55 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell (Forgive Russia, Ignore Germany, Punish France - Condoleezza Rice)
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To: WKB


I've been watching this whole series on tv,
and voting in their poll. Have also written
an e-mail which I exoect will be read on air...lol.


17 posted on 02/11/2005 11:02:37 PM PST by onyx ("First you look to God, then to Fox News" -- Denny Crane, Republican...lol.)
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To: LauraleeBraswell
Hi Laura.
Don't be ignorant please.
Most accounts regarding '63-'67 Mississippi
have under gone a lot of revisionism. Some
events were unconscionable. Others have been
grossly exaggerated and embellished over the years.

Edgar Ray Killen was NOT "the Klan" but
Senator Byrd sure was "the Klan" in his day.
18 posted on 02/11/2005 11:08:24 PM PST by onyx ("First you look to God, then to Fox News" -- Denny Crane, Republican...lol.)
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To: onyx



Kind of like how 3 million Jews became 6 million Jews. No, I believe it.


19 posted on 02/11/2005 11:14:50 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell (Forgive Russia, Ignore Germany, Punish France - Condoleezza Rice)
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To: onyx

To be honest, that era was not
MS best moment.

I was there.

You are right in that there has
been a lot of revisionism.
However, you are wrong if you think
that none of it was true.

It can not be sluffed off.


20 posted on 02/11/2005 11:16:48 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: LauraleeBraswell


You're eighteen years old.
You've read about it.
I was there.
Lived in Memphis.


21 posted on 02/11/2005 11:34:31 PM PST by onyx ("First you look to God, then to Fox News" -- Denny Crane, Republican...lol.)
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To: dixiechick2000

MS was the hot bed. followed by Alabama.
I was in Clarkdale the day LBJ signed the
civil rights bill... remember the day CLEARLY:
July 2, 1964. I lived in Memphis.

Yes ugly times, but revisionism and political
ambitions are running rampant right now.

Too bad, but blacks have shown they're just as
low down and dirty when they have the chance: OJ Simpson jury.


22 posted on 02/11/2005 11:37:39 PM PST by onyx ("First you look to God, then to Fox News" -- Denny Crane, Republican...lol.)
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To: onyx

"Lived in Memphis."


I didn't know that.


23 posted on 02/11/2005 11:38:01 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Oh yeah.
Lived in Memphis all of '64
and part of '65. Went to Clarksdale
a LOT... wet county...lol.


24 posted on 02/11/2005 11:43:07 PM PST by onyx ("First you look to God, then to Fox News" -- Denny Crane, Republican...lol.)
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To: onyx

"Yes ugly times, but revisionism and political
ambitions are running rampant right now."

Absolutely right.

Sickening, however fascinating, to watch.


"Too bad, but blacks have shown they're just as
low down and dirty when they have the chance: OJ Simpson jury."


That was LA. And, the big cities. However, in small town
Southern America, there is a growing black middle class.

Please...try not to be so pessimistic.


25 posted on 02/11/2005 11:43:45 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
You and the MSM have already convicted this man so let's have a nice trial and then a good ole' fashioned hang'n! Yeeeee! HAaaaaaaaa!
26 posted on 02/11/2005 11:44:05 PM PST by fella
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To: dixiechick2000


I have black neighbors.
One family directly across the street,
and another family directly behind me.
They're definitely middle class and really
nice folks. We visit back and forth, and
went to Mardi Gras parade together. Nice
tight neighborhood. VERY HAPPY HERE.


27 posted on 02/11/2005 11:46:55 PM PST by onyx ("First you look to God, then to Fox News" -- Denny Crane, Republican...lol.)
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To: fella

If the MSM has their way it will be a rendition of the vaunted case "The Queen v Alice." Verdict first, trial later.


28 posted on 02/11/2005 11:49:51 PM PST by DaiHuy (Jesus is Lord.)
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To: LauraleeBraswell
In 1964, the Klan was more than a bunch of idiots wearing white hoods.

They were a terrorist organisation.

And they were all democrats, in fact back then if you wanted to be somebody in the dixiecrats you first had to be a member of the klan. After seeing what the welfare society imposed by the democrats has done to the Black community I have to conclude that they are still on the same track that they started out on in the 1840s.

29 posted on 02/11/2005 11:52:20 PM PST by fella
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To: onyx

THAT is what I'm talking about. ;o)

And, that is what is overlooked.
I lived in an integrated middle
class neighborhood in the late 70s.

People seem to equate ALL Southerners
with inner Atlanta, N'Awlins, Jackson,
Detroit, LA...

I'm glad you are so happy.
I wish I could be there.


30 posted on 02/11/2005 11:54:44 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: dixiechick2000

" ALL Southerners"

Well...I meant to say

ALL blacks.


31 posted on 02/11/2005 11:59:05 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: dixiechick2000
ALL our neighbors like adult beverages.
Husband and I drink iced tea... but nobody minds.

Looking forward to seeing you in June or whenever
you make your annual trip this year!
32 posted on 02/12/2005 12:00:26 AM PST by onyx ("First you look to God, then to Fox News" -- Denny Crane, Republican...lol.)
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To: onyx

Not sure when that will be yet.
But, thank you.


33 posted on 02/12/2005 12:02:06 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: onyx

They may not be wearing hoods anymore, but if you look at the way Condi Rice and Colin Powell have been treated, they sure haven't changed a whole lot since then.


34 posted on 02/12/2005 12:04:04 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel ("Senator, we can have this discussion in any way that you would like.")
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To: dixiechick2000

You need to meet the "lawyer" and the other guy too.
Both so nice and both are FUNNY. We can do a lunch meeting...lol.


35 posted on 02/12/2005 12:07:24 AM PST by onyx ("First you look to God, then to Fox News" -- Denny Crane, Republican...lol.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

EXCELLENT POINT!

Thank you.
You're so right.
Condi, Powell, Justice Thomas...
the ones who knock them, ought to
try to emulate them or at least respect
them for their achievements.


36 posted on 02/12/2005 12:10:04 AM PST by onyx ("First you look to God, then to Fox News" -- Denny Crane, Republican...lol.)
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To: onyx

"You need to meet the "lawyer" and the other guy too.
Both so nice and both are FUNNY. We can do a lunch meeting...lol."


I think I could use some "legal", and "other" advise.
Lunch would be great!

I have abolutely no doubt that those two are a "must meet".
And, you, as well. ;o)


37 posted on 02/12/2005 12:26:53 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: onyx

I enjoyed the Civil Rights Movement during the Summer of 1978 during the Memphis Fireman's strike. I was pulling duty with a National Guard Unit the weekend it erupted and got to see diversity at its finest. Just look at how Memphis has progressed since diversity has hit city hall and the county government.


38 posted on 02/12/2005 3:36:30 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: WKB

I am surprised nobody yet said, "Some people need Killen."


39 posted on 02/12/2005 3:52:11 AM PST by 8mmMauser (I slam Islam)
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To: LauraleeBraswell
Okey-dokey, I'm going to take the opinion of an 18 year old living in New York as the end all gospel of what the Klan was here in the South. What do I know? I've only lived in the South all my life. You're right Laura, let's start guilt by association, even far reaching association, on every crime that's ever been committed. Heck, let's round up the politicians from the state that knew these things were going on. Don't know if they're guilty or not, but better safe than sorry, right? Let's judge 'em before they even get a trial. They don't even need a trial because Laura decides who is and who is not guilty. Look on the bright side though. With views like that, refusing to look at evidence before even making a decision, you'll never have to worry about being on a jury.

I see them as nothing more than idiots with wrong views wearing white hoods. Terrorist organization? Bit of a hyperbole wouldn't you say?

40 posted on 02/12/2005 6:10:48 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: billbears



Well, the Klan did terrorize blacks.

I just meant that in a response to the "He's too old now."


41 posted on 02/12/2005 6:13:53 AM PST by LauraleeBraswell (Forgive Russia, Ignore Germany, Punish France - Condoleezza Rice)
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To: LauraleeBraswell
Well, the Klan did terrorize blacks.

Of course they did. As gangs do to other groups today. Should we find every gang member whether or not they just joined their group and charge them with every crime committed by other group members whether or not they were involved? By your standard, it's going to be quite easy to do it. Rule of law? Heck, we can't let the rule of law get in the way. We've got too many people to prosecute!! You're going to be locking up a whole lot of people that way, unfairly at that. But heck, as you said, even though there's no evidence that you have personally seen and even though you are not on the jury to be able to see that evidence let's just go off what the media reports and make 'the rest of his fleeting life should be made miserable, just to prepare him for hell.'

Yep, that's justice alright....

42 posted on 02/12/2005 6:40:46 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: billbears


I didn't say that.

I meant it in the context of responding to those who felt someone who commited a crime years ago is too old to be prosecuted.

And you have a point that I am fully taking to heart.


43 posted on 02/12/2005 6:57:20 AM PST by LauraleeBraswell (Forgive Russia, Ignore Germany, Punish France - Condoleezza Rice)
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To: billbears

Hyperbole?

Tell that to Emmett Till, the 4 girls in the church, and Medgar Evers.

BTW, Tim McVeigh was a Klansman. I suppose blowing up the Murrah Bldg. wasn't a terrorist attack?

Eric Rudolph was a Klansman, too. he set off almost as many explosions as una-bomber Ted Koszynski


44 posted on 02/12/2005 7:23:16 AM PST by Chef Dajuan (this ain't rocket science, you know. so use your knob! -emeril lagasse)
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To: billbears

"As gangs do to other groups today. Should we find every gang member whether or not they just joined their group and charge them with every crime committed by other group members whether or not they were involved?"

___________________________

We already do, its called RICO and its been around for almost 30 years.


45 posted on 02/12/2005 7:24:39 AM PST by Chef Dajuan (this ain't rocket science, you know. so use your knob! -emeril lagasse)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
what can you really do to an 80 year old man.

You can make the last remaining years of his life miserable and make him spend his heir's inheritance on lawyer's fees.

It is not much but it is something. It is true, justice delayed is justice denied.
46 posted on 02/12/2005 7:33:53 AM PST by redheadtoo
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To: Chef Dajuan
We already do, its called RICO and its been around for almost 30 years.

That's the big government 'conservative' spirit!!!

Not surprisingly, RICO ultimately came to be the ultimate weapon that federal prosecutors could use against individuals and business owners who decidedly were not part of "organized crime," but the provisions of the law are so powerful that a RICO indictment almost guarantees a conviction of some sort. (And, surprise, surprise, the ACLU itself dropped its official aversion to RICO after pro-abortion groups successfully used the civil portion of RICO to win huge monetary judgments from groups protesting abortion.)

Washington Is a Sledgehammer; We Are Nails

But there are plenty of documented incidents where RICO has been misused and not under the original intent. But we all know 'conservatives' don't care

47 posted on 02/12/2005 7:53:29 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: billbears

I wans't saying I was for it or against it, just that its already there.


48 posted on 02/12/2005 7:54:59 AM PST by Chef Dajuan (this ain't rocket science, you know. so use your knob! -emeril lagasse)
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To: LauraleeBraswell
I didn't say that.

Oh but you did say it. Right here in Post 8

I meant it in the context of responding to those who felt someone who commited a crime years ago is too old to be prosecuted.

So in the next sentence you admit you said it but in a different context? Tell us dear. How exactly should we take it if that is the only statement you made in that post without seeing any of the evidence or knowing the full details of the crime?

And you have a point that I am fully taking to heart.

That's more than evident and it's clouded your judgement on two wrongs don't make a right. If he is convicted fairly in criminal court, he should face the fullest punishment available to the courts. But to dismiss his alibi out of hand because you may not like him and he belonged to a group that neither of us agree with is not only foolish, it is wrong.

49 posted on 02/12/2005 7:58:40 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: WKB

Like the Nazi officer at the war crimes trial; "I neffer killed anyvun, I vas only giffing orders!"


50 posted on 02/12/2005 8:09:45 AM PST by JimRed (Investigate, overturn and prosecute vote fraud in the State of Washington !)
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