""Edgar Ray Killen, the reputed Klansman accused of killing three civil rights workers""
He was in the Klan.
posted on 02/11/2005 10:34:11 PM PST
(Forgive Russia, Ignore Germany, Punish France - Condoleezza Rice)
Main Entry: reputed
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.
posted on 02/11/2005 10:49:54 PM PST
(President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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?
posted on 02/11/2005 10:49:57 PM PST
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.
posted on 02/11/2005 11:08:24 PM PST
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