Supposed "suicide" challenged by NAACP as a typical lynching in the U.S. South

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  1. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    Southern trees bear strange fruit, still.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-12-06-suicide-mississippi_N.htm

    No suicide here, in my opinion.
     
  2. Issaccs

    Issaccs Well-Known Member

    Yes because a mentally challenged man hanging himself is just so implausible.
     
  3. Bob26003

    Bob26003 Well-Known Member

    Why are you so eager to write this off? Trying to provide cover for southern racist douches?

    You act as if these types of hate crimes are a fairy tale.
     
  4. Issaccs

    Issaccs Well-Known Member

    Because if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck I'm not eager to jump into a ridiculous conspiracy based on someone saying "Oh he would never do that" and regional paranoia.
    When a loved one hurts themselves, its much easier to blame others than say "Shit, how did we not notice".
     
  5. Zurkhardo

    Zurkhardo Well-Known Member

    I second that. While it's not hard to believe that this individual could've been the victim of a bigoted attack, suicide can't be so readily dismissed, especially considering his apparent state of mind. Frankly, I'm waiting until more evidence emerges.
     
  6. A1231988

    A1231988 Well-Known Member

    I agree with this.
     
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