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"edgar ray killen" Discussed on Today in True Crime
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"edgar ray killen" Discussed on Scene On Radio
"On June twenty first the day after the first northern volunteers arrived in Mississippi. Three young civil rights workers disappeared after being pulled over by a sheriff's deputy near the small town of Philadelphia. One of the men was James. Chaney twenty year old Black Mississippians and a staff member with core the Congress of racial equality his mother Fannie Lee Chaney was interviewed in nineteen sixty five. Well I knew it was something had happened too much. I because I didn't care where he went. He tell me where he goes home and when he gets there if he didn't write me a letter Call me if he were just going to be going for a few days he would always call them and say. I'd be signature time on my own my way or something like that. But at all Edmund at Sunday night and then Monday I mean I just knew it was something wrong. He was software where you can get in touch with unlike Herbert Leigh and Lewis Allen and other black mississippians whose murders went unreported outside. The St James Chaney was traveling with two young white men from New York fellow. Core Staff member Michael Sh- Werner and summer volunteer Andrew Goodman the federal response. This time led Mississippi Governor Paul Johnson to hold a press conference but job offer two hundred Marines eight helicopters to join in the search for pre civil rights workers. Missing is due to survive to me. The bodies of the three young men were found six weeks later. Buried under a Red Clay Damn Mississippi authorities failed to indict anyone for the killings. The federal government eventually convicted seven white men in nineteen sixty seven including Nashoba county. Sheriff's deputy see-saw price. None of those men served more than six years in prison. Another clan leader involved in the murders. Edgar Ray killen was convicted forty one years later in two thousand five. He died in prison.
"edgar ray killen" Discussed on The Current
"Of the peace was on there. Were some another man that act became known as the Mississippi? Burning case it's the story that starts yearbook. Remind us what happened. Well So James Shaney Mickey Sh- Werner Andy Goodman were all. There were three civil rights activists. Andy just come down As a part of freedom summer which is about a thousand college students around Around the US they came down. Were part of that freedom. Summer will andy was one of those from New York City and Mickey was from New York City. James Shannon was from MISSISSIPPI WHO HAPPEN TO BE AFRICAN AMERICAN. So they were all. They went to go investigate a church fire. There was a black church in show candidate was burned to the ground by the clan and members also beaten because they thought there might be civil rights workers there and so fast forward they show up on June twenty-first just five days later of nine hundred. Sixty four to investigate. They interviewed Church members and as they're trying to basically go through town to get back to Meridian. They're arrested on. Just you know. Basically trumped up charges and by the deputy sheriff so price who was in decline and then release that night in darkness into the hands of Wedding Klansman who take them out and basically summarily execute them on a country road somewhere. Yeah it rock cut. Road is the name of the road That they were introduced remote area and shot to death and then buried fifteen feet down earthen dam and their bodies weren't found for forty four days really a miracle wherever they were found. You hear that description of of Jaeger. Hoover talking about the web of people who are connected with that was he right in saying that everybody was in on it in many ways. I think he's right. He's right and I think the other thing to remember back in these days you know. The clan purpose recruited from law enforcement and so a lot of law enforcement in Mississippi were in were members of the clan. And so maybe you would think in terms of going to law enforcement about problems like this. All the problem in this situation is law enforcement was the problem and they were. They were the clan. So does that explain what happens in in in the trial for these three murders if everybody knew and if they had all those different connections is at explain why the trial bat trial was a sham? Will I mean you had a federal trial on a conspiracy charges of deprive civil rights So you did have seven convictions. But the rest of the eighteen clansman walked it was just a it was very difficult in nosed as for historically all white juries. Never convicted Did did you know if it involves a someone? African American just didn't convict this obviously involved both But did they. That was the state. Didn't even bring murder charges. I mean that was the other part of Just couldn't wrap my head around that. How how did twenty clansman get away with a triple murder? You know. And there's wasn't the will of the state to actually pursue it in because the people that would have been responsible for putting the case together? Were the suspects. You know what I mean so it was a difficult situation and and then there was You know they just didn't they just weren't able to convict. Hardly any of them. So who is still walked? Who is the man who is behind this? Who is who is the person who is ultimately responsible for this will. Sam bowers was head of the clan and he ordered the killings of of Schreiner and then the guy kind of orchestrated the killings of the three civil rights. Workers was a guy by the name of Edgar Ray Killen Or sees no locally preacher Killin and preacher killing walked away. He had never been convicted of federal charges. And what led me back to Agra. Killing was there was interviewed. The bowers gave Sam bowers. Who never talked to the press never gave an interview gave an interview the Mississippi Department of Archives and history but it was sealed until he was dead. Swab developed sources. Who basically leaked me that interview and in the interview he talked about he as he put it. He was quite delighted to be convicted. And have the main instigator entire fair. Walkout the core of Freeman and was referring to Agra killed so that I wrote about that. Obviously an interview decorate killing and They reopened the case at that point. What else happens in that case so? He ended up being convicted on June twenty-first exact anniversary of the killings in two thousand. And Five. The way that you go about getting information to help build these stories. I mean it's cloak and dagger doesn't do it justice you're meeting people in dark roads and they won't turn the light on because they don't WanNa be Complicit in in what you're doing what did that tell you about how difficult it is to get the truth and stories like this. What is it is tough to get the truth because it people don't want to tell you sometimes they're scared sometimes they purposely. Don't WanNa tell because they are trying to conceal it from other people. You know Though thirties from knowing and in some people were been scared legitimately and they're able to come forward maybe decades later that you know they were scared to come forward in in sixties nineteen sixty four is a long time ago and there. Are you hear this from people a lot of complaints? That you're stirring up the past that this is over and done with that this is this is something that doesn't need to be reexamined when you hear when you heard that from people. What was your reaction? Well I mean really the ultimate argument my mind and I ended up having discussion in this is in the book with with one person about this And not let me share that when it was kind of interesting because she said her own daughter had been murdered she was complaining about my coverage and she mentioned her own daughter had been murdered. I was like Oh. That's awful in what happened. Was Killer ever prosecuted? She said yes but the jury acquitted him and she says. I don't know why these families to the three civil rights workers can't let go because I can let it go and I asked her will. If this guy the guy killed your daughter could be prosecuted again. Would you want that? And she said absolutely unwanted right now said. Why don't you think these other families feel the same way and I just think people don't connect that you know. I think that's part of the problem and I always try to say that if you know if it was your son or daughter how would you feel? How much has the south changed in? Those decades. Always Change Salat But we had so far to go. I think there's still a lot of room for improvement. You know in in race relations in south and really in America today period. Do you see you end the book talking about Charleston and other examples of of domestic Terrorism in the United States. Do you see the hints shadows of the Nineteen Sixties. When you take a look at what's going on in the US today when it comes to hate groups no question and really you know before people hate fear and that's really what's going on right now. There's a lot of rhetoric Fear fear mongering. I don't know what you would call it. And there's a lot of political rhetoric right now is being driven by fear which is unfortunate and We'll give a quick example. Is Sale Paso Twenty? Two people were killed. Dozens were injured. The man who did it drove course drove from the Dallas area all the way to El Paso and he. He said he was doing to stop an invasion. That's the exact language that the Ku Klux Klan used in the spring of nineteen sixty four in getting ready for freedom summer that they were worried about an invasion invasion of these civil rights workers. Absolutely this is some book Jerry. It's great to talk to you about it. Well thanks appreciate appreciate thank you so much. Thank you Jerry. Mitchell's new book is called Race Against Time. Reporter reopens the unsolved murder cases of the civil rights era for more. Cbc PODCASTS GO TO CBC DOT CA slash podcasts..
"edgar ray killen" Discussed on Post Reports
"Hi there this is Jeff fifty years ago. The Rolling Stones Headline Two free concert that ended in chaos violence and death. It was called out to Ma. I spent at the last eight months reporting on it to try to understand what it meant and why everything went so wrong. I talked to everybody could from Keith Richards. To The guy who built the three foot that stage you can listen to the story. Now on the all told podcast get it at washingtonpost dot com slash podcast. Or wherever. You listen to podcasts. I from the newsroom of the Washington Post. Hey it's Ross Helderman in the post in this is post reports Martine powers. It's Friday November twenty ninth today the complicated life of a black activist and how he he came to take control of the Neo Nazi. What have you been investigating the strangest story I've ever worked on? It started out as this tale that came across my desk back in March about this black activists from California. It seemed to have taken over a neo. Nazi group in Michigan. Katie Mettler is a general assignment reporter for the Post and back in March. She published her. I story about this black activist. A guy named James Sturm almost immediately the story went viral. Tonight a black man is. That's right the black man. Now heading up Neo Nazi party. He got shout outs. On Cable Television Duve Rene was tweeting about it. He got compared urge to the real black KLANSMAN. Basically I get a phone call from a man named Jeff School he convinced Jeff skew the longtime commander of the National Socialist Movement to me to sign over the organization. He's this is yours. And my first question was around Las Ause Morris like how. How did this happen? How also let's just go back for a second? Who is James Stern like? Who is this guy this this whole thing? James Stern has always been an enigma to me. He's this guy who spent his life eighth as a community activist as a preacher as a civil rights advocate. He did a lot of work in his community to make it better in his early early years. His Twenties and thirties he worked on a lot of community activism efforts in the South La Community. He helped organize gang summits summits between the bloods and the CRIPS. Do I have to come up with sitting. It's GonNa love each other and ready to the United this serious bug. It's something and after a young girl was shot and killed by a Korean grocery store owner. We'll Tasha Harlan's what shot and killed old by a merchant in south central Los Angeles. There is a lot of unrest and he helped to organize summits between creon grocery store owners and their black neighbors but along the way he was also a bit of an opportunist. He would be accused of doing things just to get in the media media spotlight. He would get himself caught up in criminal activity sometimes. He was convicted of fraud. Odd when I first wrote that first story I google his name and I see articles that pop up saying actually this is not the first time he has won over a white supremacist. He did this before in Mississippi in prison to at Greg Killin. One of the most notorious KKK leaders in the country's history. So there had been another time where he had befriended a white supremacist. And you got something from them. So while he was in California he was in charge of an organization that supported Barbara's and hairstyles and he according to law enforcement obtained legally a list of Barbara's and hairstyles in the state of Mississippi and then use that information nation to defraud them and that got him sent to prison in Mississippi at Parchman farm which is one of the most notorious prisons in the country and meanwhile a man named Edgar Ray killen one of the most notorious Klansmen in the history of the country has also landed in the same cell. Oh block at Parchman farm in Mississippi. That's wild truly wild. When he realized who he was sharing a cell block with What was his reaction into that? James says that that Edgar you know called him the N.. Word almost every day was generally disrespectful to him. But also James has this special gift aft of relating to just about anybody and so James tells the story of this one moment where the other inmates in their cellblock were her attempting to put things. You don't want in your food in your food. And he interfered and stood up for Edgar and the way James describes it that didn't necessarily necessarilly pan out too well for him in the long run in terms of the other people in the Selbach but it made Edgar Trust Him. So how did the relationship between James Stern and killing start to develop Edgar would start to tell James Stories about his wife and passed now a lot of that we were not able to independently independently cooperate with our reporting but according to James. That's how the friendship started. And James says that while he was imprisoned someone who knew about Edgar's past and about the effort in the state to figure out the secrets of the clans involvement in lynchings and murders over the decades. Said if you don't write this down no one's going to believe you. And so James says that he went to Edgar and eventually convinced him to start writing adding these things down in letters that he then gave to James so he has these letters and then what does he do with them. So James Leaves Leaves Prison in two thousand eleven and almost immediately takes these letters in the information that he has learned from Killin to the press. It's hard to believe that convicted member of the KKK would tell his story to a black man interviewed by local TV journalists. No one he's telling me these things already knew. No one's GonNa believe me us. Oh as ager I said. Do you want your thoughts to get out there. I says you got to write this stuff down and very quickly catches the eye of people in Hollywood people are saying that your motivation book deals movie deals. It would be a crime not got to actually have a book that actually give the rest of the details of the man himself than period wasn't himself killer almost immediately agree. Killings family comes out and denies than any of this happened. They call the letters of fraud. They say that James took advantage of Edgar Allan in prison. And when you were talking to James About this James feel like he was doing a public. Good by getting this person's story story and trying to publicize some of the really terrible things that disc- Lanzmann had done. I think that James saw this as part of his history history of working towards racial reconciliation in the world not just racial reconciliation but reconciliation between warring groups right he worked with the bloods and the CRIPS and L. Away and here he is in Mississippi. A black man befriending a notorious clansmen.
"edgar ray killen" Discussed on KCBS All News
"San Mateo county human services employees are planning to walk off the job, Tuesday and Wednesday the human services unit with the American federation of state county and municipal employees is the only unit out of eleven that did not ratify new contract last month. San Mateo county says it plans to maintain essential services during the strike, but may close some locations and centralized services. Not know how many employees will take part in the strike or how many facilities will be affected some of those employees work for the San Mateo county sheriff's department others for the district attorney's office, the longtime leader of the Neo Nazi group. National socialist movement quietly stepped down this year and handed the rain. Over to James heart stern change. In leadership has stunned the white nationalist groups members and people who've study hate groups because stern a black man is an anti-racist activists who infiltrated the group with the goal of educating its members Washington Post reporter, Katie Mettler reported on stern stunning trajectory and spoke to KCBS anchor. Melissa Colorado's about how he pulled it off. This story is somewhat fascinating on so many levels. Not the least of which that the leader of the national socialist movement who step down now is speaking. But let's begin with James stern the black man who now apparently is at the reins of this organization. Tell us a little bit about him. This is not the first time. He's done something. Like this. We understand. I think so much for having me I'm excited to talk about the story. It is an interesting tale at James heart stern is definitely an interesting person. He is from California originally, and he does have a criminal record, and and he's sort of began his efforts of racial reconciliation when he was cellmate in in prison in Mississippi with the former KKK grand wizard. Edgar Ray Killen and stern claims that at during their time together, they developed a friendship in jail and somewhere along the line killing signed over his his power attorney to James stern. And with that power. James stern says that he dissolved the KKK chapter in Mississippi that that killing ran, and so that was his first that was his first work sort of doing doing sort of infiltration. I guess you can call it. All right. And so what has happened now with the national socialist movement? How did he become the head of it? And what does he what did he tell you? He plans to do. Yeah. So what he told me he was at after he got out of prison in Mississippi. He went back to California. And and the the way that the two men met each other is up for debate stern and show the the former president of the national socialist movement they have different versions of events. But but really how how how they came to know each other. What's through Edgar Ray Killen who they both say stern talked talked about Jeff show while they were in prison. And so when he got out Jeff show and James stern made contact with one another and planned a racial relations stomach in California show came out, and they that black leaders from NWEA CPA and other black organization that would stern and show brought representatives from his group, and they talked about how they can work together to. Prevent violence and things like that. And and out of that moment, I'm both men say that they kept in contact over the last four or five years stern said that they talked regularly and often at that show can fight it enhanced about the troubles within his organization shops version of events is a bit different. He says they they talked more sporadically. But, but it all lead up to what has happened in the last month, or so where stern says that show wanting to get out of a lawsuit that the group is facing over the unite the right rally that happened in Charlottesville Virginia a few years back wanting to get out of that relationship and wanting to cut ties with you organization, he signed it over to James stern. Interesting story that was Washington Post reporter, Katie Mettler, KCBS news time, twelve thirty seven..
"edgar ray killen" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Six nine AM seven forty KCBS KCBS news time ten twenty. Well, the longtime leader of the Neo Nazi group. National socialist movement quietly stepped down earlier this year and handed the reins over to James heart stern now that change in leadership has stunned the white nationalist groups members and people who study hate groups because stern a black. Man is an anti-racist activists who infiltrated the group at the goal. He says of educating its members Washington Post reporter, Katie Mettler wrote about stern stunning trajectory for the paper and joins us now on the KCBS ring central Newsline. Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to talk to us. This story is somewhat fascinating on so many levels. Not the least of which that the leader of the national socialist movement who stepped down now is speaking. But let's begin with James stern the black man who now apparently is at the reins of this organization. Tell us a little bit about him. This is not the first time. He's done something. Like this. We understand. I think so much for having me I'm excited to talk about the story. It is an interesting tale. James heart stern is definitely an interesting person. He is from California originally, and he does have a criminal record, and and he's sort of began his efforts of racial reconciliation when he was cellmate in in prison in Mississippi with the former KKK grand wizard. Edgar Ray Killen and stern claims that at during their time together, they developed a friendship in jail and somewhere along the line killing signed over his his power of attorney to James stern. And and with that power James stern says that he dissolved the KKK chapter in Mississippi that that killing ran, and so that was his first that was his first work sort of doing doing this sort of infiltration, I guess you can call it. Art. And so what has happened now with the national socialist movement? How did he become the head of it? And what does he what did he tell you? He plans to do. Yeah. So what he told me he was at after he got out of prison in Mississippi. He went back to California. And and the the the way that the two men met each other is up for debate stern and shope the former president of the national socialist movement they have different versions of events. But but really how how how they came to know each other. What's through Edgar Ray Killen who they both say stern talked talked to you about Jeff show while they were in prison. And so when he got out Jeff show, and and James stern made contact with one another and planned a racial relations summit in California show came out, and they that black leaders from NWEA CPA and other black organizations met with stern and show brought representatives from his group, and they talked about how they can work together to. Prevent violence and things like that. And and and out of that moment, both men say that they kept in contact over the last four or five years stern says that they talked regularly and often at that show confided in him about the troubles within his organization Shopes version of events is a bit different. He says they talked more sporadically. But, but it all lead up to what has happened in the last month, or so where stern says that show wanting to get out of a lawsuit that the group is facing over the unite the right rally that happened in Charlottesville Virginia a few years back wanting to get out of that relationship and wanting to cut ties with the organization he signed it over to James stern. Now, the two are feuding a bit because show feels like stern manipulated him and got him to sign the organization over under false pretenses, but stern claims he was above four the whole time and that. His intentions were clear. All right. So now that the organization has been signed over what disturned intend to do. It sounds like he has some some plans that may be the membership wouldn't necessarily have thought of themselves to put a tip. It's sort of diplomatically. Yes. So what stern has told me? And that it's still evolving. They're still a lot of legal uncertainty surrounding everything. And and shope says is saying that stern doesn't really have control of much at all. But but stern claims he has control of the social media accounts. You have control the website, and he intends to sort of repurpose the website, the the national socialist movement website, which gets millions of viewers a year as a space for holocaust sort of history lessons to educate. Does it do these white supremacists? He's white nationalist on the holocaust and the history of that event. And so he he says he's open to suggestions from Jewish leaders and is still really. Formulating those plans there's a lot to work out between now and when that can happen, but but that's his goal. All right. Well, we thank you so much for taking a few minutes to talk to us. Fascinating story one that we might be hearing more from time goes on that's Katie Mettler. She is a Washington Post reporter KCBS news time ten twenty five years the money watch now with Dan Miller on business. There's a new type of vacation rolling through. And it's going to need a side of salt and lime. I'm Brian ban. Miller on business Jose Cuervo. Everyone's favourite college friend is launching a new train ride called Jose Cuervo express. It takes guests on a round trip luxury ride from Guadalajara, Mexico, tequila, Mexico. The birthplace of the beverage the train takes passengers through the blue Ave fields that makes tequila in route to the city of the same name..
"edgar ray killen" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE
"Marathon fueling the American spirit Welcome back to Jim, Bohannon show with our guest David veto a research fellow at the independent institute and professor of history. At, the university, of Alabama Tuscaloosa Abby co, author, of TRM Howard. Doctor. Entrepreneur and civil rights pioneer we're talking about a reopening of the Emmett till murder case yes of the sixty three years ago now Clearly as you note witnesses potential, defendants in, the like in many cases, dead, this is a. Test. Of the Justice department charge of investigating long ago burgers that are thought to have been racially motivated. And The. Justice department in, the, last ten, years it's efforts led to five, successful prosecutions glue that of, Edgar Ray Killen involved in the murders of the three. Civil rights workers in the Mississippi who died in prison this past year, that. Of course was the subject of the movie Mississippi burning starring Gene Hackman which some of you may have seen over the years So the last. Successful prosecution came eight years ago when a former Alabama, state trooper was convicted of manslaughter for the killing of one Jimmy Lee Jackson or protesters debt led to the Selma to Montgomery March again to the extent that that. That the law, still applies that's fine and good in the case, of murder I don't suppose, that there is ever a statute of limitations is there Now I'm not a lawyer but no I don't I don't believe there then again there's also the the other. Notion that there are federal civil rights laws involved here that. In fact it would be quite possible to be tried twice in one of these cases once for the state law of committing murder and once, for the federal law involving the violation of someone's civil rights. And, I believe the courts have held that such trials are. For two different crimes. And therefore do not constitute. Double jeopardy that's as I recall my memory of the reading. Of this So in other words it's not an academic exercise, our actor things that presumably. Can be done in the in these cases there would potentially be a, lot of cases out there of course we're talking like, you said, about a sixty, three year, old case in in that particular case only know, one person that could, be prosecuted, all the. Law enforcement people are. Gone and, again there was a cover up you know there were there were employees black employees of milem and, Brian who were involved in the crime they were pretty much compelled to participate my wife and I interviewed one of them before he died but they're all gone now and you know the people. That covered up are pretty much all gone but there are many sort of read more recent cases you know in the. Sixties for example where a lot of people still are around So the so this evidence continuing and again the the pickings, as you might expect are so much slim but nonetheless, have been, some cases Mitch, factor there, have been a successful reopening the Justice department Had this new inquiry first reported by the Associated. Press last began a significant rule of the review of the till case fourteen years ago prosecutors audibly determined, that the statute of limitations let, them without. Any charges they could pursue in, a federal court Be FBI still conducted an inquiry which included an exclamation, of the emit immortals body from an Illinois cemetery for about two years to settle whether there were any state crimes that could still. Be prosecuted I I'm, not sure other than than murder I'm not sure what crimes we could be talking about. Here and it was interesting that prosecutors determined that. The statute of limitations had left without any charges they could pursue in a federal court if I'm not mistaken anybody involved in this had. Already been tried for murder in a state court and acquitted and of course any retrial would be double jeopardy If there's no federal Charge that that is, still around since obviously then statutes of limitations apply to the the civil rights laws that that we discussed a second ago while I find. This of academic interest I'm not quite sure where the FBI is looking. Into this at all, you do have, Caroline like, I said Brian Dunham and. She. Was never tried okay so that would be a? Case you, could bring I I unless we get a confession from her. Or something like that I think, that that extremely unlikely but I suppose it's a possibility and it's probably the main reason they reopened, this investigation I would I would guess, in, that particular case again this is a case of of Justice delayed beyond the point of of of reasonably getting, anything done and well I suppose it makes. Us all feel better the. Something is being, investigated, I must say frankly given the, circumstances we've discussed tonight I'm not sure that I find this to be Particularly efficient use of limited federal resources your thoughts I, tend to agree with you I think there are a lot of cases that are you know where you do have some you know you, you do have some potential I just don't see it here I think. It may be was, a spur of, the moment, decision maybe somebody read Timothy. Tyson's. Which again now questions have been called about what? He but, he found in that book and said oh okay we have. A confession here let's go after, this case well turns out they really did so I think somebody maybe didn't think to think this, through I understand why they're doing it, I, just think that that's the target is not the best target it this late day are there any state investigations, that that go back this far in any. Any part of the country. That that try, to, look at at circumstances that were, improperly handled at the time or is this strictly As far as you? Know a federal effort I. Don't know then he stayed investigations going on, certainly there, are cases going back even further but, you you, have to look at examples, like you, know holocaust guy now that's being you know ninety five year old that's. Being sent back, to Germany to, be tried so you know it does happen. But I can't think of any state investigations go to go, back that far The the circumstances of course of the. The, till, case I suppose we're we're instrumental given that it was nineteen fifty five and of course I I don't recall if this was before or after the. Montgomery Alabama bus boycott which really vaulted, Dr Martin Luther King junior to national prominence. Do you recall there two are linked together, Dr TRM Howard, we talked about last, time was a prominent civil rights bigger in Mississippi well anyway he went on. A national speaking tour only. Three days after the jury's acquittal he predicted. That, it, was going to. Be an acquittal in ROY Wilkins. The n. w. c. p. basically said I, want you, to go around the country he was, getting crowds, and cities like Baltimore Madison, Square Garden, ten twenty thousand people bigger crowds than anyone really had gotten in recent. Memory for a, civil rights 'cause, it was building up a lot of pressure. Was attacking the FBI well anyway A lesser known part of it tour was. In November twenty, seventh nineteen fifty five in Montgomery Alabama, and his host, was Martin Luther King then unknown nationally Rosa Parks. Was in the, audience, and three days later Rosa Parks refused to her seat she, made quite clear, that the reason she refused to give up her seat was. She was thinking of? Emmett till well Howard speech. Only three days before that had been the focus that had been the first event. Montgomerie, to, really focus on that issue so they the the issues you know the till case I think you can find it pretty clear link to the Montgomery. Bus boycott and of course then the, decision was to organize a movement around Rosa. Parks action and king was chosen to head, that we're going, to come back and, talk more about that with our guest David Beethoven again he's the author of. TRM Howard will reintroduce you. To him as well and be back in a, moment If you have freedom of speech My concern is sucker minnows talks.
"edgar ray killen" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Welcome back to Jim Bohannon show with our guest David Beethoven research fellow at. The, dependent institute and a professor of history at the university of Alabama. Tuscaloosa Abby co author of TRM Howard doctor entrepreneur and civil rights pioneer we're talking about a reopening of, the Emmett. Till murder case. Yes, of, the, sixty three, years, ago Now Clearly as you note witnesses potential defendants in the like in many, cases dead this is A test of the Justice department charge of investigating long ago murders that are thought to have been, racially, motivated and The Justice department, in the last ten years it's efforts led to five successful prosecutions glued that. Of Edgar Ray, Killen involved in me murders of the three civil, rights workers in the Mississippi, who died in prison this past year that of course, was the subject of the movie Mississippi burning starring Gene Hackman, which some of you may have seen over the years So the last. Successful prosecution came eight years ago when a former Alabama, state trooper was convicted of manslaughter for the killing of one Jimmy Lee Jackson a protesters, death led to the Selma to Montgomery March again to the extent that that. That the law, still applies that's fine and good in the case, of murder I don't suppose, that there is ever a statute of limitations is there Now I'm not a lawyer but no I don't I don't believe there then again there's also the the other. Notion that there are federal civil rights laws involved here that in. Fact it would be quite possible to be tried twice in one of these cases once for the state law of committing murder and once for, the, federal law involving the violation of someone's civil rights and. I, believe the courts have held that such trials are for. Two different crimes and. Therefore do not constitute double. Jeopardy that's as I recall my my memory of the reading. Of this So in other words it's, not an academic exercise our actor things that presumably can be done in the in these cases there would potentially be a lot of cases out there of course we're talking like you said about. A sixty three year old case and in that particular case I only know one person that potentially could be all the. Law enforcement people are gone and again there was a cover up You know there were. There were employees black, employees of milem and Brian. Who were involved in the crime they were pretty much compelled to participate, my wife and I interviewed one before he died but. They're all, gone now, and you know the people are covered up are pretty. Much all gone but there, are many sort of read more recent cases you know in the sixties for example where. A lot, of people still are around So the evidence continuing and again the the picking, as you might expect are somewhat slim but nonetheless have, been some, cases Mitch in, fact there, have been a successful reopening the Justice department Had this new inquiry first reported by the Associated Press last. Began a significant rule of the review of the till case forty years ago prosecutors ultimately, determined that the statute of limitations, let. Them with, any charges they could pursue in a federal court Be FBI conducted an inquiry which included an, exclamation of the immortals body from an Illinois cemetery for about two years to settle whether there were any state crimes that could still. Be prosecuted I I'm. Not sure other than than murder I'm not sure what crimes we could be talking about here and it was interesting. That prosecutors determined that the statute of limitations had left without any charges they could pursue in a federal court If I'm not mistaken anybody involved, in this had already been tried for murder in a state court and acquitted and of course in the retrial would be double jeopardy If there's no federal Charge that that is, still around since obviously the statute of limitations apply to the the civil rights laws that that we discussed second ago while I find, this of academic interest I'm not quite sure why the FBI is looking. Into this at all Well you do have Caroline like I said Brian Dunham and she was never, tried that would be case you could bring I I unless we get a confession, from her or something like that I think that that extremely unlikely but I suppose it's a possibility and it's probably the main reason, they reopened this investigation I would I would guess in that particular case Again this. Is a case of Justice delayed beyond the point of of of reasonably getting anything done and, while I suppose, it makes us all feel. Better that something is being investigated. I must say frankly given the circumstances we've discussed tonight I'm not. Sure that I find this to, be a, particularly efficient use of limited federal resources your thoughts I tend to agree with you I, think, there, are a lot of cases. That are. You know where you do have some you know. You you do have some potential I just don't see. It here I think it may. Be, was a spur of, the moment decision, maybe somebody, read Timothy Tyson sports which. Again now questions have been called about. What he, but he found in that book and said oh okay we. Have a confession here let's go, after this case Lau turns out they really did I think somebody maybe didn't think to think this, through I understand why they're doing it I just think. That that's the target is not, the best, target at this late day are there any state investigations that go back this far in, any, any, part of the country that. That tried. To look at at circumstances that were improperly handled. At the time or is this strictly as far as. You know a a federal effort I don't know of? Any state investigations going on certainly there are cases, going back even further You know but you you have to look at examples like you know holocaust. Guy now that's, being ninety five, year old that's being sent back to Germany. To be tried so you know. It does happen but I can't think of any. State investigations go to go back that far The the circumstances of course of the? Till. Case I suppose we're we're instrumental given that it was nineteen fifty five and of, course I I don't recall if this was before or after the Montgomery Alabama bus boycott which really vaulted Dr Martin Luther King junior to national prominence. Do you recall the two are linked, together Dr TRM Howard we talked about last. Time was a prominent civil rights figuring Mississippi, anyway he went, on a, national speaking tour only three days after the jury's acquittal he predicted that it was going to be. An acquittal in ROY Wilkins. The n. w. c. p. who said I want, you, to go, around the, country he was getting crowds and cities, like Baltimore, Madison Square Garden you know ten twenty thousand people bigger crowds than anyone really had gotten in recent. Memory for a civil rights 'cause, it was building up a lot of pressure. Was attacking the FBI well anyway A lesser known part of it tour was. In November twenty, seventh nineteen fifty five in Montgomery. Alabama and his, host was Martin Luther King then unknown nationally Rosa. Parks was in, the, audience and three days later Rosa Parks refused to per seat, she made quite, clear that the reason she refused to give up her seat. Was she was thinking of Emmett till well? Howard. Speech only three days before that had been the focus dad had been the first, event Montgomerie to really focus on that issue so they the issues you know. The till case I think you can find a pretty clear link to. The Montgomery bus boycott and of course, then the decision was to organize a move. Around Rosa Parks action and king was chosen, to head that, we're going, to come back and talk more about that with our guest David beta again he's the author of. TRM Howard will reintroduce you. To him as well and be back in a, moment Laura Ingram idea of, apologizing apologize say something incorrect on the other side is trying to racial is something they should issue the apology I. Would demand. That, Andrew gillum and all these people should apologize Laura Ingram until two on news and information five.
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"Vh it's june twenty first two thousand eighteen it is the first day of summer and it's a hundred seventy seconds day of the year some of the items from this date in history it was this eight eighteen seventy nine a guy by the name of f w woolworth opened his first woolworth's great five cent store in pennsylvania those stores would go all over the country and wake him one of the richest people in the world was this date nineteen sixty four here's how history intertwines nineteen sixty four three civil rights workers disappeared in philadelphia mississippi their bodies were found buried in a damn some six weeks later this is the whole the movie mississippi burning if you've seen that with gene hackman will defoe the sues that case the first trial ended in a hung jury in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven but it was this day two thousand five on the forty first anniversary of those murders a jury in that same town philadelphia mississippi found former ku klux klansman edgar ray killen guilty of manslaughter the eighty year old ordained baptist minister had been among that initial group that was charged birthdays today bernie coppell the doctor from the love boat is eighty five years old mariette hartley seventy eight years old talk about ray davies earlier of the kinks the lead singer he's seventy four did you know that the parents from the show family ties have the same birthday yeah stephen in a least keaton otherwise known as actors meredith baxter birney and michael gross both seventy one years old today joey kramer of aerosmith is sixty eight jim breuer and pierre roma dire the founder of ebay jim breuer the actor they're both fifty one today and if it's your birthday happy birthday newsradio eight thirty k h v h via our radio app were still in commercials but we'll be back to your favorite program in just a bit you're listening to newsradio eight thirty k h vh via our.
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"Radio 1030 boston had all of new england wbz news time is eleven forty nine we've got forty two degrees in partly sunny skies in boston good morning i'm art cohen wbz news and here's what's happening the patriots will begin defence of their super bowl title tonight when they host the tennessee titans in the divisional round at gillette stadium in fox grow in aththawra firefighters are evacuating residents at an elderly housing complex officials are concerned about potential flooding from an ice jam another storm system is moving through the midwest and is expected to bring more precipitation in freezing temperatures to the east this weekend and puerto rico's governor is critical of congress for failing to provide more help to puerto rico which continues to struggle following the devastation of hurricane maria hits the fiftieth anniversary of one of johnny cash is most memorable shows that took place in a prison correspondent steve kathan has details of this musical milestone it was an event that was years in the making a little i'm johnny cash johnny cash played two shows a california's folsom prison fifty years ago today high terrain at come in and around then the result revitalized his career going to tell you that this show is been recorded or an album release on colombia wreckers well they're build a gallows outside must sell it hit number one on the country charts in sparked cash to do a concert at san quentin prison steve kathan cbs news mm just hear me gil the controversial figure has died the mississippi corrections department says former ku klux klan leader edgar ray killen who was convicted in the nineteen 64 mississippi burning slayings of three civil rights workers died in prison he was ninety two the parttime preacher and lumber mill operator was 80 when in the show but county jury convicted him in two thousand five of three counts of manslaughter he was sentenced to sixty years in prison his conviction came forty one years to the day after freedom summer workers james cheney michael schreiner and andrew goodman were ambushed and killed by clansman the slaying shocked the nation and help spur passage of the landmark civil rights act of 19 sixty four a former us senator from california has died born in new york city and 1930 four to a boxing heavyweight champ and a socialite mother john tani a democrat made his name when he was among the youngest elected to.
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"By the ad council a southern racist whose crimes influenced passage of the civil rights act is dead former ku klux klan leader edgar ray killen died in prison friday at the age of ninety two is role in the murders of three civil rights activist in segregation of south was depicted in the movie mississippi burning killing was 80 when he was found guilty two thousand five a three counts of manslaughter he was sentenced to sixty years in prison the conviction came forty one years to the day after the freedom summer workers were ambushed and killed by clansman their bodies were found buried in a red clay damaen rule in the show the county the slaying shocked the nation and help for passage of the landmark civil rights act of nineteen 64 tomor gotti fox news also gone former california senator john tueni his unlikely election to the senate at age thirty six was made in for the syllable we the candidate starring role robert redford tueni serve one term of the senate he was 83 a winter storm ploughing through areas from kentucky through upstate new york seven to fourteen inches of snow forecast through saturday in some parts of western new york state it's inauguration day virginia virginia's new governor democrat ralph north them handily beat his republican opponent dead gillespie on election day this past november he offered cooperation to gop voters i hope to arm your confidence and support as we move forward much since election day campaign fighting continued in legislative races republicans who have held the commonwealth's general assembly for sixteen years suffered big losses and only through legal challenges have been able to hold a.
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"Let us delays off hattrick laws authorities say eighty eightysevenyearold mad has become the eighteen th person to die than a california mudslide santa barbara county sheriff though brown says joseph blackwell was found dead in his home by a search and rescue team on friday a potent winter storm will bring rain ice and snow to portions of the southern and eastern the united states over the next few days lewis widespread across the got that of the united states but it appears to be peaking us health officials released at update on the nation's flu season on friday showing that patient business dos pedals and doctors are not skyrocketing the way they did in december the president's dr declares mr trump is an excellent held despite some of these dietary choices edgar ray killen nineteen 60s ku klux klan leader who was convicted decades later the mississippi burning slayings of three civil rights workers has died in prison at the age of ninety two this is srn news joe walsh has a very simple immigration policy you know my immigration policies really pretty simple nobody should be in this country illegally nobody did you hear me i said nobody nobody should be in this country illegally and our borders should be secure and that means a wall that means build a wall the joe walsh radio program weeknights at ten predator mark levin at at seven on a six ninety fm at ninety four point three the answer.
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"And buried the bodies only being discovered tumor months later the case shopped the united states acting as a catalyst for the passage of the civil rights act but edgar ray killen who was accused of orchestrating the deaths both free of his nineteen sixty seven trial ended in a hung jury the case was only reopened four decades later when killen was given a sixty year jail sentence officials from the netherlands and venezuela are trying to resolve tensions after a trade blockade was ordered by venezuela against three dutch caribbean islands last week venezuela alleges that cure saw every bit and bonaire have ignored the influx of smuggled food metals and other goods can this ps reports venezuela says smuggling is leading the country dry and wants help from the dutch to stop it already thority is in our rubel have agreed to change their laws to make it illegal go to by venezuelan scrap culpa stolen from power lines fruit vegetables and men as are also smuggled in as venezuela's weather a severe economic crisis more and more people have turned to illicit schemes to trade anything they can last year president maduro close the colombian border and rounded up thousands of suspects world news from the bbc more than twelve hundred rescue workers in southern california ah trying to find five remaining missing people after a deadly mudslide hit the small town of montoux sito on tuesday that using drones heavy equipment and sniffer dogs eighteen people are now known to have died in the mud slides the latest victim and eighty seven year old man was found buried in his home in the town and historic building in the united states has become the subject of a crossborder dispute after it was swept across an inlet to a canadian island during a storm one of five buildings from mccurdy smokehouse at traditional herring factory in the state of maine washed up on canadian territory his steve jackson mccurdy's smokehouse houses the last hurrying factory was coined in the united states it's all a national historic registered is also prince of visitors with the storm in early january toll one of the buildings away from its wooden pylons and washed it hundreds of mehta's under a bridge and across the water to camp rabelo island in canada shortly afterwards heritage workers from the us side complained that the.
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"Of the upper east side a former ku klux klan leader who was convicted in the nineteen 64 mississippi burning killings of three civil rights workers has died in prison at the age of ninety two edgar ray killen of parttime preacher and lumber mill operator was 80 when he was convicted in two thousand five a three counts of manslaughter his conviction came forty one years to the day that james cheney michael showrunner and andrew goodman were abducted and killed by the klan when's news time 536 gm's assembly line is about to start churning out driverless vehicles correspondent michael hempen has that story tonight the automaker says it's massproducing cars without steering wheels her puddles general motors has filed a petition with the federal government seeking permission to put the vehicles on the road without human backup dry his some next year gms cruise automation unit has announced plans to carry passengers and selfdriving cars that won't have a backup driver in 2019 gm spokesman kevin kelly says the first of the autonomous chevrolet bolts is being tested but the company isn't saying how many will be made or where day will be tasked him oprah winfrey decided to run for president in that election were held today i knew paul says she would beat president trump the npr news our mary survey found winfrey with fifty percent support compared to trump's thirty nine percent but the poll also found that fifty four percent of those asked don't want to see oprah entered the presidential fray wins news time 537 a day after he said he wasn't so proud of mary john fogerty gets an invite ten ten wins entertainment is next yeah the all new 2018 toyota camry is about the furthest thing from a camera you can imagine good rated a little bit for all the room reasons love lesson 2003 had a park far far away case with its sculpted rocco panels available integrated risk spoiler in 1982 allah wheels you can want to keep ak every looking show groom so pass all those close in spaces in dr zia timezone away buildings bad says the all new 2018 toyota camry going aleppo the room reasons toyoda let's go places cbs friday on blue blood for the reagan family fighting for justice we have a goal.
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"Radio 1030 in boston president trump is pushing back very hard on comments attributed to him regarding immigrants from haiti el salvador and a handful of african countries abc's karen travers has more from the white house and says president trump is shifting the blame president trump is now denying on twitter that he said quote anything derogatory about haitians instead claiming he just called haiti quote very poor and troubled country the president does not make any reference to the reporting that his vulgar common extended to african countries as well or address the comment he made that the us should be accepting more immigrants from countries like norway mr trump accuses democrats of making up comments attributed to him and that he probably should record future meetings there were six republicans in the oval office on thursday and one democrat karen travers abc news the white house civil rights leader reverend jesse jackson is slamming president trump's description of immigrants from africa haiti and el salvador as misinformed inconsistent with an unacceptable pattern of racially charged remarks reverend jackson spoke with reporters this morning he would not call president trump a races but does say trump's use a power he has to undercut progress the voting children health insurance and health care and education he has these diseases and he is the most powerful men miracle was that following within the congress and within the constituents who with mix semi real threat the frog haiti says it is deeply shocked and outraged by president trump's reported vulgar remark and called racist the haitian government says in a statement in part these insulting and reprehensible statements and no way reflect the virtues of wisdom restrained and discernment that must be cultivated by any high political authority president trump again denied using the vulgar expression trump said this was not the language used at her killen a former kkk leader convicted in a nineteen 64 mississippi burning death of three civil rights workers has died in a mississippi prism the parttime preacher and lumber mill operator was eighty when in a show a county jury convicted him in the two thousand five manslaughter the bodies of the three were found buried in a red clay dam in rural mississippi and the deaths helped spur passage of the landmark civil rights act and were dramatize and the 1988 movie mississippi burning killen was ninety two in other news.
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"A broth essentially the people would sop up with bread sop ended up becoming soup also that concept of dipping you bread and getting this hearty meal and there's there's stories about the greeks doing something similar in the uk selling soup in the marketplace's it's always been this rejuvenated give a wonderful meal agency bit of history just get really quickly before we take a break up what containers would they be served in i in terms of i in france and greece or was my understanding they be clay clay is probably the the the um the container of choice both for boiling and for survey accents are gonna come back and talk more about see i will get into the basics of a starting to build a soup and maybe even into some of the types of soup you got it will be back with foodie friday with neil survey drought neil of course heard with the fourth report uh every saturday from two to five o'clock right here on kfi all right jennifer jones lead now laugh news update of our show former white house advisor steve bannon will testify before the house intelligence committee on tuesday as part of the russia investigation tuesday's closeddoor testimony will focus on bannon's work with the campaign and not his time in the west wing a man convicted in the murders of three civil rights workers in mississippi in the 1960s has died in prison edgar ray killen was eight years old when he was arrested in two thousand five for the crimes forty years earlier he was eventually sentenced to sixty years in prison for manslaughter and would have turned ninety three next week in california's department of fish and wildlife is investigating singer chris brown over his pet monkey a search warrant was served at brown's home after several people reported yet of.