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Old June 10th, 2014, 07:37 AM   #1
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Confederate Flag Can Still Draw Blood

Man murdered for merely having a flag and accusation he may have said the, oh yes, N word!
Of course there is ALWAYS such an accusation in situations like this because saying the N word is grounds for murder these days.
Or having a Confederate flag.

Confederate Flag Can Still Draw Blood - Chicago Tribune

Confederate Flag Can Still Draw Blood
In A Small Town, The Stars And Bars Of The Confederacy Proved In Deadly Fashion The Weight It Carries For Some In The South.

GUTHRIE, Ky. The last Confederate hero of Todd County lies beneath a headstone etched with an image of a pickup truck, a rebel flag flying from the toolbox in the back.

The man in the grave drove a pickup just like it.

One bright winter day on U.S. Highway 41 south of town--out past the BP Oil station and the railroad tracks and Guthrie's black neighborhood, where the road straightens and unfurls past fields of wheat and grazing horses and grain bins--history caught up with Michael Westerman, 19, and his bright-red truck.

A carload of black teenagers, angered by the sight of the Confederate flag--and possibly by an ethnic slur Westerman was said to have uttered miles back at Janie's Market--raced alongside him as he drove south through tiny Sadlersville, Tenn. One of them, a 17-year-old from Chicago whose mother had sent him to live with relatives in Kentucky to keep him out of trouble, fired a .32-caliber bullet into Westerman's heart.

It was pure Southern tragedy, a defining moment that seemed to encapsulate decades of American racial strife down here where life purports to be gentle.

Now, as the pear tree in the middle of the cemetery blooms for the sixth time since Westerman's death, the memory of what happened out on U.S. 41 flares anew for those closest to the shooting. The controversy surrounding the Confederate battle flag on South Carolina's Statehouse and elsewhere has stirred old pain and a rueful awareness of the volatile emotions that can swirl around the flag--and the curious hold it still has on the South.

"That brings it back all over again every time I watch it on the news," said Freddie Morrow, 22, the triggerman in Westerman's shooting who is serving a life sentence for murder that will keep in him in prison at least until he is 45.

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Had to go back 6 years for that one, huh ? What about those same white racists killing 3 people including 2 cops in Las Vegas this past weekend ? Don't want to talk about the here and now I see. How convenient.
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Had to go back 6 years for that one, huh ? What about those same white racists killing 3 people including 2 cops in Las Vegas this past weekend ? Don't want to talk about the here and now I see. How convenient.
Six years? The date of the article is March 19, 2000 so that means the murder happened in 1994.
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Old June 10th, 2014, 07:59 AM   #4
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Six years? The date of the article is March 19, 2000 so that means the murder happened in 1994.
Good catch IT. This guy posts about a murder that happened 20 years ago. Can you say get a life ?......LOL
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If your only comments are concerning the date of the murder and article, I could oblige y'all and post all the recent outrages.
Of course, perhaps if my intent was to show how long black against white racism has been condoned even if it includes murder, then this shows it has been going on for at least 20 years.
What do you say?
Shall I?
Let's see a show of hands.
Girl who gave a man a ride to the hospital raped and beaten almost to death.
The Knoxville Horror.
Thousands every year in our lawless inner cities and ghettos.
I can post hundreds of articles that should be national news but barely hit the locals.....
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Someone is desperate.......BLAH HA HA HA HA
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...if my intent was to show how long black against white racism has been condoned....
You're seriously deranged to think that black against white MURDER or racism is condoned.
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Old June 10th, 2014, 08:10 AM   #8
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You're seriously deranged to think that black against white MURDER or racism is condoned.
The article stated that the shooter got 45 years. That's his idea of "condoned" ? Seems he didn't even read his 20 year old article, that is, after he dusted it off....LOL
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