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White Teen Gets Two Life Terms for Running Over Mississippi Black Man [VIDEO]

White Teen Pleads Guilty for Running Over Mississippi Black Man [VIDEO]

19-year-old Deryl Dedmon is a white teenager that was out joyriding on a hot summer’s day in June, searching for a black person to terrorize and he and his friends found James Craig Anderson. According to the Huffington Post, Dedmon admitted that he and a group of white teens were partying in Puckett, a small town outside the capital city, when he suggested they find a black man to harass and went to Jackson because of its majority-black population. They found 47-year-old Anderson before dawn outside a hotel. Anderson was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was beaten before Dedmon ran over him. Source

Life Sentence in Mississippi hate-crime case of James Craig Anderson Murder

The verdict has been reached in the murder of James Craig Anderson, 49 and Deryl Dedmon, 19, gets life in prison, although he pleaded not guilty.  There used to be a time when murder cases that involved racism were allegedly more acceptable by the judicial system, but we have come into an age when Mississippi seems to be holding white supremacists accountable for their crimes, at least in this specific case.  However, in the 21st century, it does not seem like we have fully gotten past racial hate-crimes, although there is much diversity among various races, especially in the form of interracial marriages.   

It is very sad that James Craig Anderson died the way many African Americans died before and during the civil rights movement.   We pray he made it into God’s Kingdom and we pray that Deryl Demon and his accomplices repent for the murder…Read full article, here.

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