The Real Mississippi Burning

Better Late than Never

Though I never met him, I am told that my grandfather was a member of the KKK in Oklahoma. My father despised them and raised me the same way. The Klan is not as organized or as powerful as they were in the past, but they do still exist and the racism and hatred they spew is passed on from parent to child. These ignorant jerks actually call themselves patriots when they are actually sleazy traitors to everything America is supposed to stand for. Anyway, I was pleased to see this article, not in the US news but on the BBC.

The kidnapping trial of KKK member James Seale, 71, reopened Wednesday in Jackson, Mississippi 43 years after the original arrest. Seale is charged with two counts of kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

The entire BBC article is here.

Seale was originally arrested by the FBI in 1964 forseale1.jpgkidnapping and murdering Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee. Prosecutors said that in May of that year, Seale aimed a shotgun at the two black men while fellow Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members beat them with tree branches.

According to the indictment, Seale and the others attached weights to the two men, took them out on the water in a boat and threw them into the river. Their bodies were found by FBI agents during a search for three civil rights workers who had gone missing. The case was later dramatized in the movie Mississippi Burning.

The FBI turned the Seale case over to local authorities who immediately dropped the charges claiming lack of evidence. Seale, a deputy sheriff at the time, was freed. Soon after, his family claimed that he had died. When Moore’s brother discovered in 2005 that Seale was still alive and living in the same area, he was again arrested.

May he rot in hell.

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