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Today in History for June 7th

Highlights of this day in history: James Byrd, Jr. dragged to death in Texas; Communists complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Israel destroys an Iraqi nuclear power plant; 'Grease' opens on Broadway;..
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Texas executes white supremacist who dragged black man to death

James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the back of a truck and dragged for nearly 3 miles along a secluded road
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Dragging death killer executed in Texas [Video]Dragging death killer executed in Texas

A white supremacist convicted of killing James Byrd Jr. in 1998 by dragging the 49-year-old black man behind a truck in one of the most notorious hate crimes in modern times is scheduled to be executed..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:09Published

Man Who Killed James Byrd In 1998 Executed Wednesday [Video]Man Who Killed James Byrd In 1998 Executed Wednesday

John William King kept his eyes closed as witnesses arrived in the death chamber and never turned his head toward relatives of his victim. Asked by Warden Bill Lewis if he had a final statement, King..

Credit: CBS 11 Dallas     Duration: 00:43Published

Kingpin In Dragging Murder Of James Byrd Jr. To Be Executed [Video]Kingpin In Dragging Murder Of James Byrd Jr. To Be Executed

More than 20 years after one of the most gruesome hate crimes in recent U.S. history happened in East Texas, the man who prosecutors proved orchestrated the murder is set to be executed. John William..

Credit: CBS 11 Dallas     Duration: 00:28Published

 

White supremacist executed in Texas for dragging death of black man

A white supremacist convicted of killing James Byrd Jr. in 1998 by dragging the 49-year-old black man behind a truck in one of the most notorious hate crimes of modern times was executed in Texas on..
Reuters - Published

Texas Executes White Supremacist for 1998 Dragging Death of James Byrd Jr.

John William King was put to death for the murder of Mr. Byrd, a 49-year-old black man who was dragged behind a truck for miles in an act of unfathomable brutality.
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Texas executes white supremacist convicted in gruesome 1998 hate crime

One of James Byrd Jr.'s killers, John William King, was executed Wednesday in Texas for his role in one of the worst hate crimes in modern history.
USATODAY.com - Published

The Latest: Dragging death ringleader stoic before execution

The Latest on the execution of ringleader of dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago.
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"Avowed racist" to be executed in black man's horrific 1998 murder

John William King was put on death row for chaining James Byrd Jr. to the back of a truck and dragging his body for nearly three miles
CBS News - Published

Racist killer faces execution tonight, decades after dragging James Byrd Jr. to his death in Jasper


DallasNews - Published

Convicted ringleader in Texas dragging death to be executed

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history faces execution in Texas. John William King is scheduled for lethal injection Wednesday evening in..
Seattle Times - Published

Texas will execute man tied to one of the most gruesome modern hate crimes

King and two other men were convicted of killing James Byrd, Jr., in Jasper, Texas, considered one of the grisliest murders in U.S. history.
USATODAY.com - Published

20 years later, justice for the lynching of James Byrd Jr. might finally be complete


DallasNews - Published

The Enduring Trauma Of The Noose

the enduring trauma of the noose
I remember feeling both enraged and terrified when I first heard the story of James Byrd, Jr. — the black man who was chained to the back of a pickup truck and dragged to his death by three avowed..
Gothamist - Published

In Texas, a Decades-Old Hate Crime, Forgiven but Never Forgotten

The family of James Byrd Jr., a Texas man dragged to his death 20 years ago, is working to preserve the memory of a racially motivated killing that shocked the nation.
NYTimes.com - Published

Texas family honors man dragged to death 20 years later

JASPER, Texas (AP) — Relatives have dedicated a bench to honor a black man who was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in East Texas 20 years ago. James Byrd Jr. was 49 on June 7,..
Seattle Times - Published

Sen. Mike Enzi: 'The Guy Who Wears A Tutu To The Bar' Is 'Asking For It'

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) told a group of high school and middle school students last week that it’s fine to be a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer community ― as long as you..
Huffington Post - Published

5 Questions I'd Ask Senator Jeff Sessions

The Senate is in the process of confirming an Attorney General, and as you likely know, President-elect Trump nominated Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for the post. The Attorney General leads the Dept...
Huffington Post - Published

8 Reasons The Senate Must Reject Jeff Sessions

On Capitol Hill this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold confirmation hearings to consider the first of Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations, Sen. Jefferson B. Sessions of Alabama. 26 years..
Huffington Post - Published

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