From CNN last month, the opening of an 18-page article:
July 22, 2013
Beaten. Dragged. Burned.
The words leave attorney Daryl Parks` lips like a barrage of gunfire in the sanctuary of Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where people have gathered not for prayer but for answers.
Some wear "Justice for Marco" T-shirts. They are enraged over the investigation into the death of Marco McMillian, a young black gay mayoral candidate, whose broken body was discovered dumped downhill from a Mississippi River levee on February 26.
Parks` words suggest the most heinous of murders. Here in the Mississippi Delta, they conjure even more: a chilling history of racial hatred.
Except that back in February a blood-covered young black man named Lawrence Reed, who was driving McMillian`s stolen car, confessed to multiple witnesses that he had just murdered McMillian with his wallet chain.
They just can`t admit defeat, can they?
What`s next? A Michael Moore documentary about the Oberlin KKK rally?