The federal government has quietly revived its investigation into the murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African-American boy whose abduction and killing remains, almost 63 years later, among the starkest and most searing examples of racial violence in the South.
The Justice Department said that its renewed inquiry, which it described in a report submitted to Congress in late March, was “based upon the discovery of new information.” It is not clear, though, whether the government will be able to bring charges against anyone: Most episodes investigated in recent years as part of a federal effort to re-examine racially motivated murders have not led to prosecutions, or even referrals to state authorities. (Read more)
I totally agree with Cash Michaels
I GOING TO SAY THIS THIS MORNING, AND I’M GOING TO SAY IT LOUD…AND CLEAR…AND I DON’T CARE WHO DOESN’T LIKE IT, BECAUSE IT IS THE TRUTH!
MY FRIEND, DR. TIMOTHY TYSON, IS AN EXCEPTIONAL HUMAN BEING! HE HAS ALWAYS HAD A DEEP PASSION FOR HUMANITY AND JUSTICE! HE HAS SEEN INJUSTICE ALL OF HIS LIFE ( THE BOOK, FILM AND PLAY, “BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME” IS HIS WORK, AND BASED ON HIS LIFE AS THE SON OF REV. VERNON TYSON, A NC WHITE PREACHER WHO BELEIVED THAT BLACK PEOPLE WERE BEING OPPRESSED IN THE OLD SOUTH, AND GOT RUN OUT OF OXFORD, NC FOR STANDING UP AND SAYING SO!).
TIM IS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR RESEARCHING, AND THEN SHARING THE VITAL INFORMATION WE NEEDED TO PROVE THAT THE WILMINGTON TEN WERE INDEED FRAMED BY A PROSECUTOR, AND WERE INNOCENT! TIM COULD HAVE HELD ONTO THAT INFORMATION FOR A BOOK, BUT HE DIDN’T, AND IT’S BECAUSE OF HIS ACTIONS SIX YEARS AGO, THE NAMES OF BEN CHAVIS AND THE REST OF THE TEN ARE CLEARED TODAY!
AND NOW, THIS MORNING, WE GET WORD FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THAT MOST LIKELY BECAUSE OF HIS MOST RECENT BOOK, “THE BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL,” THAT INFAMOUS CASE OF RACIST MURDER WILL BE REOPENED BY THE US JUSTICE DEPT.
DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT WE DO KNOW IT’S BECAUSE OF TIM’S EXTRAORDINARY BOOK, WHERE THE WHITE WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY CAUSED THE YOUNG BLACK TEENAGER’S MURDER, CONFESSED THAT SHE LIED!
THAT’S TWO HISTORIC CASES OF RACISM THAT TIM HAS HELPED SOLVE THROUGH HIS DILIGENCE AND HUMANITY!
SO I’M HERE TO SAY, WITHOUT QUESTION (AND YES, I’M SHOUTING) THAT I LOVE MY BROTHER DR. TIMOTHY TYSON! ALL OF US WHO TRULY KNOW TIM, KNOW HIS HEART FOR JUSTICE, AND WE’RE SO, SO PROUD OF HIM!
THANK YOU, TIM, AND GOD BLESS YOU!