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Speak Truth

Houston, TX

#1 Apr 25, 2015
It's sad to see it. People in the town walk around like it never happened. It makes me sick because racism still exists in Columbus Tx!
FactsNotFiction

Irving, TX

#2 Dec 29, 2017
Speak Truth wrote:
It's sad to see it. People in the town walk around like it never happened. It makes me sick because racism still exists in Columbus Tx!
This wasn't about racism, this sad incident is because these two teens confessed to the rape and murder of a teenage girl, the recently graduated valedictorian of the local high school. Because these two rapists/murderers were under 18, Texas law imposed no penalties other than to live at a community for a couple of years. Outraged, masked local citizens took the two from protective custody by force and hanged them near the scene of their crime. Think about what that woman must have experienced, and how she was murdered for lust in the prime of life. This is called justice, not racism. They were not hanged because they were black, they were hanged for murder and rape.

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Columbus, Texas is located in Colorado County. Zip codes in Columbus, TX include 78934. The median home price in Columbus is $279,500 which is roughly $103/per square foot. More Columbus information.