Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Not sure what to make of this except for a life was lost.
Slain Mississippi candidate was beaten and burned, his family says By Emily Le Coz | Reuters –
JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters)- A gay, black mayoral candidate killed last week in Mississippi was beaten, dragged and set on fire before his body was dumped near a river, according to his family.
In a statement issued late on Sunday, the family of Marco McMillian said a coroner who performed an autopsy on his body told them about the gruesome manner of death.
"We feel this was not a random act of violence based on the condition of the body when it was found," the McMillian family said. "Marco, nor anyone, should have their lives end in this manner."
Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith declined to comment on the family's statement that McMillian was beaten and burned.
The body of McMillian, a 33-year-old candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi, was found on Wednesday. A day later, law enforcement officials arrested a 22-year-old man, Lawrence Reed, who is also black, and charged him with murder in connection with the case.
McMillian was one of the first viable openly gay candidates to run for office in Mississippi, according to the Victory Fund, a national organization that supports homosexual candidates.
Autopsy results are not expected to be released until toxicology tests are complete, which could take two or three weeks, Meredith said.
The Coahoma County Sheriff's Department, which is leading the investigation, has released few details about the killing or a possible motive. Law enforcement officials say the killing is not being treated as a hate crime. http://news.yahoo.com/slain-mississippi-candi
Isn't it wonderful, Rogue? Criminals, mafiosi, they mostly kill each other off. A great service for the population. And, as you like to write, blacks also practice the same sport, they kill each other off, like that mayor. For you, that's ideal, criminal rift raft and blacks erasing each other. Killing (pun intended) two birds with one stone. Much like an "all-you-can-eat buffet, right?
Did you read my only sentence?
"Not sure what to make of this except for a life was lost."
I don't know what the motive was. Sex? Drugs? Random murder? I don't know. But it is sad.
Now, did I mention race? His sexual orientation? Then why did you bring it up?!?