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Body discovered hanging in a tree in Greenwood

There are 44 comments on the WLBT-TV Jackson story from Dec 5, 2010, titled Body discovered hanging in a tree in Greenwood. In it, WLBT-TV Jackson reports that:

The body of a man in his twenties was discovered hanging in a tree in a field in Greenwood.

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Realistic

Glendora, MS

#1 Dec 7, 2010
Whites letting people know that racism has not died down at all. Can't teach an old dog new tricks
punk

Greenwood, MS

#3 Dec 8, 2010
I know a few more I would hang.
punk

Greenwood, MS

#4 Dec 8, 2010
I know a few more I would hang.
Ashlea

Bartlett, IL

#5 Dec 8, 2010
for anyone to say they would hang someone shows us what type of person you are. Everyone is equal in this world and we all bleed the same color so people really need to grow up and get over the non sense that happened long before any of us were born and u can teach anyone anything if they are willing to learn to change!!!!!!!!!!
Realistic

Glendora, MS

#6 Dec 8, 2010
punk wrote:
I know a few more I would hang.
I'm sure you know more than a few. I'm sure you would hang them all if you could.
Realistic

Glendora, MS

#7 Dec 8, 2010
Ashlea wrote:
for anyone to say they would hang someone shows us what type of person you are. Everyone is equal in this world and we all bleed the same color so people really need to grow up and get over the non sense that happened long before any of us were born and u can teach anyone anything if they are willing to learn to change!!!!!!!!!!
Well said...just wish that everyone thought the same way you did...the world would be more fortunate
new light

Brandon, MS

#8 Dec 8, 2010
I thought that it was ruled a suicide
Realistic

Glendora, MS

#9 Dec 8, 2010
new light wrote:
I thought that it was ruled a suicide
That's what it was ruled, but be realistic.
It was a black person hung in a very conservative white neighborhood.

They said he had mental issues and a low IQ. So how could he be able to hang himself from a 8 foot tall branch and he was only 5 ft something?

Their excuse is that he ran away before. Just because someone has run away before does not mean they are gonna commit suicide. Especially in that manner.

When they questioned the sheriff, he said he was waiting for them to prove that it was not a suicide. Why would you take an initial look at the case being suicide? Where was the suicide note? If he had enough sense to know how to hang himself, I'm sure he would have told someone in the past that he was contemplating suicide.

Anyway, this is Mississippi we are talking about, and a very racist part of Mississippi.

And remember that not everything you hear on the news is true. That's another reason why the United States hates Wikileaks...
HELL

Memphis, TN

#10 Dec 10, 2010
I'm from Greenwood,Ms,this shit been going on since I was born and before.Their not going to do anything about it,just sweep it under the rug like they always do.
Realistic

Glendora, MS

#11 Dec 10, 2010
The victims mother spoke out on the local news yesterday and they had a beep ringing through the whole segment of her talking. They were hoping everybody would change the channel. I didn't and I know it was not coincidence that the sound went away right after she got done talking.

I do not believe and I'm sure many others know that this was not a suicide.

First of all let's point out where he was hung at. If anybody black walks through that neighborhood, he/she will get noticed. It takes a while to hang yourself, so someone would have seen him.

Plus they are saying that he used a table for height and kicked it out from under himself. And they say it had to be suicide because only his shoe prints were found.

Their reasoning is stupid. I guess you can kill somebody, and as long as their shoe print is the only one around, then that means nobody else was there.

That's just bogus bullsh*t. You cannot say that just because there were no other shoe prints, it means no one else was there.
new light

Brandon, MS

#12 Dec 10, 2010
I have found no details anywhere on this. Where was he supposed to be running away from?
new light

Brandon, MS

#13 Dec 10, 2010
any why would anyone want to hurt this young man? What did his mother say when she was interviewed?
Realistic

Glendora, MS

#14 Dec 10, 2010
new light wrote:
I have found no details anywhere on this. Where was he supposed to be running away from?
They said in the past he had ran away to Arkansas. But on the particular day he went missing this time. He was working with his dad and his dad had sent him to go get some supplies.

He left to go get the supplies for his dad, but never returned.
Realistic

Glendora, MS

#15 Dec 10, 2010
new light wrote:
any why would anyone want to hurt this young man? What did his mother say when she was interviewed?
His mother was saying how much he loved life, and how caring he was of people. Though he had been in a mental institution before, he had never attempted to commit suicide before.

She said he was so caring that when he had got out of the mental institution he would some times go back to check up on some friends he made there, just to make sure they were being treated right.

And she also mentioned that she knows he would not have committed suicide, especially in that manner.
Realistic

Glendora, MS

#16 Dec 10, 2010
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-12-0...

Go to that link for a report from USA Today
AMEN RA

Fremont, CA

#17 Dec 10, 2010
Realistic wrote:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/n ation/2010-12-07-mississippi-s uicide_N.htm
Go to that link for a report from USA Today
WHERE Is Jessie and Sharpton and Farikan?
Now that we have half negro president Why have the above mentioned been silent?
AMEN RA

Ridgeland, MS

#18 Dec 10, 2010
Realistic wrote:
Whites letting people know that racism has not died down at all. Can't teach an old dog new tricks
Is you colored?
MSG3

Olive Branch, MS

#19 Dec 10, 2010
I feel that it is just as racist to think that it must be an act of racism by white people instead of believing what the coroner/police are saying. I live in MS and highly doubt they would actually allow/want someone to get away with something awful like this. Also, numerous people commit suicide without the family having any knowledge of the person's sadness. I know from experience. So, although his mother did not see it, suicide could definitely be a plausible cause of death. The whole situation is incredibly tragic.
Realistic

Glendora, MS

#20 Dec 10, 2010
MSG3 wrote:
I feel that it is just as racist to think that it must be an act of racism by white people instead of believing what the coroner/police are saying. I live in MS and highly doubt they would actually allow/want someone to get away with something awful like this. Also, numerous people commit suicide without the family having any knowledge of the person's sadness. I know from experience. So, although his mother did not see it, suicide could definitely be a plausible cause of death. The whole situation is incredibly tragic.
If you read the reports, the police's explanation makes no sense. They say that they only saw his shoe prints at the scene, so he had to be the only one there.

So I guess they are also saying that he was never found, because I'm sure the police walked around there and the person that discovered him walked around the scene.

Plus the location is close to where Emmett Till was murdered. This is a very high class white neighborhood. If they saw somebody black, they would easily spot him. There is no way in the world he could have went unnoticed.

Plus it is not easy for someone to tie a rope around a branch 8 feet in the air, and he is under 6 feet. Plus there were trees at his own house, so why would he go there. It all makes no sense.

And if you really think polices do not cover things up, then think again. I bet you a million dollars a murder investigation would be on the way if a white boy was found hung from a tree in a black neighborhood.
Realistic

Glendora, MS

#21 Dec 10, 2010
AMEN RA wrote:
<quoted text>Is you colored?
"When I born, I black.
When I grow up, I black.
When I go in sun, I black.
When I cold, I black.
When I scared, I black.
When I sick, I black.
And when I die, I still black.

And You white folks...
When you born, you pink.
When you grow up, you white.
When you go in sun, you red.
When you cold, you blue.
When you scared, you yellow.
When you sick, you green.
When you bruised, you purple.
And when you die, you gray.

So who you callin' colored?"

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