NAACP contests suicide as cause of ha...

NAACP contests suicide as cause of hanged man's death

There are 6 comments on the USA Today story from Dec 6, 2010, titled NAACP contests suicide as cause of hanged man's death. In it, USA Today reports that:

The county sheriff says that a 26-year-old black man found hanged from an oak tree in Greenwood, Miss., apparently committed suicide, but the president of the local NAACP challenges that explanation and says the group will monitor developments in the case.

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Ronald Cook

Greenwood, MS

#1 Dec 9, 2010
I would like to think that in today time one could see the true befor you see a lie. The sheriff of Greeenwood has been in that office for a very long time. And he has that job with the support of the black vote. In for this reason I think he also should the a outside office work on this case, becouse he has made up in his mind that it was a suicide and that is not right
T -Davis

Olive Branch, MS

#2 Dec 9, 2010
I just can`t see that young man , thats NOT even from that town, hanging HIMSELF! I don`t want to believe that in this day and age 2010 , that anyone would have that much HATE in their HEART to do something so HORRIBLE!!! He and his stepfather there from another town,a little ways up the highway, on a job, and then this young man decides he`s going out into this particular area of GREENWOOD ,MS on the egde of a field near the river and hang himself!!! Come on now i just don`t believe that! I don`t want to stir the pot of pooo to make it STINK more than it already does! I just am not feeling this at all!And for the law inforcement to know information that this young man a mental issues and use it , to make it seem as if he comitted suicide!Seems like an ole pull the rabbit out the hat to me! I take care of a patient who has recently moved from down there(Greenwood,Ms) from what this patient says the racism is VERY much ALIVE. Says the black children caught on the white side of town are ran back to there own area or are trying to be thrown over a bridge that separates the two areas. That the black children are pretty much resticted frrom going where they want to walk,ride bikes, play or whatever. But on the other hand the white children pretty much have the run of things! I just wonder if it`s fact or fiction that when discovering the body . His arms weren`t even connected to his body and found else where! Law inforcement stated that two men found the body. But this same source says that there was a Christmas parade that Saturday and from a certain area of the town where there were a number gathered for the parade. The body of this young man could be spoted !!! Why is there VERY LITTLE information about the incedent being available to the public ? Is someone trying to COVER up something. I was always told if theres nothing to hide why cover it up! Give US the PUBLIC understanding! Don`t think it will just go away!!! I PRAY to GOD that this was NOT done intentionally by someone!!! And if it was than GOD have MERCY on YOUR SOUL!!!!!!
T -Davis

Olive Branch, MS

#3 Dec 9, 2010
Also would like to know why it hasnt been on the NEWS or LIVE talk shows on the radio? Everything else makes it there ! Why not this! Seems like its trying to be kept hush, hush! Just not adding up!!!!!
Milwaukee

Denver, CO

#4 Dec 11, 2010
If this is true, than this will set Mississippi 100 years back into time, progress will never occur in the State of Mississipi, until we as black people stand up for what is right. One Black person can make a differnt and every black person that has sons and daughters should try.
unknow long time

United States

#5 Dec 11, 2010
Its all just a lie!!! That boy was murder!!!!
Rosie Holt

United States

#6 Dec 11, 2010
If they r still living that life then may God have mercy on them!!!!!

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