Bill Sparkman -- The Hanging

Bill Sparkman -- The Hanging

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Middlesboro, KY

#1 Mar 7, 2013
Here's a very good write up. It's very long but interesting:

The Hanging
RICH SCHAPIROFEB 20 2013, 9:09 PM ET

The body of William Sparkman Jr., a 51-year-old census worker, was found in 2009 in an isolated cemetery in the Appalachian region of Kentucky. He hung naked from a tree, hands bound, the word FED scrawled in black marker across his chest. Sparkman's death briefly made headlines: to some, it seemed to implicate our polarized politics; to others, a region long known for its insularity. And then the case disappeared from the national view. Here is the story of what really happened to Bill Sparkman, a complex man whom few people truly knew.

More at: http://m.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/201...

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