Owen County Victims of White Supremacy

Owen County Victims of White Supremacy

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Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#1 May 22, 2012
Reading up on Owen County's history, it's an ugly one, when it comes to race relations. Seems like the KKK had a stronghold here, and with Henry County. In the late 1800s, "more than 100 men have been killed, wounded, or driven away from that portion of Owen and Henry Counties lying on the Kentucky River by the Kuklux in the last 3 years". Here's the names of those innocent Black families were slain, just to maintain an unnecessary and unearned wyte supremacy: "Sam Crew and family, Jordan Mosby and family, Wallace Dickerson, Levi Fishback, and Thornton Dunlap."

From George Wright.
citizen

Princeton, IL

#2 May 23, 2012
Only if the kkk was back it would b much a better country!!!!
Observer

Ardsley, NY

#3 May 23, 2012
What's your point? We all know there have been terrible things done in the past. There were all kinds of things that happened 100 years ago that aren't happening today. 150 years ago the US Cavalry was chasing native tribes from their homes and slaughtering them. We don't do that today....now we visit their casinos and give them our money.
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#4 May 23, 2012
Wat Casinos are in Owen County ? U dont know what ur talking about. And the point of learning history... well, knowledge in general is good, u'd thank, but 1 reason, to not repeat history, that's why u learn it.
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#5 May 23, 2012
citizen wrote:
Only if the kkk was back it would b much a better country!!!!
Typical Owen Countians. How many more of u wyte racist losers r there ? If the KKK was back, that would be good, give me target practice.
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#6 May 23, 2012
Page 20, "Racial Violence in Kentucky":

"In the counties of Owen, Carroll, Trimble and several other Counties in my Sub-District negroes are kept in a state of vassalage tantamount to the old system of slavery. In these Counties Negroes are not permitted to live in homes or houses of their own; are not permitted to live apart from the white owners of the soil."

Page 28:

"In August 1873 the Courier Journal vividly described the violence occurring in Owen and Henry Counties. According to the newspaper, at least 88 raids had been conducted by the Klan in less than a year. Black landowners, described by the newspaper as "harmless negroes," were special targets. On numerous occasions, the Klan told those blacks to vacate the area, such warnings "answered" the purpose of actual violence by breaking up happy homes and driving worthy citizens into exile." To counter any doubts about the validity of its stories, the Courier-Journal informed its readers that robbery, not politics, had been the chief motive. "Murders, whippings, warnings, are the pastime of villians, or the means to facilitate their principal purpose."
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#7 May 23, 2012
Pg 29:

"Willis Russell, a United States marshal who had worked undercover for four years as a clerk in a country store in Owen County. Entitled "Official Report of the Owen County Outrages," Russell's report explained that in 1870, "bands of armed men, disguised and masked, began committing depredations in Owen and Henry Counties." That year, four white men asked him to join the "Kuklux" for the purpose of driving "the negroes from the State." Russell declined, saying that their acts were neither lawful nor meritorious. These men later returned to the store where Russell was employed and purchased material for their gowns and masks. Once their costumes were ready, the men set out to destroy the homes and property of blacks in Stamping Ground, Scott County, because they ignored a warning to leave the area. During the raid, one Black man died, and several others sustained serious wounds. The Blacks, however, chose to defend themselves and returned gunfire and killed at least one Klansman. Although running the risk of revealing his true identity, Russell publicly applauded the actions of the Stamping Ground blacks, saying that "if the negroes had killed the entire party it would have been perfectly right." His statement, of course, drew the enmity of the outlaws.
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#8 May 23, 2012
Despite several attempts on his life, Russell continued to gather evidence on the leaders of the Klan. On one occasion, a member of the Klan, tired of being involved in criminal activities but afraid to quit the lawless band, approached Russell and offered information in return for protection. Russell and the unidentified man held regular meetings on the second Saturday of each month. He informed Russell of a planned attack on the black residents of Twin Creek in Owen County. Russell received arms from state officials and assisted the blacks in preparing for the attack, which was called off by the Klan. Taking the risk of being seen with Russell, the informant once made an unexpected visit on a Tuesday to warn Russell that on Thursday night the Klan planned to murder William Plasters and Russell, then travel to the small community of Brown's Bottom and kill the black residents.

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Page 30:

"In February 1874 believing that he had a sufficient number of witnesses to testify against the Klan, Willis Russell requested a squad of soldiers, which was supplied by both the state and the federal governments, and began arresting the leaders of the Ku Klux Klan in Owen and Henry Counties. Taken into custody without a fight, all of the Klansmen posted bond, ensuring their appearances at the October Term of the United States district court in Louisville."

Of the whites and blacks still residing in Owen and Henry Counties, "the majority... are all good citizens, and are at heart opposed to those Kuklux, but they are under a reign of terror, and are really afraid to express their opinions, not knowing what moment they will have to pay the penalty," the United States marshal Willis Russell wrote.
citizen

Princeton, IL

#9 May 24, 2012
The negros run this country and im not only talking about our president, we make a living for them and half our race r breeding them. Wth? Is wrong with people anymore no morals, pride or loyalty. So sad. We give the black folk whatever they want and them sob's r more racist then any of us white people.
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#10 May 24, 2012
Wow... how racist and ignorant. Owen County is made up of 97% White people... and 1% Black... now the 1% does run the country, but the 1% ain't Black, and the 1% in Owen County barely run anything. Ur foolish, but at least u honest, and showing everybody how racist wyte losers are still on this planet, unfortunately. Let me guess... u Tea Party ?
citizen

United States

#11 May 24, 2012
Call it what u will but it is the truth! Watch the news, see who does all the shooting and stealing. Look at our dumbass president, r u for gay rights too? Or maybe u r a queer. Have u ever been down south for any period of time? Try it. See how u like it. In the next fifty years there will b no white race. How sad is that? If u r a white American at all u need to stand up for the white race
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#12 May 24, 2012
Media is brainwashing u. U a gigantic racist asshole. Slit ur wrists asshole, we dont need any more of u people on this planet. I thought the KKK was wiped out. Wytes commit way more crimes than Blacks. Look at Kentucky. U got Donald Harvey, Angel of Death, whose killed over 100 people, there's Michael Carneal, who gave the Columbine kids their ideas, there's Vesago, the Vampire kid, or the white who thinks he's a Vampire, Rod Ferrell, and of course Charlie Manson, Kentucky's most famous. And Casey Anthony... but let's stick to Owen Co, u racist jerkoff... I bet, the Police, the People, the Politicians, the Lawyers, the Bankers, all WHITE. At least 95%. But wat would u konw what happens in ur own town, u too busy being scared of the Blacks in Cincinnati, and punishing the local Blacks for the crimes of Cincinnati... and look at Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine was a German neighborhood... and u racist whites attacked the Germans too. U racist whites attacked lots of people. Black, White, Brown... it didn't matta the skin color, just that they were all WASPS... but Christianity brought about KKK, Nat Turner, Iraq War, Crusades, possible Iran nuke showdown, Mussolini, Hitler... Catholic Church has been causing all the Wars in Europe for thousands of years now. Instead of scapegoating, Hitler, cuz that's what ur doing, time to take a look at ur own backyard... dont tell others to clean, when u been violent Devils ur whole life. And it's clear, with Owen COunty's long history of violent racism, I'm not surprised that there's still archaic fossils like you.
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#13 May 24, 2012
citizen wrote:
Call it what u will but it is the truth! Watch the news, see who does all the shooting and stealing. Look at our dumbass president, r u for gay rights too? Or maybe u r a queer. Have u ever been down south for any period of time? Try it. See how u like it. In the next fifty years there will b no white race. How sad is that? If u r a white American at all u need to stand up for the white race
I spit on the white race, and those who hate gays, science has shown, typically are gay themselves... just dont nobody else to know about it. Republicans are the biggest queers out here ! Look at Mark Foley, gay, or Larry Craig, gay, or the Catholic Church, gay.

But to be honest, love is fluid, and that's why Republicans have issues, b/c they deny a piece of themselves, they eventually go insane, or they diddling their young male pages (Mark Foley, Republican Congressman from Florida), or they passing priests around like a hot potato. Aint everybody a lil gay ? I'm sure you've had gay moments. Everybody does.

And u know u a hypocrite. Men love lesbians, but not gay men... uh, hypocrite anybody ? And who cares what 2 consenting adults do in the privacy of their own homes ? Isn't this supposed to be a free country. The gay rights movement today is Amerika's current civil rights movement. And when I see gay men, they always got lots of hot women all around them, so if you want lots of hot women hanging all over you, go gay. Odd how that is... women pretend to love men, and yet spend all their free time with their "girl" friends... plus they get to be playful, and flirty, play dress up... women are so f-in gay! No wonder some women are mad at gays... cuz they competition for the same dk they both trying to blow !
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#14 May 24, 2012
But ur real issue is that u dont like Black people, and that's why u hate Obama. Be honest. Listen to urself... u think u gonna be taken seriously, when u hating on all Blacks, and then go on to criticize the President ? And u'll cry about me callin u a racist, when u clearly are one. Just read ur own words.
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#15 May 24, 2012
The truth is whites are everywhere, and are more likely to commit crimes. Whites are not minority, never have been. They scared, shifty, shiesty backstabbers, that's for sure. That's their history, that's their culture and heritage. Look at Owen County. For every Black death, it was whites who did it, and not just 1 or 2, but entire mobs of whites... how much Black blood u got on ur hands Owen County ?
citizen

Brinkhaven, OH

#16 May 24, 2012
First I am racist and ill admit it, u should b hung urself for spitting on whites, no I don't have any blood on me. Well yeah, whites did it. Should do it again now including u. World would b a better place. U need to move to Cincinnati or Louisville and join them.
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#17 May 24, 2012
citizen wrote:
First I am racist and ill admit it, u should b hung urself for spitting on whites, no I don't have any blood on me. Well yeah, whites did it. Should do it again now including u. World would b a better place. U need to move to Cincinnati or Louisville and join them.
Typical Owen Countian... how many more of u wyte racist Devils are hiding there ? And u know what it takes to scare the Klan off... just a few gunshots. Charles Gaskins was going to be lynched in Kentucky, until his buddies in the bushes fired some rounds off in the air, and then the Kluxers ran away like scared lil biatches. Kluxers wear those white hoods cuz they cowards, and are embarassed of the barbaric insane psychotic animals they are. And if u lay 1 finger on me, it'll be the last thang u eva do. Self-defense is intelligence, and I see how u fools defend Zimmerman... that's why I take note, and this Trayvon Martin WILL stand his ground b4 u neo-Nazi wyte supremacists do. So in conclusion... E a D !
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#18 May 24, 2012
*spit* *spit* *spit*
really

New York, NY

#19 May 24, 2012
I think racist people are sad. Its soooo sad that they are so pathetic they want to judge people for their color??? Get a life. Trying to say we are a better race bc we are white? How stupid is that??? I dont date black people simply bc I am just not attracted to anyone who is black, but I do have friends and they have a lot more going for them than to listen to some white lazy piece of trash.
Simon Girty

Louisville, KY

#20 May 24, 2012
Speaking of wyte trash...

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