Story of Slocum Massacre of 1910 'needs to be told'
By Tim Madigan Second of two parts PALESTINE -- When Vernon Denmon describes the Slocum Massacre of 1910 to younger residents of this East Texas city, the response is almost always the same.
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#1 Mar 12, 2011
Talk about calling the kettle black.
Listen to Bascom Bentely's diatribe against an acquitted black defendant that started an investigation with the State Judicial Conduct commission:
Black people are harassed by Cheorkee County deputies pretending to be Klansmen, beaten, handcuffed and framed. That's the ongoing legacy of brutality going on in East Texas:
The questions should be asked in the present-tense, namely why the district court bailiff, TX in Rusk is sitting in Federal prison for dealing meth. Everyone knows Cherokee County Constable Randall Lee Thompson tried to appeal his sentence:
And why does the current bailiff ride around the Rusk courthouse like Boss Hog in Confederate garb every weekend, just to scare little black kids. Then the newspapers print stories demeaning Lincoln.
The Slocum saga continues in East Texas, just glossed over.
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