Miss. teen Deryl Dedmon could face de...

Miss. teen Deryl Dedmon could face death penalty in hit-and-run killing

There are 8 comments on the Free Republic story from Aug 22, 2011, titled Miss. teen Deryl Dedmon could face death penalty in hit-and-run killing. In it, Free Republic reports that:

JACKSON, Miss. - Deryl Dedmon, a white teen who is being charged in the hit-and-run death of a black man in Mississippi, could now face the death penalty in what authorities are calling a hate crime.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Free Republic.

Eva W

United States

#1 Aug 23, 2011
This was a ruthless and unjust killing no if ands or buts about it. The young man needs to pay for his crimes true enough, but what message can be sent to others that this type of behavior will not be excepted? One family has lost their love one and another family losing there's will not bring him back. My heart gose out to both families. We have got to teach our kids that you can not hate one because of the color of their skin and or their sexual preference. Children are not born with the spirit of hate, this is something that is taught and that has got to stop, NOW. No one really wins.
lp

Brandon, MS

#2 Aug 23, 2011
This killing was not justified by any means, but the facts of the case are that the boys and girls in the truck purchased drugs from the guy, and he screwed them over. They went back to get revenge and, well you know the rest.
This was not a hate crime or racially motivated. It was a drug deal gone bad.
JEMS

Arlington, VA

#3 Aug 26, 2011
That is a bunch of bull-shit, those white boys just wanted to hurt a black person. That is the way white KKK are. Black haters. I would like to see what would happen if a group of blacks did this. Every-one of them would be in jail now. So its all about whites getting away with murder. IT was like that in slavery time and now it is still like that. In 2011, we are still in slavery to some extent. So whites that hate blacks, God is Looking at you and knows everything. You will PAY IN THE END!!!!!!!!!!
bite me

Beijing, China

#4 Sep 5, 2011
the kids only mistake was getting caught!
George

Arlington, VA

#5 Oct 22, 2011
How do the black folks in the Caribbean say: Dedmon walking? or does it mean Dead man walking!!
Southern Belle

Pinola, MS

#6 Oct 22, 2011
JEMS wrote:
That is a bunch of bull-shit, those white boys just wanted to hurt a black person. That is the way white KKK are. Black haters. I would like to see what would happen if a group of blacks did this. Every-one of them would be in jail now. So its all about whites getting away with murder. IT was like that in slavery time and now it is still like that. In 2011, we are still in slavery to some extent. So whites that hate blacks, God is Looking at you and knows everything. You will PAY IN THE END!!!!!!!!!!
God sees everything and everyone, including your obvious dislike towards white people. Racism goes both ways. God also forgives his children for their sins. Speaking of another person or race with a hateful tongue is just as much a sin as anything else.
Sam

Dublin, CA

#7 Oct 23, 2011
I object to the title of this topic using the term "hit-and-run killing". This was not a "hit-and-run killing". A "hit-and-run" is when someone ACCIDENTLY hits a person with a car and then tries to get away. But there was nothing accidental about this killing. It was no "accident". This Deryl Dedmon deliberately ran over and killed a person. That's not hit-and-run. That's murder. Deryl Dedmon should face the same penalties as any other murderer.
whatha

Hermitage, TN

#8 Oct 30, 2011
What goes on in the USA is just terrible, the prejudice, and the drugs. Morals are taught at home, sadly some kids don't have the example of right and wrong,they got too much time on their hands, nothing constructive to do. The farms are leaving, we use to work for farmers in the summer time. We had enough to do,things weren't handed out without working for it, juvenile delinquency didn't exist in our neighborhood. We lived in a community with black and white,we all got along and worked together to make it a good place to live. We still have our child hood friends, both black and white. We were not taught to hate and to be prejudice. We didn't teach our children to be prejudice and hate..the jails and mental institutions are full of people who can't accept and live in the world with others. God didn't make this world in black and white, He made it in living color.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Hinds County Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Elicia Hughes Murder Trial - Testimony Begins (Jan '08) Jan 4 Victoria Hall 150
Hinds County Criminal Mugshots and Arrests Records Oct '16 Olivia 2
News Judge Calls Greg Davis Hearing 'Wasted 2 Hours' (Aug '12) Apr '14 Terry 3
News Judge to look again at releasing Kemper records (Apr '14) Apr '14 jen pletcher 1
News More (Mar '14) Mar '14 Wes 1
News Mississippi sheriff indicted on 31 charges (Sep '13) Sep '13 Anderson 2
News Child care finger scanning to go statewide (Jul '13) Jul '13 Rework 1
More from around the web