Black man's death reopens old racial wounds in Paris, Texas

Oct 27, 2008 Full story: The Dallas Morning News 93

With a black man dead and two white men in jail on murder charges, race relations are again under strain in this northeast Texas county seat, still haunted by high-profile lynchings from its distant past and ...

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Cibil War

Paris, TX

#1 Oct 27, 2008
So this article says Shannon Finley and Charls Ryan Crostley are pleading not guilty and even if found guilty could be sentenced to as little as 5 years. Could be as much as 99 but could be 5. Gary Young was able to help him get 4 years the last murder.
rct

Paris, TX

#2 Oct 27, 2008
look ladies these guys didnt kill this boy they were friends. why dont you go after the truck driver that was on the cb telling everyone he knew that he hit the kid. So why do you want these two kids in prison for something they didnt do?
Cibil War

Paris, TX

#3 Oct 27, 2008
rct wrote:
look ladies these guys didnt kill this boy they were friends. why dont you go after the truck driver that was on the cb telling everyone he knew that he hit the kid. So why do you want these two kids in prison for something they didnt do?
Yeah then the truck driver stopped and put some of the blood body particles under Shannon Finleys truck. Stop trying to make out like these two grown azz 27 year old men are "kids". Hell Gary Young has some black 17 year olds locked up right now charged with robbery and trying to give them 30 and 40 years or more and he says they're grown men.
why

Paris, TX

#4 Oct 27, 2008
cibil you are as dumb as they come. Quit spreading lies and stirring up shit. You are now irrelevant. No one listens to anything you say. The only people that belive you are people that are just as ignorant as you(nbp). All you do is spread hate because no one cares about you.
Bless your heart

Paris, TX

#5 Oct 27, 2008
I guess I'm a little unclear on the concept, but it appears to me that the system is working -- the suspects have been arrested, they have been charged with murder, they are awaiting trial. What else do Brenda Cherry and the black panthers want? Except to make a name for themselves and appear in the newspapers in phony, serious-looking poses.
fact or not

Paris, TX

#6 Oct 27, 2008
ok, help me sort out whats fact & whats not. Wasn't Finley charged with manslaughter before not murder? how old are all these people? aren't they grown, y are people referring to them as boys? was the man dead before the truck driver ran him over? or was he just injured and laying in the road? didn't this man testify in the trial of Finley several years back? was there drugs an influence during this? were the guys "car surfing" when this occurred? what were the guys doing earlier in the evening?
parisbornparisra ised

Dallas, TX

#7 Oct 27, 2008
fact or not wrote:
ok, help me sort out whats fact & whats not. Wasn't Finley charged with manslaughter before not murder? how old are all these people? aren't they grown, y are people referring to them as boys? was the man dead before the truck driver ran him over? or was he just injured and laying in the road? didn't this man testify in the trial of Finley several years back? was there drugs an influence during this? were the guys "car surfing" when this occurred? what were the guys doing earlier in the evening?
these are also my questions!
I don't see how they can continue to claim it a hate crime! They are just trying to get publicity and jump to conclusions like the Cotton case.
Anonymous

De Kalb, TX

#8 Oct 27, 2008
Cibil War wrote:
So this article says Shannon Finley and Charls Ryan Crostley are pleading not guilty and even if found guilty could be sentenced to as little as 5 years. Could be as much as 99 but could be 5. Gary Young was able to help him get 4 years the last murder.
Young was not the D.A. at the time. Burtner was and apparently didn't do his job. It has nothing to do with Young.
Randy

Mchenry, IL

#9 Oct 27, 2008
Good grief how many times is this going to be regurgitated on here? The man is dead and the accused are in jail. They will be punished if it is PROVEN they are guilty. So you blacks and nbp's can yell and scream all you want but a jury will decide what happened not you fools.
Randy

Paris, TX

#10 Oct 27, 2008
parisbornparisraised wrote:
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these are also my questions!
I don't see how they can continue to claim it a hate crime! They are just trying to get publicity and jump to conclusions like the Cotton case.
That's all it is , is for attention. Just like little cotton picker. I heard she's a card carrying nbp now just like her mama.
Cibil War

Paris, TX

#11 Oct 27, 2008
why wrote:
cibil you are as dumb as they come. Quit spreading lies and stirring up shit. You are now irrelevant. No one listens to anything you say. The only people that belive you are people that are just as ignorant as you(nbp). All you do is spread hate because no one cares about you.
So then why don't your ignorant azz just ignore me. Mind your business and don't worry about what do. Obviously YOU'RE listening.
Cibil War

Paris, TX

#12 Oct 27, 2008
Randy wrote:
Good grief how many times is this going to be regurgitated on here? The man is dead and the accused are in jail. They will be punished if it is PROVEN they are guilty. So you blacks and nbp's can yell and scream all you want but a jury will decide what happened not you fools.
Its going to be regurgitated until justice is served. Its obvious if the majority of whites on this blog, such as you, were serving on the all white juries we have in Lamar County...which is what Finley and Crostley will have...both will go free or get a slap on the wrist.
really

Paris, TX

#13 Oct 27, 2008
Cibil War wrote:
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Its going to be regurgitated until justice is served. Its obvious if the majority of whites on this blog, such as you, were serving on the all white juries we have in Lamar County...which is what Finley and Crostley will have...both will go free or get a slap on the wrist.
Have you ever had jury duty? I'm betting no,well I have many times. I've been on a jury once. The reason most are white is because we vote,we show up when called,we don't try to get out of jury duty and we aren't all felons. When asked by the lawyers has anyone you know be arrested most say no. When ask have you been arrested we say no. How in the world do you think most blacks don't get picked? Both sides only have 10 passes to use. If you have been in the court room as much as they say you have you should know alittle of this.
joe johnson

United States

#14 Oct 27, 2008
why do you white people act like your shit does not stink. if black men killed a young pure white boy the kkk would be in that shit hole town before dawn broke. call it like it is a hate crime. dna under the truck, washed it off at the car wash,and then went to his mother's house acting all innocent man please!!!!!!!!

Since: Oct 08

Hugo, OK

#16 Oct 27, 2008
parisbornparisraised wrote:
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these are also my questions!
I don't see how they can continue to claim it a hate crime! They are just trying to get publicity and jump to conclusions like the Cotton case.
i agree with u 100% yes they killed brandon and that is crazy i still cant believe my 3 friends are gone brandons dead and shannon and ryan are in jail for killing him i dont know why they would do something like that but i do know it was not a hate crime
Damn dumb people

Paris, TX

#17 Oct 28, 2008
Let's see this case spread all over the national news just like the one that happened in our small town Paris, TX.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/browar...
tell it north carolina

Reidsville, NC

#18 Oct 28, 2008
It is aparent to me that something is wrong in that town. The way you bloggers are responding is a dead give away for the way this town thinks. Everybody's life is important no matter what the color is. Tension is heightned becasue this has happen in Texas before. So I understand the tension. Let the justice system do it's job. If the outcome is not just. Then seek justice until justice is acheived.
hear this

Paris, TX

#19 Oct 28, 2008
Cibil War wrote:
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Its going to be regurgitated until justice is served. Its obvious if the majority of whites on this blog, such as you, were serving on the all white juries we have in Lamar County...which is what Finley and Crostley will have...both will go free or get a slap on the wrist.
the juries are mostly white because the blacks wont register to vote for fear of the police tracking them down for warrants.and no,im not a racist,im just realistic.and as far as justice being served,the 2 have been arrested and awaiting trial,everyone knows they WILL be convicted and recieve the maxium sentence,what else do you want?the 2 were arrested within a week.thats getting on the ball if you ask me.
hear this

Paris, TX

#20 Oct 28, 2008
joe johnson wrote:
why do you white people act like your shit does not stink. if black men killed a young pure white boy the kkk would be in that shit hole town before dawn broke. call it like it is a hate crime. dna under the truck, washed it off at the car wash,and then went to his mother's house acting all innocent man please!!!!!!!!
hey dipshit,there have been plenty of blacks that have killed white people here and around here.and noone was calling in the kkk,and maybe they did kill him,but what the hell was he doing with them?did they abduct him in the middle of the night,and take him against his will?no they were all friends,of course those two guys werent true friends,but they were friends.they were running around together and for what ever reason,this tragic ordeal took place.there arent but 3 people that know what was going on,there arent but 2 that REALLY KNOWS what happened.noone else knows,so shut up about the hate crime.
Cibil War

Paris, TX

#21 Oct 28, 2008
hear this wrote:
<quoted text>the juries are mostly white because the blacks wont register to vote for fear of the police tracking them down for warrants.and no,im not a racist,im just realistic.and as far as justice being served,the 2 have been arrested and awaiting trial,everyone knows they WILL be convicted and recieve the maxium sentence,what else do you want?the 2 were arrested within a week.thats getting on the ball if you ask me.
Oh please. I've been up to that courthouse lots of times to see jurors picked and they seat people by numbers and only choose from the ones near the front. The black ones are usually numbered toward the back. Juries are hand picked. What do I want? This isn't about me.

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