WHAT A DIFFERENCE A RACE MAKES WHEN THE FLASH MOB IS WHITE TEENS: BLACK MAN MURDERED IN HATE CRIME JUNE 26 IN JACKSON, MS.

Submitted by VOD reader Tyrone, and thanks to him for alerting VOD to this story. Video below, stories by CNN and others are after Tyrone’s statement.

James Craig Anderson

 JAMES CRAIG ANDERSON’S OLDER SISTER BRENDA ANDERSON YOUNG: “I have only one thing to tell the media. Go to Brandon, Mississippi and get those other five murderers who committed such a horrendous violent act against my beloved brother, James Craig Anderson!”

Jackson, Mississippi — On a recent Sunday morning just before dawn, two carloads of a white teenagers “Flash Mob” drove to Jackson, Mississippi, on what the county district attorney says was a mission of hate and pure evil: to find and or hurt or kill a black person.

JAMES CRAIG ANDERSON, 49, WAS BEATEN, RUN OVER AND KILLED BY WHITE TEENS IN JACKSON MS JUNE 26, 2011

Authorities say a group of white teens targeted Anderson because he was black. The suspected ringleader, Deryl Dedmon, Jr., 18, has been charged with murder
Dedmon faces possible double life sentence for the murderIn a parking lot on the western side of town they found their black victim. A hard working American citizen that loved his country and his family!

James Craig Anderson, a 49-year-old auto plant worker, was standing in a parking lot, near his car. The teens allegedly beat Anderson repeatedly, kicking him in his head and chest yelling racial epithets, including “White Power!” according to witnesses.

Daryl Dedmon, Jr., 18, now faces death penalty, but only one other teen has been charged with "simple assault"

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith says a group of 12 white teens then climbed into their large Ford F250 green pickup truck, floored the gas, and drove the truck right over Anderson, killing him instantly.

Killing the black man! Not just beating a black man killing him! To date the Mayor of Jackson has not attacked the parents or blamed them for not watching their children better! There was no going to church and criticizing all white teens! You didn’t hear the Mayor criticizing the dress or all white teens hateful tatoos! There was no telling them they were a disgrace to their race! No teen was told to pull up your pants!

No, only innocent black people are criticized for things they never participated in! I wonder will the Mayor of Jackson have a curfew that punishes all white teens? Will he start a Stop & Frisk program that will really just target white teens?

Still from hotel video shows truck at top center about to run Anderson down

Mississippi officials say it was a racially motivated murder. What the gang of teens did not know was that a surveillance camera was focused on the parking lot that night, and many of the events, including the actual murder of Anderson, were captured live on videotape. There is good reason that the DA sees this as a hate crime.

Shortly after he allegedly drove the truck over Anderson, Dedmon allegedly boasted and laughed about the killing, according to testimony given by some of the teens to detectives.”I ran that n—-r over,” Dedmon said in a phone conversation to the teens in the other car.

He repeated the racial language in subsequent conversations, according to the law enforcement officials.”He was not remorseful he was laughing, laughing about the killing,” said district attorney Smith.

So-called Philadelphia "Flash Mob," who killed no one, dominates national news

The white controlled national media said nothing about the crime. Now the Philly Flash Mob has been in the news for months! Fox News especially is running Mayor Nutter’s attack on black parents and all black teens!

VOD ed: to read story Tyrone refers to on Philadelphia Flash Mobs, click on http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2011/0815/Philadelphia-flash-mobs-black-mayor-takes-aim-at-black-community/ 

Note that no one has been killed in what appear to be expressions of anger over oppression in Philadelphia. Mayor James Nutter, who is Black, has vilified Black youth as a whole, in a scenario very similar to the constant attacks on young Blacks in Detroit by politicians, pastors, and the media, portraying them all as criminals.

VIDEO SHOWS WHITE TEENS DRIVING OVER, KILLING BLACK MAN, SAYS DA 

By Drew Griffin and Scott Bronstein, CNN Special Investigations Update Aug. 18, 2011 

Hinds County DA Robert Shuler Smith

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) — The prosecutor investigating the hit-and-run killing of a black man in Jackson, Mississippi, announced he has upgraded the charge against suspect Deryl Dedmon from murder to capital murder. This makes the white 19-year-old suspect eligible for a possible death sentence if convicted. 

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith released a statement that said the upgrade to capital murder was made after new evidence was discovered that supported the allegation that Dedmon committed the crime of robbery during the commission of the killing of James Craig Anderson. 

“It does not change the theory of the case,” Shuler Smith told CNN. “It is still a hate crime.”

The killing — which sparked national attention after CNN obtained and aired exclusive surveillance videothat shows the attack as it took place — is also being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department, federal and Mississippi officials tell CNN. 

August 8, 2011 2:49 p.m. EDT

John Aaron Rice has been charged only with "simple assault;" no other members of Mississippi HATE MOB face charges

Jackson, Mississippi

 (CNN) — On a recent Sunday morning just before dawn  (VOD ed: June 26, to be precise, 69 days before this story aired), two carloads of white teenagers drove to Jackson, Mississippi, on what the county district attorney says was a mission of hate: to find and hurt a black person. 

In a parking lot on the western side of town they found their victim. 

James Craig Anderson, a 49-year-old auto plant worker, was standing in a parking lot, near his car. The teens allegedly beat Anderson repeatedly, yelled racial epithets, including “White Power!” according to witnesses. 

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith says a group of the teens then climbed into their large Ford F250 green pickup truck, floored the gas, and drove the truck right over Anderson, killing him instantly. 

Metro Inn where James C. Anderson was murdered is owned by the VIP Lodging Group, a/k/a Best Western; where was their security during this prolonged attack and why shouldn't Best Western be charged as well?

Mississippi officials say it was a racially motivated murder. What the gang of teens did not know was that a surveillance camera was focused on the parking lot that night, and many of the events, including the actual murder of Anderson, were captured live on videotape. 

CNN has exclusively obtained that surveillance tape. The group of teens that night was led by 18-year-old Deryl Dedmon, Jr., of Brandon, Mississippi, according to police and officials. 

“This was a crime of hate. Dedmon murdered this man because he was black,” said Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith. “The evidence will show that.” 

Brandon, MS, where hate mob of teens drove from, is located on Route 20 east of Jackson, MS

Asked if there could be any doubt whether the intent was to actually hurt and kill a black person, Smith responded: “No doubt about it. They were going out to look for a black victim to assault, and in this case, even kill.”

Dedmon led and instigated the attack from early in the evening, he took part in the beating of Anderson, and Dedmon was also the actual driver of the Ford 250 truck that would serve as the murder weapon, according to officials. 

Flag on Rankin County Mississippi court website: shouldn't the entire county government be charged for propagating racist hatred?

As the teens were partying and drinking miles away from Jackson that night, in largely white Rankin County, Dedmon told friends they should leave, saying “let’s go fuck with some n—-rs,” according to law enforcement officials. 

Then, the gang of teens climbed into Dedmon’s green truck and a white SUV Cherokee, and drove 16 miles down Interstate 20, to the western edge of Jackson, a predominantly black area.

The teens would have seen Anderson immediately as they exited the highway, as the parking lot where he was standing is just beside the exit ramp. 

“This is the first business that you get to coming off the highway and so that was the first person that was out here and vulnerable,” said district attorney Smith. 

On the videotape, obtained and reviewed by CNN, the group of teens is seen pulling into the parking lot, and stopping where Anderson is standing, though he is just off camera and not visible. 

The teens can then be seen going back and forth between their cars and Anderson. Witnesses told law enforcement officials this is when the repeated beatings of Anderson took place. 

Frederick Jermaine Carter, lynched in Greenwood, MS. last year; case remains unsolved

Dedmon pummeled Anderson repeatedly as he crumpled to the street, according to officials, though this is not visible in the videotape. Finally, after the beating some of the teens left and some got into the green truck. 

At this moment on the video, Anderson becomes visible, as he staggered into view and walked towards the headlights of the truck. The truck suddenly surges ahead, running over Anderson, then continuing at high speed away from the scene. 

Shortly after he allegedly drove the truck over Anderson, Dedmon allegedly boasted and laughed about the killing, according to testimony given by some of the teens to detectives.

 “I ran that n—-r over,” Dedmon allegedly said in a phone conversation to the teens in the other car. 

Mack Charles Parker, a resident of Poplarville, Mississippi, was jailed for allegedly raping a white woman. A white mob abducted Mr. Parker from his jail cell in April, 1959, beat him, took him to Louisiana and then shot him. Although Parker's abductors were well known and some admitted their complicity to FBI agents, the judge in the case, Sebe Dale – a white supremacist and member of the White Citizens' Council – encouraged the grand jury to return no indictments against the killers.

He repeated the racial language in subsequent conversations, according to the law enforcement officials. 

“He was not remorseful he was laughing, laughing about the killing,” said district attorney Smith. 

Later that morning, James Craig Anderson’s family learned their 49-year-old brother and son died in a hit and run. Only later, when witness statements were taken did they learn the real horror. 

“It appears there is no doubt that this was a racially motivated killing,” said Winston Thompson, the attorney representing Anderson’s family. “The family is still in shock still in disbelief.”

Smith and officials in the Hinds County District Attorney’s office say they plan to indict Dedmon for murder and a hate crime. 

1964 murder of civil rights workers in Nashoba County, MS: Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Shwerner, who were registering voters.

Deryl Dedmon is thin, weighing a mere 130 pounds, and short — at 5 feet; he has straggly blond hair and piercing blue eyes. 

The teen, just 18 years old, has been charged with murder and now faces a possible double life sentence. Calls to Deryl Dedmon’s attorney have gone unanswered. 

During a bond hearing his attorney told the court he saw nothing to back up the “racial allegations.” 

At Dedmon’s home, a girl who answered the door pretended not to know him though the pick-up truck he allegedly used as a murder weapon sticks out of the family’s garage. 

Police say they returned it after the vehicle was processed. A second teen, 18-year-old John Aaron Rice, has been charged with simple assault, for his part in the beating his attorney also did not return calls. 

Neither teen has entered a plea. 

The other teens in the group have not been charged. 

And James Craig Anderson’s family has decided to remain silent for now, trying to come to grips with a crime they thought was in Mississippi’s past: the murder of a man just because he was black. 

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March to Metro Inn in Jackson, MS on August 15, where James Craig Anderson was murdered by hate mob June 26

Hundreds Remember Mississippi Hate Crime Victim James Anderson 

by Jorge Rivas  Color Lines

More than 500 people marched in Jackson, Mississippi on Sunday to call attention to the murder of 49-year-old African-American James Craig Anderson in what authorities say was a racially motivated hate crime. 

Starting at a nearby church, the march included clergymen, elected officials and supporters of all races who sang “We Shall Overcome” as they marched to the site of Anderson’s murder, the LA Times reported

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith says seven teenagers left a party together with the intention of finding a black victim to assault. Upon exiting the highway Anderson was the first black man the group saw and they began to attack him in a motel parking lot. In the end, Deryl Dedmon, 18, allegedly ran over Anderson and is being charged with murder. 

“This was a crime of hate,” Smith told CNN last week. “Dedmon murdered this man because he was black.” 

The incident happened on June 26* but it didn’t make national headlines until last week when CNN acquired footage of the incident from motel security cameras that were in the parking lot. 

“We didn’t know the intensity of the crime, and it wasn’t until the release of the video that we really understood the depth of it,” Cassandra Welchlin, who attended the vigil told local news in Jackson. 

“There is a lot of general appall over what took place here,” Ronnie C. Crudup Sr., bishop of New Horizons Church near the motel told the LA Times. “We wanted to get well-minded people, both black and white, together to do something to support this family and this country. This is not indicative of where Mississippi is today.” 

Two 18-year-olds have been charged in the case. Deryl Dedmon, the alleged driver of the green pickup that is seen in the video running over Anderson is charged with murder and remains jailed; bond was set at $800,000. John A. Rice, who prosecutors say is also seen assaulting Anderson was originally charged with murder but now faces a charge of simple assault. He was freed on $5,000 bail. 

“If we don’t tell what is right to our children, someone else will tell their version of the truth,” Crudup said. “I challenge everyone to talk to somebody different every day for the rest of this month about this. We must not forget.”

Fox40 coverage of march by Kourtney Paige

Community members gathered Sunday afternoon for a Candlelight Prayer Vigil to honor the victim of the racially-charged Hit-and-Run.

The vigil was in honor of James Craig Anderson. Marchers walked from New Horizon Church-to the Metro Inn where they lit candles in Memory of Anderson.

Local businessman Kenneth Johnson, says Rice worked for him at a gas station and remembers him using racial slurs while workig there. He says, the teens should be punished.

Johnson says, “I think they need to be given the maximum amount of sentencing, I think that John Aaron Rice, I think his charges need to be upgraded from assault, I do think the other children, that was involved, that was in the truck when this happened need to be brought up on charges as well.”

Mayor Harvey Johnson released a statement about the vigil—saying the city’s prayers and support are with the Anderson family during this time. He says they want to make sure justice prevails in the case. Jackson Police have turned over their findings to the district attorney’s office.


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5 Responses to WHAT A DIFFERENCE A RACE MAKES WHEN THE FLASH MOB IS WHITE TEENS: BLACK MAN MURDERED IN HATE CRIME JUNE 26 IN JACKSON, MS.

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  2. deej says:

    Randall – I sure hope somebody kills someone close to you. I think you would learn a great deal. A tough lesson no doubt, but one that I will pray for JC to make a reality every day this month.
    I just said my first prayer. By the way, I am white. Ooooh I really hope it happens….so badly!
    This is not meant to be malicious, I just think some lessons are best learned the hard way. I apologize for having to want this to happen to you, but it will be the best thing for you.

  3. Jackie says:

    In response primarily to randal williams

    Do White People ever take responsibility for their own actions, hated, criminal behavior? NO!!!! It is ALWAYS someone else’s fault- even when it’s blatantly theirs. Why don’t you practice what you preach to other races of people- especially to the black community- Take responsibility and STOP making EXCUSES for those in your race who commit horrendous crimes (i.e. serial murderers, sexual molesters, school and college killings. and this present hate crime). I am sick and tired of every time a white person commits such heinous crimes, the media slants and bombard us with footages of the “poor person’s upbringing and questioning what in our society contributes to such behavior” when no such perspective is ever discussed if the person committing the crime is a person of color. NO, “just give the person what he deserves and often times MORE than he deserves if it is a person of color. A murder is a murder I don’t care WHAT Color skin he has and should get the same punishment regardless of skin color

    • Judy says:

      Deej is really out there. I agree with Randy. Whites never take responsibility for what they do. Their actions are always blamed on someone or something else. This guy was 18 yrs old, legally an adult. His crime is blamed on his own hatred and he should suffer the same punishment as the victim. He should be beaten and then run over by a truck. Plain & simple.

  4. brian says:

    This was one of the worst crimes against humanity I’ve ever heard of…
    Every single young man who went with Daryl Deadman that night should be in some way prosecuted. The parents of this young man should be charged in a Civil Court for every last penny they have.
    Did these young men develop racists attitudes in a vacuum?
    NO

    I saw we call in a pinpoint airstrike on Rankin County, MS
    Southern country boy white, there is not a lower form of life on this planet…

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