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  • It was one of the most horrifying and unforgettable events in this country’s recent history. In the pre-dawn hours of June 7, 1998, a black man named James Byrd Jr. was walking home from a party in Jasper Texas, when he was stopped by three white men. John William King, Lawrence Russell Brewer and Shawn Berry were cruising and drinking beer, and they offered Byrd a ride home. He got in the bed of their pickup truck, but they didn’t...
    July 09, 2002 | Story
  • Hundreds of police in riot gear patrolled the streets of Oldham, England this morning, arresting 18 whites and 3South Asians as racial unrest continued.
    May 29, 2001 | Story
  • At a dinner last week in Germany, President Clinton’s evening went up in smoke when German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder offered him a box of Cuban cigars.
    June 06, 2000 | Story
  • In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a white supremacist convicted of a hate crime for helping beat a man was cleared by an all-white jury of a more serious charge involving the victim’s son. Jules Fettu, former state director of the World Church of the Creator, was convicted Wednesday of battery as a hate crime against Willaim Salas, a 42-year-old man of Cuban descent who lives in Miami. The six-member jury found that Fettu, of West Palm Beach,...
    July 30, 1999 | Story
  • Bill King, the white supremacist convicted of dragging James Byrd to his death, heads to death row today in Huntsville, Texas. King is the first white person condemned for killing an African-American in Texas since the 1970’s. King spent his first night as a condemned man in a diagnostic unit in the prison where he will await his execution.
    February 26, 1999 | Story
  • Jurors in the murder trial of John William King, a white supremacist convicted of the capital murder of an African-American man, are considering today whether King will be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. James Byrd, 49, was dragged for three miles from the back of a pickup truck last year.
    February 25, 1999 | Story
  • After a week of hearing gruesome testimony and examining grisly evidence, it took a Texas jury of 10 whites and one African-American less than three hours to find John William King, an admitted white supremacist, guilty of capital murder in the killing of an African-American man. James Byrd, 49, was dragged to death for over three miles while chained to the back of a pickup truck in Jasper, Texas. Jurors are now hearing evidence in the...
    February 24, 1999 | Story
  • It was one of the most shocking crimes in recent years—the brutal racist killing of African-American James Byrd. Today, that murder trial is headed for a jury in Jasper, Texas. Lawyers will present closing arguments in the capital murder trial of Bill King, a white supremacist who is one of three men accused of dragging Byrd to death last year.
    February 23, 1999 | Story
  • The murder trial of Bill King, a white supremacist accused of dragging an African American man to death, resumes today in Jasper, Texas. A pathologist is expected to detail how James Byrd was chained to a pickup truck and killed. His head and right arm were found separated from the rest of his body.
    February 22, 1999 | Story
  • Today is the third day of the murder trial of white supremacist John William King, accused of dragging an African-American man to death behind a pickup truck. Yesterday, a former fellow inmate of King’s testified that King had vowed in prison that he would kidnap and kill a black man when he got free in order to attract attention to a white supremacist group that he was trying to form.
    February 19, 1999 | Story