Wednesday, May 18, 2005

A little over a year ago

     John Ashcroft, on the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr, announced, with much attention by the eager-to-please-the-administration, establishment press, that he was going after the men who confessed to killing Emmet Till back in 1955.  The murderers, now dead, were acquitted at the time.  Now the hip, in-your-face NY Times is announcing that the trial transcript, much of it illegible, has been found.  I'm just wondering if there's some idiot out there who thinks that anyone is going to go to jail for this.  The men confessed, but there might be someone who knows more.  Right now in America less than 10% of murderers are captured (ban gay marriage, that'll fix it!).  We can all be glad the FBI isn't just posturing here to look good for race relations, but is in fact hot on the trail, of, um, a ghost.  From the story, they apparently plan to "compare living witnesses' accounts today with what they said in court 50 years ago."  The fifty year-plus memories of people who would be sixty-eight years old or older today.  Go, Go, FBI Justice!

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