Black People : New trial sought for George Stinney, 14-year-old executed in 1944

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,



    New trial sought for George Stinney, 14-year-old executed in 1944


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    George Stinney (South Carolina Department of Archives and History)

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — George Stinney has been dead since 1944, when as a 14-year-old black boy he became the youngest person executed in the United States in the past century, for killing two white girls. Now his supporters are taking the unheard-of step of asking for a new trial.
    Stinney’s case brings together two of the longest-running disputes in the American legal system — the death penalty and race.
    Stinney was convicted on a shaky confession in a segregated society that wanted revenge for the beating deaths of two girls, ages 11 and 7, according to a lawsuit filed last month on Stinney’s behalf in South Carolina.


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    The surviving Family seeks closure and apology from the State.
     
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    This only goes to show how sick we are as a people. "We're sorry we executed your son...do you forgive us"? Come on with that crazy @ss stuff. Ain't no closure in that. Their son is dead!...and the killers ain't givin up no payday all because they may have made a mistake. This reminds me of trynna get them to say they are sorry for slavery so that we would be justified in getting paid from their past mistake...which in reality was some pay back stuff from their perspective.
     
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  5. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Brother, you are way out of line, smh:


    TheGrio interviewed Stinney’s brother Charles back in October, 2011. Charles, a retired pastor living in Brooklyn, NY, was supportive of efforts to clear his brother’s name, but remained deeply saddened by his death.
    “[George] already paid with his life and nothing will…even if they take it [off the state's official records] it will still not bring him back,” he said.


    http://thegrio.com/2013/11/12/is-justice-coming-70-years-later-for-executed-teen-george-stinney/
     
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    I feel 'ya on that one.
    I say keep the new trial and any apologies they may offer. They didn't just lock him up unjustly. They murdered him in cold blood with the blessing of the judicial system. There is no righting that one.
     
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    So I guess, for the most part, it's just to do something right by him, though he realizes it won't change what they've already done.
     
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    Exactly Angela22, but not only that, his brother, Charles, you would think, has the right over us to speak to this issue:


    TheGrio interviewed Stinney’s brother Charles back in October, 2011. Charles, a retired pastor living in Brooklyn, NY, was supportive of efforts to clear his brother’s name, but remained deeply saddened by his death.
    “[George] already paid with his life and nothing will…even if they take it [off the state's official records] it will still not bring him back,” he said.


    http://thegrio.com/2013/11/12/is-justice-coming-70-years-later-for-executed-teen-george-stinney/
     
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    Of course. But lately, I have been seeing whereas many think they have more of a right to speak over and for the family members of the deceased if they believe the family hasn't done or spoken well enough on their behalf.

    It's his brother, and though realizing it's not going to bring him back, it's simply what he wants for him and his name.
     
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    Actually, its call closure ... same is true for the Scottsboro Boys:

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