Black People : NOI demand a Real Investigation and Justice in the Greenwood, Miss. Horror

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    vOn Dec. 20, members of the Nation of Islam went to the scene to examine the terrain under the watchful eye of a Black Greenwood deputy, who was called by State Sen. David Jordan to serve as protection for the group.

    “It's almost night time and I wouldn't feel comfortable with you all going out there at this time by yourself,” Mr. Jordan told the Muslims following a meeting at Mr. Perkins' office.

    “After first hand witnessing the table at the crime scene, the table is not even stable to accommodate any of Frederick's weight and height for even a small length of time to even tie a knot around the tree branch from which he was hung. It is very much possible that Fredrick Jermaine Carter was murdered before he was hung,” said Kareem Ali of the Southaven NOI Study Group.

    Larry Muhammad of Greenwood has been working to find the truth from the first day the body was discovered. “We will not stop until the truth is out as to what happened to this brother. We will continue to talk to residents in the area, support the family and organize on a state level,” he said.

    “This is a real case of 2010 ‘Strange Fruit.' Our trip to Mississippi was productive but painful. It was painful to see the tree from which my brother was hung, and even more painful to witness the fear of Black people in 2010,” said Deric Muhammad of the Millions More Movement Ministry of Justice in Houston, Texas.

    “We want justice, but justice cannot be obtained until the truth of what happened to Frederick Jermaine Carter is established. It will take fearlessness to establish that truth. God and God, alone, should we fear,” he said.

    Abdullah Yasin Muhammad, a son of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, has launched an online campaign titled “Stop Legalized Lynching.”

    Visitors to the website are being asked to bombard the U.S. Justice Dept. with calls, e-mails and letters asking the Justice Dept. to not only investigate Mr. Carter's death but also other hate crimes. Organizers of the campaign are calling for a march August 2011 in Mississippi and demanding that the Obama administration pass an anti-Lynching bill.


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