Black People : Sam Bowers dies at 82

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  1. That Jones Boy

    That Jones Boy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Usually I feel sad that anyone has to die and that death exists at all.
    in this guys case I think I can make an exception and throw a party to celebrate this ones passing.
    hope its hot where he has gone.
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    The former imperial wizard of the Mississippi Ku Klux Klan, Sam Bowers, 82, has died in prison while serving a life sentence for murder.
    Bowers, who was portrayed in the movie "Mississippi Burning," suffered a heart attack at the state penitentiary in Parchman Sunday, the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reported.
    He headed the nation's most violent Klan organization believed responsible for at least 10 killings, dozens of church bombings, beatings, drive-by shootings and other violence.
    He was never convicted of murder until 1998 when a jury found him guilty in the death of Vernon Dahmer Sr., who died of burns after the Klan firebombed his home near Hattiesburg in 1966.
    Born into a prestigious political family, Bowers evolved from a man who leased pinball machines to a self-described "criminal lunatic," whose organization was responsible for much of the violence in Mississippi during the civil rights movement, the Clarion-Ledger said.
    One of the former FBI agents who investigated Bowers said it was surprising that a seemingly mild-mannered man was such a vicious killer.

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    Another one bites the dust...
     
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    the punk lived to 82 though some fair old age it really does make me start believing in that only the good die young stuff.
     
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    True...
     
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    Other thing that gets me pissed how many black folks tax dollars went on feeding that chump and keeping him alive during his jail term.
    Never totally sure where I stand on the Death penalty in general but would without doubt have been all for it in his case.
     
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