A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime charge in connection with a group of young men and teenagers that carried out racial attacks against African-Americans in 2011.
Joseph Dominick, 21, from Brandon, entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Mississippi, to one count of conspiracy to commit federal hate crimes.
Dominick and others began in the spring of 2011 to harass and assault African-Americans in Jackson and the surrounding area, according to the FBI.
In one case, Dominick was part of a group that used a sling shot to hurl metal ball bearings at several African-Americans, a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice said. The young men also threw glass beer bottles at African-Americans, the news release said.
On June 25, 2011, Dominick attended a party in Puckett, about 45 minutes from Jackson, where members of the group discussed going to the Mississippi capital to find African-Americans to harass, authorities said. While seven white men went in two trucks that night to Jackson, Dominick wasn't among them.
James Craig Anderson, 47, a black man, died after he was beaten and run over in the early morning hours of June 26, 2011. The truck was driven by Deryl Dedmon, a member of the group, prosecutors said.
Where was the offensive language? was it 'african-american'? that's a horrible epithet.
Five years in prison?
This event is staggering.
The young white men involved in the murder strike me as more crude and hate-filled than any I knew when I was in Mississippi high schools under segregation.
If think at the very minimum they should get life without parole. This isn't the 1920s. Even if it was, it is disgusting to harm someone just because they look different.
In Texas a woman got 99 years for gluing her toddler to the wall! 5 years for a hatecrime that left 1 person dead!? That'll teach'em..... Not!!
Awful. Just awful that people, in this day and age, are so backwards.
Yea i agree banasy. And yet the *lump* is still walking around free!
Who's the lump ?
We would rather not talk about it but racism is alive & well in US of A.
@ saywhat, it certainly is. And @ poser patrick, if you were the real patrick you would know who the *lump* was.
Yes, slavery installed since 1933
I'm not finished with viewing the film yet tho
A very poorly written and edited story. Other than a young man pleading guilty to a hate crime. And that a black man was killed by another, I assume, white man.....What exactly happened? Thrown in to the story was that "some" teenagers, perhaps cohorts, ran around. harassing blacks by throwing beer bottles at
them by innuendo one could assume that this was was a gigantic plot or just a bunch of bor ed drunken teens led by a racist whose actions got out of hand!
Back woods punks .
The kkk is in office that's why so little time.