On June 7, 1998 James Byrd, Jr. was murdered by three white men in Jasper, Texas.He was dragged behind a pickup truck and his body  dumped in front of a local black cemetery. The crime led to passage of  state and federal hate crimes laws.  Lawrence Brewer was executed for the murder on September 21, 2011 and John King remains on death row while appeals are pending. Shawn Berry was sentenced to life imprisonment. #TodayInBlackHistory

On June 7, 1998 James Byrd, Jr. was murdered by three white men in Jasper, Texas.He was dragged behind a pickup truck and his body dumped in front of a local black cemetery. The crime led to passage of state and federal hate crimes laws. Lawrence Brewer was executed for the murder on September 21, 2011 and John King remains on death row while appeals are pending. Shawn Berry was sentenced to life imprisonment. #TodayInBlackHistory

Love this photo essay about where children sleep - great to show the kids!

Photo essay: Where children sleep

Love this photo essay about where children sleep - great to show the kids!

Alfred and Lauren Wright enrage Jasper Texas racist sheriff Maddox and his friends who lynch him and then cover up his murder in 2013! They call a cut throat, missing eyes, ears, tongue, teeth and a slit throat accidental death after calling off the search saying he ran off. The police went so far as to post on Lauren's face book page: "He's laid up drinking cold beer watching football some place warm!"

Alfred and Lauren Wright enrage Jasper Texas racist sheriff Maddox and his friends who lynch him and then cover up his murder in 2013! They call a cut throat, missing eyes, ears, tongue, teeth and a slit throat accidental death after calling off the search saying he ran off. The police went so far as to post on Lauren's face book page: "He's laid up drinking cold beer watching football some place warm!"

Alfred and Lauren Wright and their intershade children enrage Jasper Texas racist sheriff Maddox and his friends who lynch him and then cover up his murder in 2013! They call a cut throat, missing eyes, ears, tongue, teeth and a slit throat accidental death after calling off the search saying he ran off. The police went so far as to post on Lauren's face book page: "He's laid up droning cold beer watching football some place warm!" Eric Holder has reopened the investigation!

Alfred and Lauren Wright and their intershade children enrage Jasper Texas racist sheriff Maddox and his friends who lynch him and then cover up his murder in 2013! They call a cut throat, missing eyes, ears, tongue, teeth and a slit throat accidental death after calling off the search saying he ran off. The police went so far as to post on Lauren's face book page: "He's laid up droning cold beer watching football some place warm!" Eric Holder has reopened the investigation!

Headstone - DIY Headstone - Make your own headstone . I am going to do this for a few people who have no headstone in the "black" cemetery in Jasper Texas.

Headstone - DIY Headstone - Make your own headstone . I am going to do this for a few people who have no headstone in the "black" cemetery in Jasper Texas.

MISSING: Jonathan Smith – Jasper, Texas (7/15/15)

MISSING: Jonathan Smith – Jasper, Texas (7/15/15)

This is James Byrd's gravesite! Murdered by 2 white supremacists in 1998 in the town of Jasper, Texas! . Same town Jasper, Texas  Where just recently two white male cops brutally beat a 25 year old black woman and it was caught on tape! What is going on in Jasper,Texas?!

This is James Byrd's gravesite! Murdered by 2 white supremacists in 1998 in the town of Jasper, Texas! . Same town Jasper, Texas Where just recently two white male cops brutally beat a 25 year old black woman and it was caught on tape! What is going on in Jasper,Texas?!

A southeast Texas town with a history of racial unrest on Monday fired two white police officers recently captured on video slamming a black woman’s head into a countertop and wrestling her to the ground. “The amount of force used was abominable,” the woman's attorney, Cade Bernsen, told Yahoo News. The incident was captured by security cameras at the Jasper, Texas, police headquarters. Idiots haven't learned yet its a new day with technology ...May 2013

Video captures Jasper, Texas, police officers beating woman

A southeast Texas town with a history of racial unrest on Monday fired two white police officers recently captured on video slamming a black woman’s head into a countertop and wrestling her to the ground. “The amount of force used was abominable,” the woman's attorney, Cade Bernsen, told Yahoo News. The incident was captured by security cameras at the Jasper, Texas, police headquarters. Idiots haven't learned yet its a new day with technology ...May 2013

Letters From Death Row: Ray Jasper, Texas Inmate 999341

Letters From Death Row: Ray Jasper, Texas Inmate 999341

Last month (as we did last year), we sent letters to all of the U.S. death row inmates who have execution dates in the upcoming year. Today, we have our first reply: Ray Jasper, who is scheduled to be put to death in Texas in March.

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