How a journalist sent a Klansman to jail for a 40-year-old murder

Matt sez, "Jerry Mitchell is a local reporter here in Jackson, Mississippi who recently won a MacArthur Genius Grant for his investigations into previously unresolved Civil Rights Era murders. These investigations led to prison sentences for men who had escaped justice for 40 years or more. This is a great, short story (MP3), told with Jerry's typical humility and humor. I'm extremely proud of Jerry and what he's done to advance the cause of Justice here in the South."

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  1. I looked it up – there is no statute of limitations on prosecuting for first degree murder. Awesome. The only sad part is that these dicks got 40 years of freedom they didn’t deserve.

  2. Word! Always makes me weep with victory to hear of a civil rights victory in the old country. Mad props, man. Mad props.

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