particularly since Lacy was involved in a sexual relationship with a much older white woman.
Ingredients for a hanging! How many times have massa in the dirty south and Midwest say "the hanging [of a particular black man in a white environment] was a suicide? That's a template response. And they know it doesn't make any sense but also there is no one to challenge them,...especially in the South.
This young man lost his life cuz he was having SEX with a older white woman who probably SEDUCED him while taking him to the white CHURCH to show him off. This pissed off many white male christians who believe that white women and black men SHOULD NEVER engaged with each other. This is the traditional thought pattern of racist white folks. So why on God's green earth would black folks ALLOW their naive boys to be bamboozled like that? Did he keep it a secret? Did anyone ELSE know he was having an affair? Was she married?
I saw a documentary a few weeks back about this very thing. The film was stationed in back woods of Mississippi where there they had several suspicious hangings of young black men that the sheriff office could not determined foul play so had the cornorn[sp] office deem them suicides-every last one of 'em. Now this is 2013 why are the younger generation of civil rights movement folks silent? Why are they [these rough and tough youngsters(some harden gang bangers)] STILL afraid to come out and defend their people? Where the hell are they...these brave and courageous young black folks who will KILL each other over a pair of tennis shoes....where the hell are they and why aren't they tellin' what they know?
And why....again this is 2014 with a black president....hasn't the police department do their job in properly investigating these hangings as what they are: hate crimes! Anybody with half a brain can see that. So once again we are regressing socially. And allowing racism in our government to resurface in a way where folks feel helpless, afraid and without hope. And that can't EVER happen. These police departments need to be CALLED out and investigated by the federal government for incompetency[heads should roll big time]....and then rightful authorities should pull the budget [ of police departments withholding vital info regarding the hangings] until those cases are closed with convictions of the killers. That's only WAY families will get closure and JUSTICE. But!