Death of South Carolina Man Shot and Dragged for Ten Miles Investigated as Hate Crime

South Carolina authorities are investigating the death of a black man who was shot to death and whose body they say may then have been dragged for several miles by a white man as a hate crime.

The FBI is assisting in the investigation into the death of 30-year-old Anthony Hill (pictured left) whose body was found at 4:30 a.m. on the side of a highway.

Sheriff's deputies say they traced a trail of blood to the home of Gregory Collins, 19. Agents blasted tear gas into Collins' home after he engaged in a standoff for several hours.

The two men, neither of whom had serious criminal records, were co-workers at a chicken processing plant in Newberry County.

"We don't want to attribute something to Collins that isn't necessarily true," State Law Enforcement Division director Reggie Lloyd said. "But out of precaution, given the circumstances, we are investigating the racial angle."

According to authorities, the two men were at Collins' house early Wednesday morning when Hill was shot in the head.

Collins then took a nylon rope and attached it to Hill's body and the back of his truck. He dragged the body for several miles until the rope snapped.
I'm not sure what the nature of these two men's relationship was, but isn't it bad enough to shoot someone in the head? There must have been a lot of hate in the suspect's heart to go through the process of mutilating his alleged victim.

The dragging of Hill's body sheds light onto how much the death and destruction perpetrated upon African-Americans in this country hundreds of years ago still resides in this country's DNA.

The death of James Byrd who was murdered in Jasper,
Texas,
in 1998 by three white supremacists who chained his feet to a truck and dragged him until he was decapitated, comes to mind.

More recently, we've heard about former Chicago cop Jon Burge who is on trial for lying about the alleged tortured of over 100 black men by committing acts like performing mock lynchings and shocking their genitals.

These violent deaths all bear the legacy of the thousands of lynchings that were performed on mostly black men starting in slavery times.

Authorities should prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law to show that possible hate crimes such as this will not be tolerated.
 
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More recently, we've heard about former Chicago cop Jon Burge who is on trial for lying about the alleged tortured of over 100 black men by committing acts like performing mock lynchings and shocking their genitals.

I hadn't heard about this case ... anybody else? 
I've known about the case of John Burge for a while. It was himself and a crew that were allegedly torturing black people in Chicago while making arrests and such. He's on trial now. But this story has been in Chicago press for nearly a year.
This case sounds very similar to that ofBrandon McClelland in Sept. 2008. He was run down by a pickup driven by a white "friend." Authorities said he was run over and dragged as far as 70 feet beneath the truck. His torn-apart body was discovered along a bloodstained rural road on.
I can't help but wonder what (some) White people think when they hear stories like this?  

I'm not talking about those overt, tea-party, rabid, racist-type white folks ... but the "we're post-racial now, and Black people don't have to worry about that kind of thing anymore"-type white people!

I mean ... you can't really just shrug these type of occurrences off as "isolated incidents" because they are happening much more often than we hear about in random MSM news stories!  I don't remember hearing about this John Burge at all over the past year!!  But, a cop torturing over 100 Black men - in Chicago, not some obscure hick Texas town, no less - is something I think I'd remember, if I had! 

I was reading (yet another) story the other day about the American girl in Europe who killed her roommate and then said 'the Black man did it" before she got caught and convicted.  And as we know there's been numerous stories right here in the U.S. as of late with the same thing.   There's acts of racism still happening DAILY in this country ... but, still, probably what is now a majority of the "I'm not a racist - some of my best friends are Black"-type White population truly believes that we've "gotten past" all that "nasty little racist stuff" and have moved on to where things are good and fair and opportunity is equal and Black people don't STILL have to watch their backs for unscrupulous things happening to them out of thin air because some White person got a bug in their ass to wrongfully accuse them of something ... or drag them behind the back of a pickup truck!!

I can kinda understand the delusion behind not wanting to suffer with guilt issues relating to the past .... but I don't understand the kinds of "blind" delusions that keep them from seeing what is still going on in the present.  The reality is that we - nor they - have "overcome" anything yet.
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I can kinda understand the delusion behind not wanting to suffer with guilt issues relating to the past .... but I don't understand the kinds of "blind" delusions that keep them from seeing what is still going on in the present. The reality is that we - nor they - have "overcome" anything yet.




Oh, hell, they see -- claiming to not see, not know, not understand, . . . is all just white bullshit; it is only part of the psych game they try to play on us in order to not have to come to terms with the sociopathy (and psychopathy) of racism----- you know, like the type mothers who claim to have not known that her husband was molesting her daugthers even though her daughters never had boyfriends but kept getting pregnant and having babies that look just like her husband.
I honestly don't think it should be classified as a hate crime but as a t.e.r.r.o.r.i.s.t. act. This bum should be senty to Guantanamo, water boarded and executed for his actions.
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I was reading (yet another) story the other day about the American girl in Europe who killed her roommate and then said 'the Black man did it" before she got caught and convicted.

The girl who made this claim and was on trial was American.  Unfortunately, the Black(I think African) guy was jailed, tried and convicted damn near immediately after her allegation; and how much air time do you think that the media gave to his situation?
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The girl who made this claim and was on trial was American. Unfortunately, the Black(I think African) guy was jailed, tried and convicted damn near immediately after her allegation; and how much air time do you think that the media gave to his situation?

Yes, the guy was African.  And he just happened to work at a bar or club or restaurant that the group used to frequent.

And actually, the story I was reading was about the fact that he had won a slander/defamation suit against the girl .. and either sued or was just given compensation for the false arrest claim by the city/county (or whatever it is over there) that arrested him.

It wasn't much (about $10,000 USD, if I remember correctly).  But ... at this point, he can't get what he's owed by the girl, 'cause she's still in prison and received a 25 year sentence, that she's hoping to get reduced on appeal.

But the first thing out of that heifer's mouth was that "the Black man came over, went into the girl's room, I heard screams, but didn't do anything about it!"    I wish they'd let me lay hands on that girl.  She'd be more than happy to do her 25 years without complaint! 

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