1940’s Mississippi? No, this happened in 21st Century North Carolina
By: Mark Rabil - August 26, 2019
A young Black man is accused of killing two white people. White community members begin making baldly racist calls for the suspect to be hanged, shot or otherwise “taken care of” by a gang of vigilantes. The county prosecutor quickly assures the public he will seek the death penalty.
The threats of lynching continue. Even the defense attorneys receive death threats.