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04-05-2005, 04:47 PM
Roger Malcom, 24; Dorothy Malcom, 20; George Dorsey, 28; and Mae Dorsey, 24

On Saturday, marchers, led by state Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), and organized by a group that calls itself the Moore's Ford Memorial Committee, sought, by publicizing the Moore's Ford case, to pressure authorities into prosecuting it.

Alcovy Circuit District Attorney Ken Wynne said last week he is not taking the case to the grand jury because investigators have not obtained enough evidence in the four years since the GBI investigation was reopened.

"In fact," he said, "if I did present it [to the grand jury], it would be an ethical breach if I knew there was insufficient evidence."

GBI officials said they last discussed the case with Wynne in March and still hope to find people who know the entire story.

"We absolutely believe that there are citizens currently residing in the Walton and Oconee counties that know what happened at Moore's Ford Bridge on July 25, 1946," said the GBI's Fred Stephen.

A federal grand jury heard three weeks of testimony from hundreds of witnesses in 1946 and "concluded it could not identify those involved," said Wynne.

But Brooks believes that same evidence, presented before a grand jury now, in less racially charged times and despite that many who testified then are now dead would result in indictments.

There were more than 50 men in the lynch mob. Brooks said the surviving men who allegedly killed Roger Malcom, 24; Dorothy Malcom, 20; George Dorsey, 28; and Mae Dorsey, 24, should be brought to justice so the healing can begin.


07-06-2012, 05:12 PM
A pretty good book about this case.

Amazon.com: Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America (9780684868172): Laura Wexler: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513P8N2gGRL.@@AMEPARAM@@513P8N2gGRL (http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Canebrake-Last-Lynching-America/dp/0684868172/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341609081&sr=1-2&keywords=Moores+ford)