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    GA - Unsolved lynching murders of 4 people, 1946

    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.


    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/met...ooresford.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    New evidence collected in 1946 Georgia lynching case

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/01/lyn...rss_topstories


    On July 25, 1946, two black sharecropper couples were shot hundreds of times and the unborn baby of one of the women cut out with a knife at the Moore's Ford Bridge.
    An on-line Memorial

    http://www.mooresford.org/

    On July 25, 1946, four young African Americans—George & Mae Murray Dorsey and Roger & Dorothy Malcom—were shot hundreds of times by 12 to 15 unmasked white men in broad daylight at the Moore's Ford bridge spanning the Apalachee River, 60 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia.
    Looking behind tragedy at Moore’s Ford bridge


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13905047/


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOvCZxnSanQ

    Bizarre re-enactment video on you tube (extremely, extremely disturbing)

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    Thank you for posting this case; I spent some time on it last evening and was so appalled.

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    As was I. I can't believe I'd never heard of this before.

    I think it was the baby that did me in.

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    Was this a lynching or a shooting? The story says both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crow_Ascending View Post
    Was this a lynching or a shooting? The story says both.
    A lynching.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching
    Lynching is an extrajudicial punishment meted out by a mob. Lynching, an enumerated felony in some states in the United States, is defined by some codes of law as "Any act of violence inflicted by a mob upon the body of another person which results in the death of the person," with a 'mob' being defined as "the assemblage of two or more persons, without color or authority of law, for the premeditated purpose and with the premeditated intent of committing an act of violence upon the person of another.

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    I live in Walton County, where this occurred. There have always been rumors over the years of who was involved. Seems likes everyone knew someone who was in on it.
    It will be a huge surprise to many if they find out who were some of the ones that did this.
    BTW, there is a book about this case if anyone is interested in it. It's called "Fire In A Canebreak." I own the book, might be willing to loan it out if I can find it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Canebrake.../dp/0684868164

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    Oh wow! I am reading that book "Fire In A Canebrake" right now. My dad gave it to me. He is a retired police officer for the City Of Chamblee, GA and one of his fellow officers was Doc Sorrells son. Doc Sorrells was a Deputy Sheriff in Walton County when this happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julie2 View Post
    Oh wow! I am reading that book "Fire In A Canebrake" right now. My dad gave it to me. He is a retired police officer for the City Of Chamblee, GA and one of his fellow officers was Doc Sorrells son. Doc Sorrells was a Deputy Sheriff in Walton County when this happened.
    Have you heard Doc Sorrels was involved? I have.

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    I haven't heard and have not finished the book, but I am very intrigued and wondering if he was.


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    Ga. college students to explore cold case lynching

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/na...104375773.html

    10/05/10 6:25 PM EDT

    Article too short to snip.

    A lot of available info about these 4 that were lynched on the internet.

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    Too bad this didn't happen years ago while those responsible were still alive.


    "One July afternoon in 1946, in rural Georgia, a white mob killed four young black people in a hail of gunfire. The brutal lynching led to a national outcry, prompting President Harry Truman to push for sweeping civil rights changes that would ultimately desegregate the military. J. Edgar Hoover's FBI investigated, but no one was ever convicted of the murders.
    On Morning Edition, NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with Laura Wexler, author of Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America, a new book that revisits the incident......" http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=1174520

    link to book: http://www.laurawexler.com/html/read.html
    Last edited by noZme; 10-05-2010 at 09:03 PM. Reason: add link

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