I think that for you to suggest that the "good ole boys" in Sumter "took care" of LH because he sat in a bar and drank with them is ridiculous.
I also think that this offhand trashing of the law enforcement of Sumter is also irresponsible and uncalled for.
It is easy for us to sit here 32 years after the fact and say what the LE should have done. Unless you are privy to the LE's files on this case, how do we know what other circumstances there were - besides what was published.
The LE in Sumter that I know of, in regards to this case, have been helpful, informative, and grateful for our help.
What would be nice to see over here are some fresh ideas and some actual research, instead of throwing around accusations and blame.
Obsessed with trying to do the right thing...