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...Columbia Pictures, had its world premiere in Westwood, California.In 1998, in a crime that shocked the nation, James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old black man, was hooked by a chain to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas...

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...testimony began in the Jasper, Texas, trial of John William King, charged with murder in the gruesome dragging death of James Byrd Jr. King was later convicted and sentenced to death. In 2003, more than 100,000 people demonstrated in the streets...

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This Day in History

...Miami Beach. In 1999, a jury in Jasper, Texas, sentenced white supremacist John William King to death for chaining James Byrd Jr., a black man, to a pickup truck and dragging him to pieces. In the world In 1570, Pope Pius V excommunicated...

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This Day in History

...in Baltimore. In 1972, the musical "Grease" opened on Broadway. In 1998, in a crime that shocked the nation, James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old black man, was dragged to his death behind a pickup in Jasper, Texas. (Two white men were...

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This Day in History

...in New York. In 1972, the musical "Grease" opened on Broadway. In 1998, in a crime that shocked the nation, James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old black man, was dragged to his death behind a pickup truck in Jasper, Texas. Two white men...

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This Day in History

...Jasper, Texas, convicted white supremacist John William King of murder in the gruesome dragging death of a black man, James Byrd Jr. King was sentenced to death two days later. In 2003, in West Warwick, R.I., relatives of the victims of a...

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This Day in History

...of seven astronauts. In 1998, three white men were charged in Jasper, Texas, with the brutal dragging death of James Byrd Jr., a black man. President Clinton unleashed a torrent of public works money, signing a $203 billion-dollar transportation...

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This Day in History

...politicians called for an end to racial violence as hundreds of mourners gathered in Jasper, Texas, for the funeral of James Byrd Jr., a black man who was brutally killed by white supremacists. President Clinton visited Thurston High School in Springfield...

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This Day in History

...88. In 1999, Lawrence Russell Brewer became the second white supremacist to be convicted in the dragging death of James Byrd, Jr., in Jasper, Texas. (Brewer was later sentenced to death.) In 2003, a sightseeing helicopter crashed in the...

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Why hate crime laws are all the rage

...someone on the grounds of their religion or race. Not a single hate crime law has passed since the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. Not a single existing law has been expanded to include homosexuality since the murder of Matthew Shepard. A Senate...

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