GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) -- When 23-year-old Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured beside a Georgia highway in 1983, the young black man's family and neighbors whispered that his killing may be linked to racism.
"It was always mentioned, and it was always suspected," said his niece, Heather Coggins, who still lives not far from where he was killed.
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BLONDELLE-I grew up in Barbados and I’ve never in 62 years on this earth knew what racism was and I never cared what anybody look like still don’t. Until I came to America in 1984. I was shocked and still am at how people treat each other in this Country. And not because you did anything to them. Not because you had a falling out or an argument or a disagreement whatever you want it. It’s simply your skin color I still can’t get my head wrapped around that. And I probably never will.
RICHARDS-LBJ said it over 50 years ago and it's still true today, unfortunately. "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."
Gizzy-I love reading about a cold case being solved and the criminals facing charges. Keep it up officers. Good work.
Jehuty-And you call a man who loves listening to music, dancing spending time with his family a savage? This is so sad that this happen to this brother and his family, the DEATH PENALTY IS THE ONLY REMEDY FOR THESE BEAST...
kathy-They are not God's children. They are cold hearted humans. They deserve the death penalty. They have already been free for too many years
Double Agent-Two these men were law enforcement officers. Very sick and disgusting.
JM-We saw this land, coveted it, stole it from the natives, mass murdered them, crossed an ocean to kidnap Africans to do all the work for 300 years, raped/murdered them, treated them like trash, wrote laws making this all kosher in our own eyes, put up the 10 commandments in public buildings, marched sanctimoniously off to church (like God is a blind idiot) and then judge others for the same behavior?
Yvette-Let’s not gloss over the fact that two of the 5 accused work in law enforcement. THIS is why we #takeaknee
C- "two worked in law enforcement." Yup, the main reason why the case was stalled. Guess what folks, this problem still exist today. We still have bigots/clansmen wearing the blue-uniform sworn to protect us all, but of course, this isn't the case. Glad the family will have their justice.
Damon-No sense in going the death penalty route, they are too old and will die of natural cause 1st. Shove them in the general population and let nature take its coarse. I hope they live out the rest of their lives in misery.
patois-Racism is a mental and filthy costly social disease afflicting the least mature most spiritually craven dregs of society. Don't hire bigots. The more bigoted, the more likely to steal from an employer, take a bribe, sabotage, insult a customer / stockholder, and shoot an employer in the face for firing him. Employers, learn what's out there to screen them out in the application process before they cause your company trouble. Also, investigate what the USA military is using for screening that kind of lowlife out of enlistment.
STOP, STOP, STOP, SAYING AMERICA IS GREAT, AND MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. HOW IS IT AMERICA IS SUPPOSE TO BE GREAT, WHEN THEY PARTICIPATED IN CHATTEL ENSLAVEMENT?
HOW COME AMERICA REFUSE TO ADMIT THERE IS NO TERRORISM IN AMERICA, AMERICA WHO PARTICIPATED IN CHATTEL ENSLAVEMENT?
WHEN YOU ARE A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR, YOU THINK THAT WHAT YOU THINK IS TRUE, AND IT IS TRUE TO THE PATHOLOGICAL LIAR, BUT NOT THE REAL AND RAW TRUTH/REALITY.
STEALING BLACK AFRIKANS FROM AFRIKA, AND THE CRIMES THE OPPRESSORS COMMITTED AGAINST BLACK AFRIKANS, CHATTEL ENSLAVEMENT, IS TERRORISM.
A Mentally Ill Nation Cannot Survive and It’s Official, America is the Sickest Nation in the Modern World
The Snapping of the American Mind! THINGS WRONG IN THE USA. Is America mentally ill? THE CLOSING OF THE AMERICAN MIND.
Living in America will drive you insane — literally
Data suggests the US is experiencing an epidemic of crippling mental illness. We may have only ourselves to blame
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