Great news (from Reuters):

JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) – A former Ku Klux Klansman was found guilty of kidnapping on Thursday in the 1964 killings of two black men in Mississippi, a case that highlighted white supremacist violence during the civil rights era.

A federal jury deliberated just two hours before convicting James Seale, who was also charged with conspiracy in the killings of 19-year-old Henry Hezekiah Dee and Charles Eddie Moore who were kidnapped while hitchhiking.

According to the indictment and testimony, they were taken to a national forest and Seale trained a shotgun on the teenagers while his companions beat them.

They then stuffed Dee and Moore into the trunk of a car, drove them to an offshoot of the Mississippi River, attached heavy weights to them and threw them alive into the water from a boat, prosecutors said.

America acts like 9/11 was the first time its citizens were victimized by acts of terrorism, as if a great Age of Innocence had come to an end. Well, many of us (ahem, red and black folks) know differently. Terrorism in the form of slavery, man hunts, lynchings, bombings and targeted murder has been employed in this country since before its founding. I guess the only thing left to do with former Klansman Seale is to send him to Guantanamo right? That’s what we do with terrorists. Right?

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