I came across this on Google+1 yesterday and I couldn’t believe it and doubt many of you knew about it either, it really shocked me so I had to look into it.
Originally shared by Riggio Family – age 14, George Stinney Jr. is the youngest person that has ever been sentenced to death in the United States. He was accused of killing two white girls back in 1944. The bodies were found near the house where the teenager resided with his parents. 70 years later, his innocence was finally proven by a judge in South Carolina.
Editor Note: He was never actually found innocent.
It also got me thinking about all the talk about reparations. If anyone deserves some sort of “Reparation” or compensation it’s this young mans family for the miscarriage of justice. More on that in a minute. First, a few things I found about George Stinney Jr.
It took 10 minutes to convict 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. It took 70 years after his execution to exonerate him.
In March 1944, deep in the Jim Crow South, police came for 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. His parents weren’t at home. His little sister was hiding in the family’s chicken coop behind the house in Alcolu, a segregated mill town in South Carolina, while officers handcuffed George and his older brother, Johnnie, and took them away.
Two young white girls had been found brutally murdered, beaten over the head with a railroad spike and dumped in a water-logged ditch. He and his little sister, who were black, were said to be last ones to see them alive. Authorities later released the older Stinney – and directed their attention toward George.
August 31, 2016:
Leaders at the Charleston School of Law, along with 17 students, are beginning an effort to mount a civil rights case stemming from the 1944 execution of George Stinney Jr. Only 14 years old at the time, Stinney was arrested after two young girls were discovered murdered in Clarendon County, S.C.
He remains the youngest person put to death in the United States in the past century.
Strapped in the electric chair just two months following his conviction, his lawyer never attempted to appeal the jury’s verdict, which came after 10 minutes of deliberation.
It would be 70 years before a South Carolina judge vacated the conviction after finding constitutional violations during the original trial.
George Stinney Jr became the youngest person to be executed in the US in the 20th century when he was sent to the electric chair in 1944, but more than 70 years after his death his conviction has been overturned.
Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen said the speed with which the state meted out justice against the boy was shocking and extremely unfair, and that his case was one of “great injustice” in her ruling exonerating Stinney Jr.
He was kept from his parents and any legal counsel when he was interrogated by authorities, and his supporters claim that the small, frail boy was so scared that he would have said whatever he thought would make the police happy, despite there having been no physical evidence linking him to the death of the girls.
Heres the trailer from a move made about George Junius Stinney Jr.
Stinney was convicted in 1944 in a one-day trial of the first-degree murder of two white girls: 11-year-old Betty June Binnicker and 8-year-old Mary Emma Thames.
After being arrested, Stinney was said to have confessed to the crime. There was no written record of his confession apart from notes provided by an investigating deputy, and no transcript of the brief trial. He was executed by electric chair.
If you’r interested, The is the move made about him available on YouTube.
Now, as for Reparations and the 2020 presidential candidates and all there talk about it. First let me share with you an excellent conversation Laura Ingraham had with Conservative author and filmmaker Shelby Steele.
Conservative author and filmmaker Shelby Steele reacts to Democrats’ agenda to ‘resolve’ slavery on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’
In case the YouTube video disappears heres the link for the original on Fox. 2020 presidential Democrats push for slavery reparations
Personally, I think it’s all BS. All society’s have been slaves at some point in history. BTW there were white slaves in America long before there where black slaves and they where treated a lot more brutally the the blacks. I ll bet a lot of the young people nowadays have no idea about the real history. I don’t have the time right now to give you all the links and info on it but look it up.
Blacks owned white slaves too BTW. If Kamala Harris and all the rest of the 2020 presidential candidates where really interested in “Reparations”, a good place to start would be with the muslims who still practice it today. Or, look in to her own heritage and country of Jamaica and the Spanish. They all seem to to think or make it out to be a exclusive problem or sin of America only.
There’s a lot of history, real history to be found on the subject if only it was taught or really searched for.
Well, that’s my two cents anyway. God bless you and God bless America.