Mississippi Burning: Edgar Ray Killen Leaves Court on Gurney on June 17, 2005
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Former Ku Klux Klan Leader Dies in Prison for 1964 ‘Mississippi Burning’ Murders

A white supremacist convicted of masterminding the killings of three civil rights workers depicted in the movie, Mississippi Burning, has died in prison. Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, died at the Mississippi State Penitentiary on Thursday at age 92. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 2005 at age Read More…

Memorial for Dylann Roof's victims of the Charleston church shooting.
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Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Pens Letter from Prison (Video)

A letter written from prison by Dylann Roof, the Charleston church shooter shows he could care less about killing nine Black people in 2015. The now-famous prisoner has no remorse for his heinous crimes. The Crimes of Dylann Roof Roof shot and killed nine African Americans during a church service in Charleston two years ago. Read More…