They set out to “fuck with some n*ggers.” Just off the interstate, they came across 49-year-old James Anderson. So the seven white teens viciously beat him. Afterwards, one car with four of the teens left. Then Deryl Dedmon, Jr. drove off, bumping over the curb and accelerating to run over Anderson.
It was captured on security video.
Dedmon has been charged with murder. The driver of the other vehicle, John Aaron Rice, has been charged with simple assault.
But there were five other teens along for the ride that night. No charges have been filed against the five others.
Just another day in post-racial America.
(Also, I’d note that CNN describes Dedmon as being five feet tall and 130 pounds. I can only speculate on why they included that information and how they obtained it. News footage of Dedmon shows that he is the same height or taller than several of the correctional officers escorting him. A professional videocamera shown in the corner of one shot is held slightly below his head height.)
Edited to add: Here’s a video still of Dedmon walking through a doorway.
What do you think the doorway clearance is? Six footers need to duck?
Edited again to add: According to the Hinds County inmate detail, Dedmon is 5′ 9″ and weighs 130.