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February 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Justice Department's civil rights division concluded there was no criminal act in the hanging last summer of a black Mississippi teenager, which local authorities ruled a suicide. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and the family of Raynard Johnson, 17, had argued that local authorities moved too quickly to rule out the possibility the youth was lynched by people who disapproved of his friendships with white girls in the rural community of Kokomo.
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February 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Justice Department's civil rights division concluded there was no criminal act in the hanging last summer of a black Mississippi teenager, which local authorities ruled a suicide. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and the family of Raynard Johnson, 17, had argued that local authorities moved too quickly to rule out the possibility the youth was lynched by people who disapproved of his friendships with white girls in the rural community of Kokomo.
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July 12, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The mother and brother of a black Mississippi teenager found hanged will meet with lawmakers and Atty. Gen. Janet Reno today, officials said. Raynard Johnson, 17, was found hanging from a pecan tree a few yards from the front door of his rural home June 16. Officials said autopsy findings were consistent with suicide, but Johnson's family questioned the ruling and called on the Rev. Jesse Jackson and others to demand a federal investigation.
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July 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
Sheriff's deputies investigating the hanging death of a young black man have seized his computer, hoping to find evidence on its hard drive that will indicate whether the death was a suicide or murder. Raynard Johnson, 17, was found dead June 16. Two autopsies--one commissioned by the family--showed Johnson's injuries were consistent with suicide. Johnson's family, joined by the Rev.
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July 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Rev. Jesse Jackson led about 1,000 demonstrators Saturday in a march to the tree where a black teenager died last month in a hanging that medical examiners ruled a suicide. The protesters, many carrying signs questioning whether 17-year-old Raynard Johnson was lynched, gathered outside his home in Kokomo, where he was found hanging from a pecan tree June 16.
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June 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
A black teenager who was found hanging from a tree in his frontyard in what investigators ruled a suicide may instead have been lynched for dating two white girls, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Tuesday. Jackson asked Gov. Ronnie Musgrove and the U.S. Justice Department to launch an investigation into the death of 17-year-old Raynard Johnson.
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July 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
Sheriff's deputies investigating the hanging death of a young black man have seized his computer, hoping to find evidence on its hard drive that will indicate whether the death was a suicide or murder. Raynard Johnson, 17, was found dead June 16. Two autopsies--one commissioned by the family--showed Johnson's injuries were consistent with suicide. Johnson's family, joined by the Rev.
NEWS
July 12, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The mother and brother of a black Mississippi teenager found hanged will meet with lawmakers and Atty. Gen. Janet Reno today, officials said. Raynard Johnson, 17, was found hanging from a pecan tree a few yards from the front door of his rural home June 16. Officials said autopsy findings were consistent with suicide, but Johnson's family questioned the ruling and called on the Rev. Jesse Jackson and others to demand a federal investigation.
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July 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Rev. Jesse Jackson led about 1,000 demonstrators Saturday in a march to the tree where a black teenager died last month in a hanging that medical examiners ruled a suicide. The protesters, many carrying signs questioning whether 17-year-old Raynard Johnson was lynched, gathered outside his home in Kokomo, where he was found hanging from a pecan tree June 16.
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June 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
A black teenager who was found hanging from a tree in his frontyard in what investigators ruled a suicide may instead have been lynched for dating two white girls, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Tuesday. Jackson asked Gov. Ronnie Musgrove and the U.S. Justice Department to launch an investigation into the death of 17-year-old Raynard Johnson.
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